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Decommissioning Project Advisor

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 101
Grade SEO
Salary: £49,305
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Travel within 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: 07 Jun 2019

Brief overview of role

The OGA Decommissioning Team’s mission is to support the realisation of significant reductions in future UKCS decommissioning costs, targeting cost reductions of 35%. This is done through working closely with operators to identify cost reduction opportunities and challenges, utilising industry benchmarks and cost estimates to manage performance, and sharing good practice to drive performance improvements. 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

  • Responsible for developing improved performance processes and reporting within the OGA decommissioning team and communicating progress to stakeholders on a regular basis using monthly and quarterly progress reports
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of an OGA decommissioning communications plan and accountable for ensuring OGA Communications team are fully connected to the decommissioning agenda.
  • Lead on developing and tracking KPI’s that demonstrate industry performance improvements to meet decommissioning cost targets and accountable for communicating progress to internal and external stakeholders including key government agencies such as HMT and BEIS
  • Accountable for the development, issue and communication to stakeholders the high-priority annual OGA Decommissioning Cost Estimate report.
  • Accountable for developing a revised decommissioning strategy, working with the Head of Decommissioning, and communicating progress to government and other key stakeholders.
  • Accountable for providing decommissioning input and assurance to the development of Energy Transition project within OGA including 18-month Pioneer Energy Integration Project.
  • Responsible for ongoing development and deployment of decommissioning cost assessment tools such as dashboards and identifying and communicating improvement initiatives.
  • Accountable to ensure that the WONS well management system is used in an effective way by Operators relating to well abandonment programmes
  • Accountable for working with the decommissioning community to ensure lessons learnt are captured and communicated.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Seeng 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
5 – 10 years’ experience within the Oil and Gas industry.

Degree (or equivalent) in Business, Engineering, Cost or Project Management

Ability to lead small, office-based projects

Asset level cost/performance analysis experience.

Good understanding of Operator and Contractor commercial and financial drivers

Excellent communication skills – written and verbal, particularly business case development and management presentation capabilities

Good technical understanding of key elements involved with effective decommissioning
Demonstrable understanding of the regulatory environment surrounding oil and gas operations and decommissioning

Demonstrable ability to work within and, as required, coordinate 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)

Additional information on what you can expect as an Oil and Gas Authority employee

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Inclusion 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.

The OGA is an accredited Disability Confident Committed employer. We have also been awarded silver accreditation for the Gender Diversity Benchmark through Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network.  In addition, we are signed up to their Race at Work Charter and implement its five principles.