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Shell Nigeria E & P Company Ltd

Shell Nigeria Vacancies
Job Vacancy: Head of Offshore Air Operations
Job ID: F19411
Job Location: Lagos, Lagos , Nigeria

Shell companies have been exploring for and producing hydrocarbons for over a century. Today, Exploration & Production (EP) employs some 17,000 people worldwide and has interests in ventures in 36 different countries. This is a technically challenging work environment characterised by research and the pursuit of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) uses advanced cutting edge technologies in ‘frontier’ deepwater areas of over 1,000 metres. The Bonga deepwater discovery made in 1995 increased Nigeria’s crude reserves by some 600 million barrels.

SNEPCO is a rapidly growing company comprising a range of large operated and non-operated deep and shallow water assets. The production operations support, plus well and reservoir surveillance, subsurface and well delivery work for SNEPCO is currently being migrated from the global technical partners to Lagos-based staff.

We’re currently looking to recruit a Head of Offshore Air Operations to join us in Lagos.

Job Responsibilities:
Oversee safe and efficient offshore helicopter services,managing a large team of aviation staff and contractors in Lagos.
Ensure sound HSSE and financial management of aviation contract;
Manage introduction of new generation helicopters,ensuring aircraft,helidecks and support facilities are maintained in full compliance with national regulations and Shell Group safety and technical standards.
Oversee and prioritise helicopter operations,striving to achieve optimal use of resources,including sharing with other oil companies where possible.
Engage with air operators,other oil companies and regulatory authorities to improve the safety of aviation in Nigeria.

Job Requirements:
Holder of Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters) with Instrument Rating, and a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a commercial pilot, including flying helicopters in support of offshore oil and gas industry.
Deep understanding of current industry best practice and international aviation safety requirements.
Experience as a training captain, flight safety officer, managment pilot or air accident investigator.
Experience of negotiating and managing contracts.
Experience as an aviation adviser or auditor.

Application Deadline: Saturday 22 August 2009

Number of Vacancies: 1

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.