Supervisor Production Chemistry/ QHSE Rep at Shell Gabon

At Shell Gabon we can offer you a career, in both Gamba and at our recently opened offices in Libreville, that will see you contribute to Shell’s local and global innovative drive to help meet the world’s energy needs. Our tailored career development programme will propel your career and guarantee you access to seasoned experts. We will make sure that your ideas will travel at Shell Gabon. Shell has been operating in Gabon for fifty years and has a strong portfolio in the South of the country. The Rabi, Toucan and Koula fields are located approximately 50 kilometers north of the Gamba field where we produce some 65,000 barrels of oil per day.

Job Details:

Job title:  Supervisor Production Chemistry/ QHSE Rep

Job ID:   10817BR

Location:   Gamba – Gabon

Position Responsibilities:

  • Champion HSE and lab quality systems management and drive best practices
  • Develop and drive implementation of Lab quality and HSE system plans
  • Develop schedule and implement weekly Team Tool Box Meeting
  • Identify requirements and develop plan for acquisition of ISO17025 accreditation
  • Develop and implement an internal QA/QC system in all Shell operated labs
  • Facilitate timely maintenance and calibration of all testing/measuring equipment
  • Manage samples from assignment – analysis – reporting and disposal
  • Conduct specialised analysis and report accurate results in a timely manner
  • Review and interpret test results and provide technical solutions as required
  • Monitor performance and make input to reporting in line with SLA requirements
  • Routine update of control charts of testing and measuring equipment
  • Raise awareness and ensure compliance with waste management procedures
  • Develop and implement a QA/QC  process for all production chemicals in use
  • Facilitate the development/ review of work instructions and systems documents
  • Monitor and facilitate the close out of Fountain actions and others arising from all lab system audits
  • Update test procedures and work instructions in line with approved document change control procedure
  • Facilitate inter-laboratory bench marking and Round Robin Tests, report performance and champion improvement actions
  • Plan and execute annual analyst competence assessments
  • Create the awareness and stimulate need for HSE/QS in third party laboratories
  • Facilitate internal and external HSE and quality system audits
  • Facilitate monthly HSE & Quality System review meeting and report performance
  • Develop and implement HSE induction for new joiners and visitors to the lab
  • Provide stand-in for laboratory supervisor as required

 Position Qualification/Experience:

  • Minimum of University degree in Chemistry or Chemical engineering
  • Minimum 5 years broad experience in an E&P laboratory environment / in industry
  • Knowledge in operational lab HSE, QMS (ISO9001/17025) and data management
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (French/English)
  • Skill in Quality and HSE Management Systems
  • Skill in at least one of Production Chemistry specialist areas i.e. Drilling fluids/cementing, Flow Assurance, Geochemistry, Analytical Chemistry etc.
  • Knowledgeble in Environmental policies and regulations
  • Awareness of Contract Management
As above

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