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Operations Specialist

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

Curtis Island QLD 4680, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Queensland, Australia

Job Family Group:

Production and Manufacturing Downstream

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

August 8, 2023

Business unit:

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in

You will support the operations activities for the safe operation and optimization of all field assets and equipment on the QGC Midstream LNG facility. The role involves supporting the Operations Support Manager for short- and medium-term delivery of operational outcomes against the business plan.

This role is based on Curtis Island with a daily Ferry commute, in a 5/2 work roster.

What’s the role?

Your accountabilities include the following:

  • Ensuring that the ESP (Ensure Safe Production) processes and structures are in place, supported and assured so that day to day tasks and activities of the Production shift teams are managed and executed consistently and with focus on process safety, operational excellence, and integrity.
  • Champion the Process Safety Fundamentals for the QGC Midstream asset and support management of the Asset Integrity- Process Safety mission for Operations.
  • Champion Operations Management of Change (MOC) submissions, acting as the Responsible Job Person and consistent focal point for the MOC delivery.
  • Act as the Proactive Technical Monitoring (PTM) focal point for Operations in coordinating actions and implementation.
  • Act as the alarms focal point for Operations in coordinating actions and implementation.
  • Support in the daily identification and optimization of operating variables to achieve maximum plant efficiency in discussion with shifts and process engineers, particularly in providing automated solutions to optimization. Participate in priority setting in consultation with the Production Manager, Operations and DCS Maintenance Coordinators and Production Shift Manager.
  • Liaise closely with Engineering disciplines to implement guidelines set for efficient operation.
  • Coach shift personnel of various background (culture), level and expertise.
  • Instill a robust process and personal safety awareness culture to shift staff by actively pursuing the use of the Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) Case, up-to-date isolation record, Permit to Work compliance and job safety analysis in order to support an improved standard of operational activities and Quality/HSSE awareness of shift personnel.
  • Support the maintenance of operating procedures and work instructions.
  • Responsible for leading Operations HSSE, quality and reliability incident investigations, close out of incident reports and action findings.
  • Operations focal point for coordination of input to and output from Operational Risk Assessments.
  • On an assigned basis, support in details all the change activities on the plant such as tests, start-up, shutdown, abnormal operation.

What we need from you

We are keen to speak to individuals with the following:

  • Process engineering qualification or equivalent industry experience with significant post-graduation experience in either LNG, refining or chemicals industries. Knowledge of LNG production, emergency response, maintenance and marine protocols would be advantageous.
  • Mastery of the ESP and Process Safety Fundamentals principles. Understanding of LNG safety policies and procedures.
  • Experience in process engineering change systems to support the Production Manager in the MOC process to prioritise and direct the engineering change process for HSSE and or production gains.
  • Experience in Permit to Work systems including implementation of new policies and procedures would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact and influence effectively with every level of the organization.
  • Ability to define issues, collect data, draw valid conclusions, and develop and implement gap closure plans. Lean and continuous improvement skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to deliver training within core technical discipline and facilitate meetings.
  • Strong organization and task management skills that deliver the work products. Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in working with KPI guidelines to deliver monthly requirements aligned to the QGC Midstream annual business plans.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to relate to both staff and contract employees. Able to build vision and deliver through others. May deputise for the Production Manager as required.

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. ​

We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered.

Company description

Shell Australia is a leading natural gas producer, and we are playing our part in the transition to a low-carbon future by also investing in the power sector, renewable energy sources and carbon abatement activities. A Shell career offers opportunities to work on innovative projects such as the Prelude floating LNG facility offshore of Western Australia and the QGC onshore gas business in Queensland. Beyond these are a wide range of Shell’s New Energies development opportunities. Join Shell and let’s power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


Flexible Working:

5/2 work roster

Flexible working may be considered for the successful candidate if required


Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. Shell values diversity and offers: flexible work schedules, work and family programs, health and wellness programs, employee networks and mentoring, plus great training and development. The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.