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Shift Controller
United Arab Emirates
Apr 30, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 10.0-15.0 years
Job Category Oil and Gas Support Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Gas Plant Operations
Role Other Oil and Gas Support Jobs
Designation Other
Education B.B.A,B.Tech/B.E,BCA
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

Petroplan is the global recruitment specialist for employers and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore further, seeking the very best contract and permanent recruitment opportunities across the world. Hence we consider ourselves to be the Energy Talent Explorers. We bring over 40 years’? experience in sourcing professionals to deliver the industry’s projects and operations. We have specialist discipline knowledge for the people who are responsible for Drilling and Well Engineering, Project Management, Subsurface, Subsea and Marine, HSEQ, Discipline Engineering and Construction/Operations. Our understanding does not stop there – Petroplan also recruits and mobilises business service and operational experts for Supply Chain, IT, Finance, HR, Sales and Manufacturing opportunities. Access to this breadth of roles and candidates makes us very good at what we do.

Job Description

Shift Supervisor

To ensure Plant & Field is operated within defined safe operating

envelopes, safe work procedures are followed, plant availability is maintained whilst

taking environmental care, economic operation and upholding Client.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure compliance to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and company Values.
  • Ensure that all activities in area of control are in compliance with HSE standards, shift team is up to date in HSE and comply with the same.
  • Represent Plant Operations in Task risk and other risk assessments and reviews.
  • Initiate incident report in case of occurrence and support in investigation as required.
  • Plan, schedule and conduct Operations Safety meetings, Desktop Emergency scenarios and Emergency Exercises.
  • Take role of On scene Commander in response to Plant emergencies.
  • Manage and oversee operational behavioural systems such as Overrides & Inhibits, Isolations, Operational Risk Assessments, Locked Open and Closed valves.
  • Plan and carryout Emergency Shut Down and Emergency Depressurization function tests as per schedule.
  • Control plant operations, process within established safe operating envelopes
  • Enforce Plant operation within safe envelopes, monitor operations, alarms, and analyse upsets and trips. Report process excursions, upsets and trips with operating details. Ensure approval is in place before any deviations to standard operations.
  • Ensure gas re-injection, supply and gas quality are meet.
  • Conduct first line troubleshooting in case of plants upsets, trips. Escalates issues
  • Optimize operation of different machines to minimize fuel & electricity consumption and improve operating efficiency.
  • Coordinate with GCS control room for daily nominations, LNG cargo schedule and plans for appropriate balance of gas supply and demand.
  • Manage and control chemical inventory for Plant and Laboratory as per operation modes envisaged.
  • Coordinate with control room for condensate batch transfer.
  • Control work in process and control area ensuring all work are safe and in accordance with CLIENT standards.Control release of equipment, plant sections for maintenance work. Represent operations in planning meetings.
  • Review / approve ORACLE notifications prioritizing and work planning based impact to plant operations.
  • Review/approve process related method statements and participate in Risk Assessments.
  • Coordinate & execute the day-to-day operations and maintenance activities in Plant & Field.
  • Enforce strict compliance to Operational procedures, Method statements, Job safety analysis, Risk assessments etc. in controlling and executing maintenance activities.
  • Control work through the Permit to Work system so that all work activities are carried out in a safe manner. Manage simultaneous operations.
  • Document, audit and reporting functions.
  • Prepare various Operations reports including Daily Operations and Production reports, Weekly Gas availability, Monthly PSM reports, Monthly Emission report, Lab analysis report etc.
  • Assist with drafting, review and update of operations procedures and manuals, start-up/shut-down procedures, Isolation plans & procedures.
  • Record & collate production & process data. Ensure important documents retention as per policy.
  • Conduct Plant Safety walkthrough, Permit to Work audits to ensure compliance to procedures.
  • Assist with drafting, review and update of Operational Procedures, manuals and Start-up & Commissioning of new facilities or modifications.
  • Ensure proper hand-over of information between shifts.

  • Manage the shift team through
  • Motivate shift team, set objectives, monitor and appraise, coach, counsel team members.
  • Assess competencies, identify gaps and plan development of team members.
  • Mentoring new employees, conducting competency assessments, identifying gaps and proposing developments.
  • Lead Shift groups to ensure compliance to Procedures and maintaining a high HSE standard.


  • Special and other tasks


Support Project and Engineering Departments during the different phases of the projects (Design, tie-in planning and construction).
Manage Field & Plant operations and liaise with GCS Shift Supervisor for the required changes in operation modes (import/export).
Manage and control chemical inventory for Plant and Laboratory.
Coordinate with operations team First line maintenance.
Perform special tasks as assigned by Field Superintendent.

Knowledge, skills Experience and Job Related Competencies 

Educational Qualifications: 
Minimum of 10 years of Gas Plant experience with 3 years in a supervisory role.
Bachelor of Science / Bachelors of Technology or Bachelors of Degree of preferably in Chemical Engineering or equivalent relevant technical qualifications.
Experience Profile 
Comprehensive understanding of gas plant design, controls, maintenance and operations.
Experience with distributed control systems, gas processing and gas turbine and compressor operations.

Competencies / Skills / Others 
Strong verbal and written English skills, including the ability to draft concise operating instruction and procedures.
Computer literate-Microsoft Excel and Word
Strong leadership and supervisory skills .
Excellent teamwork, communication, leadership, organizational and planning.

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