Senior Project Manager – Frankfurt area in Hamburg, Germany


, Germany

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Posting Start Date:

February 19, 2023

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Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in

The candidate will lead the execution of the Growth project portfolio in the DACH cluster by overseeing assigned engineering service providers, from the project initiation stage to commissioning, through the dedicated projects tasks forces. The main focus will be all the Terminals in the DACH clusters mainly in Florsheim and Ludwigshafen and any new opportunity in the T&S space. The project portfolio manager will be overall responsible for the establishing the project scope, ensuring appropriate project management, appointing qualified and experienced consultants and contractors in co-ordination with the relevant Lead Facility Engineer, to ensure the projects will be delivered on time, on cost, with the due operability and safely. The project portfolio manager will select and appoint the required qualified and experienced resources for the execution of the projects, leveraging outsourcing opportunities, to ensure the projects will be delivered on time, on cost, with the due operability and safely. The project portfolio manager will manage quality communication with the relevant project Stakeholders, such as internal Business interfaces (Cluster Distrubution Operations Manager, Business Development GM) as well as with the relevant JV Partners and Public Authorities.

What’s the role?

  • The projects shall be executed in accordance to the processes specified in the Trading & Supply ODM (Opportunity Delivery Manual) and meeting Shell DEP and DEM 1 requirements.

  • Assess, evaluate and effectively take account of the project complexity aspects which include: – uncertainty in project objectives and methods; – number, diversity, geographical spread and interdependency of elements (e.g. multidisciplinary or single disciplinary technical content, technology, number and variety of interfaces between project and other organizational entities) and stakeholders involved in the project – business environment using integrated approaches (e.g. the TECOP (Technical, Economical, Commercial, Organizational & Political) methodology).

  • Prepare, implement, manage, and close out detailed design (in-house or contract). Understand and manage the discipline detailed designs activities (incl. deliverables definition, work processes, decision making, design tools/methods, Technical Authorities, design reviews, constructability reviews, operability reviews, etc). Understand and manage the HSSE aspects (HAZIDS, HAZOPS, HFE, etc). Ensure compliance with project specifications.

Project Initiation

  • Develop the scope of the project through the various project stakeholders.

  • Develop and implement a Project Execution Plan to deliver the goal and strategies of the project.

  • Identify and appoint a suitable Engineering Consultant that will be responsible for developing the various Design Engineering Packages required.

  • Specify all the relevant Shell and Industry standards that design and construction of the terminal must comply to.

  • Develop all the relevant engineering packages that is required for the commercial bidding and construction stages.

  • Identify all the relevant permits that will be required for the construction and commissioning of the terminal.

Project Execution – Manage the execution of the project to ensure that the terminal is constructed without any HSSE incidents, with budget and schedule. This shall include:

  • Manage the EPCM (Engineering Procurement and Construction Management) consultant to carry out and deliver the design engineering packages, tender documents, technical specifications and all other deliverable expected from the consultant.

  • Develop, implement, and execute strategy for the commercial aspects of the project, including, vendor identification and qualification, tender preparation, invitation to bid, technical and commercial evaluation and award.

  • Manage the overall process for the appointment of contractors for the various construction packages.

  • Prepare all relevant project execution procedures, specification and documentation that will be required to manage the project and report progress.

  • Ensure that the projects’ execution is managed on time, on cost, with the due operability and safely.

  • Prepare and implement appropriate budget and cost procedures and frequently report the status of budgets and cost of the project to all stakeholders.

  • Prepare and implement progress reports to track the progress of the overall project.

  • Develop and implement a project quality and test plan and ensure, the construction works at the terminals are done in accordance to this plan.

  • Manage all the technical clarifications raised by the contracted through the Project Management Consultant.

Commissioning and Handover

  • Support in preparing a commission procedure and checklist for the terminal to ensure all aspects of the construction is completed and ready for commissioning.

  • Support in preparing and execute and handover procedure, including relevant training for the operational team, documents, and manuals.

Special Challenges

  • Extensive traveling (around 20 to 30%) within DACH cluster.

  • To manage other stakeholders, such as the contracting and procurement team leaders, Business Partners, Statutory/ regulatory bodies, regional contractors, and consultants etc.

  • The successful candidate will need to work virtually, across cultures and geographically boundaries within Europe.

  • Successful candidate will be able to travel regularly to selected locations within the cluster

  • This position requires excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization.

  • This position requires a broad skill set, and the ability to deal with a variety of issues at a fast pace.

  • This position has both internal and external customers and must be able to understand the needs of each and align and prioritize activities accordingly.

What we need from you

The selected candidate should have:

  • Master engineering degree

  • Fluent in German

  • Significant experience in project management

  • Direct experience in customer focus

  • Dealing with project performance in numbers as data analyst

  • Strong engagement skills and team management

  • External accreditation by project management institutes (preferred)

  • Extensive experience in project engineering or oil industry

  • Knowledge of LNG and H2 truck loading facilities (preferred)

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to draw upon EU and global experience and knowledge.

Company Description

At Shell Germany, our drive is to employ world-class individuals. We employ 4,200 people whose careers have benefited from our industry-leading career development programme and unrivalled inhouse access to local and global experts. We are active in many areas such as Gas, Gas Marketing, Manufacturing & Distribution of oil products, Petrochemicals as well as Research & Development. Shell in Germany is one of the biggest retailers of energy products and one of the largest refinery operators. Our extensive R&D facilities in Hamburg allow us to offer a broad range of expertise on Retail Fuels, Lubes, and Marine, Power and Engine Vehicle Technology. Shell began operations in Germany in 1902.

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