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Decommissioning Engineer

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 073
Grade SEO
Salary: £71,767
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some occasional travel within the UK
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: 21 Sep 2018

Brief overview of role

The OGA Decommissioning Team’s mission is to support and influence the cost reduction challenge for the overall UKCS decommissioning cost, targeting cost reductions of 35%. This is done through interacting closely with operators to identify cost reduction opportunities and challenges, utilising benchmarks industry cost estimates. The OGA also promotes the development of a capable decommissioning supply chain in support of the same objective. Review of Decommissioning Programmes as part of the BEIS consultation process is one of the OGA’s regulatory roles. In addition, and again in support of the cost challenge, the OGA promotes the development and use of cost effective technologies. The OGA roles and tasks requires the team to work closely with operators, supply chain, other regulators and other key industry bodies involved in the UKCS decommissioning activities.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

  1. Analysing cost and activity data to develop insights to support recommendations and decisions in support of achieving the cost reduction target and effective plans to achieve MER UK targets through Late Life operations into Decommissioning.
  2. Review decommissioning programmes as part of the BEIS public consultation process and provide feedback to the OGA recommendation based on cost forecast and identifying potential re-use of the assets proposed for decommissioning.
  3. Provide input to identifying and maturing promising commercial models to achieve cost effective Decommissioning.
  4. Assist in preparing and delivering Operator review meetings to discuss their decommissioning activities and cost forecast.
  5. Regular interaction with the supply chain to identify, understand and support cost-effective decommissioning solutions
  6. Support liaison with other regulators to ensure decommissioning is executed in a cost-effective way but in line with regulatory and safety requirements.
  7. Promote collaboration amongst operators and supply chain to drive cost effective decommissioning
  8. Support cost effective decommissioning through interaction with the decommissioning community, capturing and communicating their learning.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Seeing the Bigger Picture - Seeing the big picture is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs.
  • Competence 2: Making Effective Decisions - Effectiveness in this area is about using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice.
  • Competence 3: Collaborating and Partnering - Working collaboratively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and contacts in the industry, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions
  • Competence 4: Delivering Value for Money - Delivering value for money involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services.

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

Essential Desirable
• Minimum 5 years’ experience within the Oil and Gas industry.
• Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Decommissioning, Science or Business
• Ability to lead small projects
• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal, particularly business case development and management presentation capabilities
• Demonstrable project management expertise
• Demonstrable understanding of the regulatory environment surrounding oil and gas operations and decommissioning
• Demonstrable ability of co-ordination and integration of multi-discipline industry personnel and/ or groups

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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Equality and diversity statement

The OGA is committed to embedding equality and diversity into all our policies and processes. We will aim to recruit, retain and promote staff on the basis of competence and regardless of characteristics including those listed under the Equality Act 2010. These protected characteristics are; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation