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Subsea Controls Engineer

Shell Houston, TX
  • Expired: September 15, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Title:
Subsea Controls Engineer
No. of Positions:
Job Description:
The SURF (Subsea, Umbilical, Risers and Flowline) group in P&T Deepwater Projects is responsible for the delivery of subsea technology solutions for all major Deepwater projects in the Americas region including the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil as well as in emerging Deepwater basins. The SURF group also serves as a Center of Excellence for Deepwater subsea technology development and deployment in projects across the Shell world.
Where you fit
SURF is currently leading the delivery of several subsea projects as well as 10-plus single well tie-backs. These projects range from the early Select phase to post-FID Execution. You will provide engineering and coordination skills to the project team to provide a reliable, completely functional subsea control system, consisting of both topsides and subsea components, safely, with excellent quality, on schedule and within budget.
Your task as Subsea Controls Engineer span the system selection, front end engineering design (FEED), detail design and execution phases of prospect development. It will also include specialist/trouble-shooting support to existing producing assets. You will play a central role in ensuring all aspects of the strategy are delivered and implemented during the execution phase. Equally as important, you will also be responsible for delivering the subsea controls scope such that top-quartile (project schedule and cost expectations) are achieved.
What's the role?
The Subsea Controls Engineer will work with Controls and Automation and Operational Readiness personnel to define required subsea control system interfaces. You will insure that the systems are properly tested and documented prior to deployment through development of detailed procedures and assignment of experienced QA and QC personnel. Alongside this is insuring that the systems are installed correctly via thorough installation and pre-commissioning procedures while interfaces with all project team personnel are properly carried out.
Specific responsibilities include:
Insure that all deliverables and responsibilities as defined in the project subsea control DCAF requirements are carried out.
Identify the specific functional requirements of the subsea control system, both topsides and subsea.
Review/configure relevant specifications and insure that they meet the operating company requirements.
Develop/review schedules and determine the deliverables and hold points necessary to meet the project requirements.
Monitor progress throughout the project phases and insure that the delivered system meets the requirements/specifications.
Carry out project learnings and/or after-action reviews to document problems and prevent reoccurrences.
Provide technical mentoring & transfer learnings to less experienced local staff.
Auto req ID:
Proc Automation,Control & Opt
Country of Work Location:
United States
Employment Type:
Full Time
Company Description:
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.
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Work Location:
Houston - EP Center Americas
What we need from you
We're keen to speak to talented individuals with the ability to develop subsea controls functionality requirements for new deep-water development and/or tie-back projects. You will have a proven track record of consistent delivery and sustained execution, effectively meeting project milestones all in accordance to budget and schedule constraints. You will have excellent stakeholder management skills, visible leadership in safety and inclusion, and at the same time, the ability to lead delivery of the controls scope supporting other aspects of project delivery.
You will have demonstrated capability to proactively implement plans and follow through with sustained execution to meet project goals.
We expect you to have a bachelors' degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering coupled with significant years' of experience in the Oil and Gas industry.
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City, State (if applicable):
Houston, TX



Houston, TX
77007 USA