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Senior Shipping Engineer At TOTAL Nigeria PLC

Date Posted: 04/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Recruiting is important for Total, but retaining and training our teams is equally important, particularly through effective human resources policies. We offer varied, highly motivating career paths with numerous opportunities for development and mobility.

We strive to ensure the growth and sustainability of our activities while working to promote rapid economic development in the countries where we operate.

Managing new Total projects, creating jobs and training young talent are priorities for us and for the local communities that host our activities. They are crucial to a credible presence and our social license to operate.

Hiring local professionals and developing their skills is one of the chief means of guaranteeing the long-term benefits of our activities wherever we operate.

Investing in education and training is another key way of supporting local development in host countries.



 Job description

The Job holder adheres to the H3SE rules
- Be in constant alignment with H3SE Company rules, Procedures, Instructions and applicable legislation
- Take the necessary measures to avert immediate threat of danger. Exercising caution as necessary to avoid danger to persons and installations or avoid pollution
The job holder manages the Compliance:
- Ensure compliance of the Freight Forwarding processes with all internal Company rules (including OPS/CA guide to conduct) and all applicable laws and regulation (JV rules, Country laws...)
- Ensure that all safety requirements such as certifications, identifications, etc. are fully complied as per company requirements and local government regulations
- Organize, structure and coordinate company referential compliance in Freight Forwarding activities and report gaps
- Ensure the good administration and filing of all the Freight Forwarding documents in line with the applicable procedures
The Job holder participates to the planning, coordination and organization of the Freight forwarding entity
- Consolidate the planning related to shipments and customs clearance of goods
- Coordinate international logistics, specifically for project shipments from material origin across the world to delivery at reception facility in Nigeria under the guidance of the Nigerian Law / regulations and in compliance to the company rule.
- Help supervise and mentor Freight Forwarding officers and Graduate Freight forwarding officers on a day to day basis
- Monitor the freight forwarders to ensure compliance to the statutory requirements for material importations are adhered to
- Assists Transit Manager in the Contract Committees during the CFT
The Job holder liaises with Métier partners and third parties for the Freight Forwarding entity
- Liaise with base logistics, reception and warehousing personnel to ensure efficient operations and cargo deliveries
- Liaise with the banks and government appointed shipment inspection agents on every shipment for appropriate duty payment classification in conformance to the statutory requirement
- Liaise effectively with government agencies e.g NAFDAC, Customs, NPA in the bid to secure relevant permits and approvals for importation activities.
- Ensure appropriate and correct shipping documents are obtained from the suppliers, freight forwarders, airlines, banks and government appointed pre-shipment inspection agents. Optimize the activities of third party service provides and evaluate their performance
- Ensure that all import activities and shipping documentation are transacted and updated
The job holder participates to the Freight Forwarding operations by performing the following activities:
- Check Customs tariff positions and stud/interpret yearly government fiscal policies & amendments
- Ensure KPI reporting and follow up
- Supervise foreign purchases invoice certification reception, Freight Forwarding banking activities, import duties and shipping payments
- To follow and know the market, participate to the follow-up and evaluation of clearing and freight forwarders.
- Proffer advisory role on customs clearing and shipping procedure guidance to service contractors with DDU/ DDP materials.
- Prepare weekly, monthly and annual shipping activity reports in line with company rules
- Participates in shipping contracts, procedures and policy formulation
- Prepare service Level agreements for Freight Forwarders and Clearing Agents
- Negotiate and handle settlements for material damages arising from operations in relations with Insurance
- Ensure adequate record keeping of customs documents, notices, government regulatory documents and documentations of other third parties


Required skills


A graduate of any Social Science discipline


Minimum of 7-10 years experience in international trade / shipping in similar activities.
Membership of relevant professional bodies in the Supply Chain and in Operational functions will be an added advantage.
Good Knowledge of upstream metiers
Good knowledge in Legal environment, Insurance, Tax


Good Negotiation and Team management skills


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