Shell companies have been exploring for and producing hydrocarbons for over a century.

Today, we have interests in exploration and production ventures in more than 39 countries and employ approximately 19,000 staff (not including contractors).

SPDC is is currently looking to recruit an Oil Spills Compensation Adviser for our Warri office.


In this role you will supervise the assessment, valuation, negotiation and payment of all oil spills/damage claims required for the respective SPDC operational area(s) in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet projects targets / schedules and ensure prompt resolution of oil spills/damage claims demands and disputes in order to avoid disruptions to company operations and improve relations with its host communities.
Support the development and implementation of strategies for dispute resolution and pre-empting conflicts / litigations on spills claims compensation payment matters in order to reduce the Company’s contingent liability and / or defend / mange litigations arising from spills claims compensation payment issues.
Develop and implement strategies and policies for oil spills compensation and its integration in the entire Oil Spill Management programme of the company
Execute in a timely and cost-effective manner the assessment and payment of compensation claims for spills arising from SPDC operations in the area(s) to meet project targets / schedules.
Interface with Community Relations, the Pipelines Organisation, Asset teams, the Survey team and external consultants to successfully execute field verification and assessment activities.
Identify and sensitise claimants and maintain contacts with relevant stakeholders including Government Agencies, Community Opinion Leaders, Claims Agents, NGOs, etc. preparatory to the field verification / assessment exercise
Provide support to Legal Department on litigations related to payment of compensation for spill/damage claims and may be required to attend court procedures.

A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience
Must possess Bachelors in Estate Management (Minimum of Second Class Lower division) and be an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Valuers and Surveyors.
A Post Graduate Degree in Environmental Sciences/Management will be an added advantage.
Demonstrated ability to be creative, analytical, imaginative with a high level of high integrity to the discharge of duties.Must be an excellent team player possessing good Leadership, multidisciplinary team and networking skills and the capacity to tolerate a high-pressure work environment.
Good understanding of the challenges of the physical environment of the Niger Delta Region.
Excellent understanding of relevant Laws, policies and Practices governing Compensation in Nigeria.
Excellent negotiation and dispute resolution capabilities
Deadline is 18 September 2009
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