Turnaround Specialist (Convent, LA)

Shell - Louisiana - Convent Ref

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Job ID 68018BR

In the Downstream Manufacturing Strategy for Turnaround (T/A) excellence, Shell maintains the role of the management entity for the planning, preparation and execution of all Turnarounds. Critical to this strategy is a Turnaround Specialist (Planner/Scheduler/Field Coordinator) position that fully understands and manages the efforts of all planning and scheduling deliverables for a single block on a multi-block T/A Event.

Accountabilities Include but is not limited to:
  • Understand, implement and ensure compliance with the Turnaround Safety Plan
  • Responsible for the safety performance of assigned personnel on a Turnaround sub-block during execution.
  • Attend and be a leader at safety meetings
  • Anticipate and proactively resolve problems/obstacles/barriers
  • Field verifies work described in Turnaround Work List and develops detailed work scope activities, with craft type, estimated hours, and plans.
  • Assesses job to understand the optimal plan to achieve turnaround premises including low cost and safety performance.
  • Ensures environmental plan (waste disposal, lead/asbestos abatement, frac tanks, vac trucks, etc) is developed.
  • Creates bill of material for assigned work, requisitions material, and ensures all material is delivered before feed out of unit.
  • Assembles work packages with detailed information for planning and execution. Identification, review, and escalation of high-risk activities.
  • Prepares logistics plan for assigned area.
  • Ensures compliance to plant orders, policies and procedures including, but not limited to Downstream One, Management Of Changes, quality, and addenda processes
  • Loads schedule logic to efficiently execute scope of work and resource levels the plan.
  • Works with Lead Scheduler to optimize the master schedule.
  • Completes estimate of Direct Field Labor hours, overheads, materials, and equipment for assigned area.
  • Communicates key issues and risks to the Turnaround Block Coordinator and Event Manager.
  • May function as a Field Coordinator during execution for at least part of the T/A Block area.
  • Responsible for update of the schedule for assigned work activities (scheduler will actually input during execution)
  • Is the Quality Captain for his / her area of responsibility, responsible for all aspects of quality – material, flange tightness, completion status
  • Management of turnaround files and records
  • Provides a critique of turnaround activities after completion of project, participates in Lessons Learned and Look-back process.
  • Is mindful of and continues to look for opportunities to reduce turnaround scope, and plan and execute with low cost mindset.

  • Balancing and delivering results in the 5 performance areas of safety, environmental, quality, schedule and cost.Responsible for planning and scheduling all activities for a single turnaround block, up to $40 mln or 200,000 direct field labor hours.
  • Coordination with numerous other Shell disciplines – operations, engineering, procurement, finance.
  • Intimately familiar with all turnaround work processes and assigned Turnaround Block.
  • Drives field work for area assigned during execution, responsible for daily schedule production during execution.

Special Challenges
  • Highly demanding and fast paced job, particularly during execution.
  • Multiple turnaround events being planned and sometimes executed simultaneously
  • Balancing and delivering results in the performance areas of safety, environmental, quality, schedule and cost.
  • Maintain strong relationship with entire team during times of high energy and stress
  • Working with multiple planning and execution teams.
  • Working with site experts to develop skill sets for equipment unique to the individual site.
The successful candidate may be required to work an extended schedule, including a night shift assignment, during a scheduled turnaround or pit-stop. The candidate should be able to perform work in a refinery process unit environment, including the occasional need to climb ladders and stairs to access process equipment.

Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jan 24, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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