Shell Petroleum Development Company Vacancy Aviation Safety Advisors

Shell Petroleum Development Company Vacancy Aviation Safety Advisors   in relation to shell The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is Nigeria’s petroleum industry’s pioneer and leader. We put a lot of money into our employees, as evidenced by our industry-leading development program and our commitment to seeing our employees’ ideas become reality.

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Shell Petroleum Development Company Vacancy Aviation Safety Advisors






We’re looking for people to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Aviation Safety Advisor

Ref No: R46370
Locations: Port Harcourt – Rivers and Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Experience Level: Experienced Professionals

The Role

  • We’re looking for someone who knows everything there is to know about aviation and air operations. This is a position that will help you develop and grow your professional and personal skills while also giving you the opportunity to make a real difference in a supportive, positive environment.

Where You Fit In

  • The Aviation Safety Advisor role will report to the Head of Aviation Services. Air operations in Nigeria are widely dispersed between airports (Ikeja, Forcados, Port Harcourt  NAF Base & Osubi), Heliports (Port Harcourt IA & Warri IA) and up to 30 additional onshore heliports and offshore helidecks (some with integrated aviation fuel storage and dispensing facilities).
  • The aviation department provides scheduled and ad-hoc helicopter support to many (Shell Exploration and Production Companies in Nigeria (SEPCiN) departments, manages a Short Take-Off & Landing FW service for staff. The department also provides safety oversight for the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) within SEPCiN. The Aviation Safety Advisor provides a technical overview of the Shell approved airlines for business travel in country and regionally.

What’s The Role?

  • As an Aviation Safety Advisor, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the safety of SEPCiN air operations by monitoring domestic and regional aviation safety standards.
    It covers the helicopter services contract, the fixed-wing contract, helicopter and fixed-wing types, Air Transport facilities, and the theater of operations, as well as airline operations.

Your Further Accountabilities Will include:Closely collaborate with Shell Aircraft to address any operational or safety concerns.




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Work with the Head of Aviation to ensure that SEPCiN-operated airports and heliports, as well as onshore heliports and helidecks, comply with the HSSE & SP Control Framework (including the Air Transport Manual, Shell Group Requirements for Aircraft Operations (SGRAO) Facility Requirements (FACs), CAP 437, and ICAO Annex 14 for design, equipment, maintenance, and operation (including Shell Aviation standards for Aviation Fuel facilities).

  • Monitor and advise on SEPCiN Helipad Inspections / Helideck Landing Officer/Helicopter Deck Assistant (HLO/HDA) training so that onshore heliports/ helidecks are maintained and equipped in accordance with Group requirements, and so that HLO/HDA training and competence requirements comply with the latest SGRAO FACs.



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  • Liaise with Shell Aircraft on safety, technical and audit matters.
  • Assuring HSSE-MS compliance, including impartial, effective incident investigation and risk reduction in an extremely challenging safety environment.
  • Ensuring that air operator complies with Shell Group safety and operational requirements.
  • Developing effective contacts with National Aviation regulators to foster real safety improvements in Nigerian civil aviation.
  • Obtaining the commitment of airport, onshore heliports, and helideck owners to improve their facilities to required standards.
  • Engage with air operators, internal stakeholders, other oil companies, regulatory authorities, aircraft manufacturers, air traffic control agencies and Shell Aircraft to improve the safety of aviation in Nigeria.


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  • Ensure that all aviation-related incidents are fully investigated, lessons learned, and remedial measures implemented, in co-operation with SEPCiN HSE advisers.
  • Present aviation safety related KPIs, incidents and safety developments to SEPCiN managers and JV partners as required.
  • Maintain the aviation safety management system, associated safety cases and interface documents to ensure they are current, robust, fit for purpose, and fully compliant with Shell Group standards.
  • Manage audit programmes relating to air contractors, airlines and Air Transport facilities and advise on close out of audit actions.
  • Carry out safety reviews on air operators and service providers, as required.
  • Monitor and advise on safety-related contracts shared with other oil companies, such as for Search and Rescue.







  • Maintain comprehensive records of aviation audits, recommendations, incidents, findings, actions, and deviations, using Radar, Fountain and Sharepoint.
  • Liaising with National authorities, JV partners and Nigerian Content and Development (NCD) when required, to endorse an aviation contract strategy that is aligned with Group strategies, including aircraft replacement programmes, equipment, and facility upgrade.





What We Need From You?
We’re keen to hear from individuals with at least 10 years of working experience as senior Aircraft Engineer (B1 or B2) or a commercial pilot with aviation operations background and preferably a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Alongside this, we’d hope to see many of the following on your CV:






  • Recent experience as an International Oil Company (IOC) Aviation Adviser and auditor, commercial aircraft engineer or maintenance personnel, commercial pilot.
  • Current or former holder of B1/B2 aircraft engineer licence, or Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (helicopters and/or fixed wing) and Instrument Rating.
  • Deep understanding of Shell (or other IOC) air safety management requirements.
  • Deep understanding of aviation quality and safety management systems, the SGRAO (or similar) and international aviation requirements.
  • High level of presentational, analytical and investigative skills.
  • Confident leader with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Competent in use of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Radar, SAP and Fountain.
  • Experience as either chief engineer, training captain, flight safety officer, management pilot and air accident investigator and Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) desirable.
  • Experience as an Air Transport Facility Inspector/assessor with good knowledge of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annexes (6,12,13,14 &18), CAP 437 and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations.
  • Experience managing or inspecting Aviation Fuel facilities to Shell Aviation or Joint Inspection Group (JIG) standards.
  • Experience in RPAS operations either as an assessor or a qualified pilot.
  • Recent experience of air operations in Nigeria.















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