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Asset Stewardship Lead

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 118
Grade G7
Salary: £86,247.00
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Appointment Type Permanent
Appointment Term Full time
Level of Security clearance Basic
Medical required? No

Unless otherwise stated consideration will be given to requests to work on a part time or job share basis. Flexible working hours can also be considered.

Application details

Closing date for applications: 23 Aug 2019

Brief overview of role

The Operations Directorate teams cover the UKCS by geographic region, and is split into three Area Teams; Northern North Sea and West of Shetland, Central North Sea and Southern North Sea. The Asset Stewardship Lead is a critical role within an Area Team. The successful applicant will report to the relevant Area Manager and hold responsibilities such as:

  • Manage relationships on asset stewardship with the larger, more complex portfolio Operators; and
  • Manage all stewardship engagements to ensure alignment with the Stewardship Expectations; and
  • Provide strategic direction to the Area team to assist in development of annual stewardship engagements; and
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to the Asset Stewardship Team; and
  • Be accountable for recommendations and/or approvals of specific regulatory decisions

This leadership role is critical to ensure appropriate stewardship of assets in the UKCS (from discovery through to cessation of production) using the OGA stewardship and licence management “toolkit” to monitor and influence activity.

The role presents an excellent opportunity to genuinely influence hydrocarbon recovery in the UKCS and build a strong external profile and network in the industry.

The role will require leading and liaising with a multidisciplinary team including; exploration geoscientist, development geoscientist, reservoir engineer, facility engineers, decommissioning engineer, business manager, development engineer.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

As Asset Stewardship Lead, reporting to the Area Manager, you will be responsible for engagement with a range of large, complex portfolio oil and gas licensees and operators ensuring that economic recovery is maximised across their portfolio.

If successful, your duties will include:

  • Managing stewardship relationships with specified Operators
  • Using the Stewardship Expectations to ensure appropriate activity is progressing
  • Development of the Area Team Asset Stewardship annual plan:
    • Data driven, high quality, planned engagements
    • Priority setting using the OGA info, data and intelligence
    • Analysis of UK Stewardship Survey data
    • Benchmarking key performance metrics
    • Intelligence gathered from OGA engagements
  • Preparation and co-ordination of the Stewardship Team engagements in relation to asset specific reviews under the Asset Stewardship framework
  • Prepare for and participate in portfolio level Stewardship reviews
  • Coaching and mentoring of the Stewardship Team in relation to Asset Stewardship matters
  • Approval of regulatory decisions such as; production, flare, vent, pipeline works consents and well operations (WONS)
  • Coordination of, and/or participation in peer reviews between other Asset Stewardship Leads to ensure consistency across the geographical regions
  • Summary updates to the Area Manager, Director of Operations, OGA Leadership Team and OGA Board as requested
  • Lead on FDP consent and cessation of production applications making recommendations on both to the Area Manager
  • Lead on monitoring of Petroleum Licence status in development and production terms and monitor licence obligation achievement
  • Make recommendations to the Area Manager on Licence related milestones and end dates.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Technical: A technical professional who has extensive UKCS experience, preferably with an Operator. The Asset Stewardship Team comprises Geoscientist, Reservoir Engineer and Facility Engineer, therefore Asset Stewardship Lead can be from any discipline background. It is more critical to have a thorough knowledge of the technical and commercial workflow required to take a discovery through the E&P lifecycle.
  • Competence 2: Integrator: The ability to work with large groups of stakeholders, both internal and external, who hold different views or positions, and integrate them to achieve a common goal. Including ability to prepare for and chair external meetings. Must have the ability to succinctly present before large groups.
  • Competence 3: Oil and gas business management: A detailed understanding of the components of a typical oil and gas business model (production, costs, investment), the interdependencies of the business model elements and the impacts on each other
  • Competence 4: Project Planning and Management: Must have the ability to analyse large datasets, prioritise, formulate strategic plans, action track and performance management of plan.

Specialist Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Licenses, Memberships or Language

Essential Desirable
• Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Geoscience or related subject
• Significant experience in the UKCS, preferably with an Operator
• Significant experience in development planning, or asset management or subsurface management
• Significant experience of oil and gas Joint Ventures including joint venture forums (specifically Technical Committees)
• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal, particularly technical summaries and management presentations
• Demonstrable ability to co-ordination and integrate a multi-discipline team
• Sound decision making
• Understanding of the UKCS licence framework
• Understanding of the consents required to extract hydrocarbons from UKCS licences

Application Process and Further Information

Unfortunately you do not meet minimum nationality and educational requirements of this position.

Completed applications will only be accepted via the online application process below, however, if you do require the application form in a different format please contact us at quoting the recruitment reference number and job title.

You should provide examples in your covering letter that best demonstrate your skills and abilities against the competencies and specialist skills. The maximum word count against each competence example is 250 words. The information you provide will be assessed during the short listing stage and if you are invited to attend an interview, the indicated competence areas will discussed further.

When completing your application, you should use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result) methodology for each competence. All appointments are subject to successful completion of pre-employment checks

For further information please see the Information to Candidates pack (PDF)

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