Risk Management and MoC Coordinator at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

Risk Management and MoC Coordinator


About Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our employees, which is reflected in our industry-leading development program and our commitment to see our employees’ ideas travel and come to fruition.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Risk Management and MoC Coordinator

Job Requisition ID: R146853
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


Job Description

This position reports directly to the Team Lead, Planning. This role is accountable to:

  • Deliver and maintain a standard, consistent, and realistic risk management process as a framework to identify, evaluate, plan responses, and monitor the effectiveness of these responses for all potential opportunities or threats to the project objective. Perform probabilistic cost and schedule risk analyses.
  • Deliver and maintain standard and consistent Management of Change (MoC) work process from initiate to close-out.
  • Set focused goals to deliver “Best in Class” competitive projects for Nigeria Deepwater Projects


What is the Role?

  • Projects & Engineering (P&E) is Shell’s project execution engine that safely and efficiently executes new projects for our business partners in Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies. P&E also provides differentiated, engineering support to existing assets, both at Shell and non-operated ventures.
  • The P&E mission is ‘Creating World Class Assets’ i.e., delivering Best-in-Class projects and enabling our existing assets to achieve their full potential.
  • In P&E we believe that an inclusive and diverse workplace is essential to our future success.
  • Our selection criteria focus on getting the best talent for the job and we encourage you to apply for the role if you believe your experience, skills, competencies, or diverse perspective can make a difference. We are committed to bias-free resourcing, allowing equal opportunity to everyone.



Project Risk Management:

  • Establish and maintain risk management system:  Sound understanding of and ability to apply both qualitative and quantitative Risk Management theories, tools, and techniques.

Develop Project Specific Risk Management Plans & Initial Risk Registers:

  • Risk Management Plans should be made specific to the Project’s Objectives and Value Drivers in terms of Calibration of RAM scale, Risk Breakdown Structures and Reporting Requirements and aligned to Project Guides.
  • Initial Risk Registers should leverage on past Lessons Learned/ similar project information and cover the Technical, Economic, Commercial, Organizational and Political (TECOP) spectrum.

Maintain General Quality & Consistency of Risk Register Content:

  • Ensure risk descriptions are clear and in accordance with Risk Meta Language.
  • Ensure risk data is complete (i.e., owner assigned, risk rated, review date set, actions developed etc.) and kept current.
  • Structure and populate the risk register tool, enable user training, and establish/implement the process for regular status reviews.
  • Apply risk management process in alignment with the Project Risk Management Plan and applicable Shell Group Guidelines (Risk Management Manual & Project Guide 20a).

Coordinate & Administer Risk Register:

  • Proactively engage respective project stakeholders to identify and challenge risks on a timely manner.
  • Define and manage the interfaces with key contractors on risk management (e.g., Integrating Contractor Risk info to the Shell Owner Risk Registers).
  • Ensure content is kept current by identifying and capturing new risk items and challenge risk status of existing item by planning for facilitated risk discussions/risk workshops at key project milestones.
  • Ensure existing risks/actions are updated on timely basis (No overdue items).
  • Establish/implement regular risk review interfaces with project team members.

Risk Communication:

  • Produce Risk Reports by supporting project teams in extracting/summarizing information from the risk register for monthly progress reports and/or Business One 1-Pagers and/or Risk Management Information System (RMIS).
  • Ensure Risk Profile is kept current by implementing and maintaining a “Top Risk” list that is reviewed with the Project Leadership and validated with the BOM/FEDM/PM.
  • Track and monitor the project Risk KPIs.
  • To be able to use the Risk Register Database Administration – If EasyRisk tool is applied for the specific project:
    • Access control – Adding/Deleting/Modifying User Accounts.
    • Familiarization training for new users.
    • Hierarchy Control – Adding/Deleting/Modifying Sub Project Areas.
    • Risk Data Management – Grouping/Tagging Risks for Analysis.
    • System Report Generation.
  • Monitor and support the escalation of the “interface/common” risks from projects level to the portfolio level. Support the Risk Team Lead in identifying “common/interface” risks present in individual projects that may need to be consolidated/re-framed at a “portfolio” level.

Perform Probabilistic Cost & Schedule Risk Analyses:

  • Co-develop simplified project cost and schedule models with project cost estimators/cost engineers/planners, map the TECOP parameters Risk Register entries, and quantify these impacts into duration/ cost ranges.
  • Assess and establish appropriate probability distributions for each element.
  • Analyze and iterate the model output.
  • Interpret and explain Cost & Schedule Risk Analysis output, including key risk areas, to Project Leadership and Review teams.
  • Carry out schedule risk sensitivity analysis to determine the contribution of the risks and uncertainties to the schedule contingency.
  • Organize, frame and facilitate risk workshops for qualitative and NTR-Q session – Meeting Facilitation:
    • Engage with multiple project and stakeholder personnel to gather data in order to develop/refresh the Opportunity/Risk Register.
    • Challenge and encourage alternate views to fully explore potential scenario outcomes.
    • Simulate identification of mitigating actions and qualitative impact and likelihood assessments. Secure buy-in from team members.
  • Provide awareness of risk management practices and principles to P&E organization and other LoBs.
  • Proactive demonstration of continuous improvement including using digitalization in Risk Management.

Management of Change:

  • Support activities to ensure compliance to MoC work process requirements including early identification, recording, documentation, screening, review, quantification, approval and reporting of a change.
  • Record changes to the project’s approved basis (Scope, Budget, Schedule) for historical, accountability and auditing purposes.
  • Provide early warning of changes and facilitate timely decisions regarding potential changes.
  • Support Cost Forecasting and Estimate at Completion (EAC).
  • Support activities to ensure MoC practitioners are competent to perform their MoC roles.



What we need from you?

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • External certification such as Certified Risk Management Professional (e.g. PMI-RMP) is recommended but not a must
  • 8 years or more experience working in the oil and gas industry with at least 3 years of dicret work experience in Project Risk Management.
  • 6 or more years in Upstream Projects: Have proven experience in a role (preferably Risk Engineer) with direct responsibility for the management of Project Services/Project Engineering scope for post FID projects, and proven experience in pre FID projects.
  • Core competencies – possess thorough knowledge level understanding of Risk Management concepts.
  • Work Management Tools – possess thorough knowledge level understanding & application of the Risk tools including EasyRisk, Primavera Risk Analysis (Pertmaster) and @Risk or Crystal Ball.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge level in facilitating Risk workshops i.e., Quantitative Risk Management (CSRA), Qualitative Risk Management, and Non-Technical Risk Workshop.
  • Excellent collaboration, integration, analytical, communication and written skills. Demonstrate thorough knowledge level in presenting and communicating Risk analysis and mitigation to various stakeholders.
  •  Conversant with MoC process and eMoC tool for CAPEX projects.


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