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Licencing Case Officer

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 062
Grade EO
Salary: £25,457 plus benefits
Location: London
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some limited travel within the UK
Appointment Type Permanent
Appointment Term Full time
Level of Security clearance BPSS
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: 04 May 2018

Brief overview of role

The Licensing and Consents team, which forms part of the Regulation Directorate, plays a key role at the heart of the OGA and is responsible for making and advising on decisions concerning the petroleum licencing regime and the work that licensees are carrying out under those licences (note that the team’s focus is more on commercial, legal and administrative process, than on technical geophysics, field operations etc).

This is an opportunity to work within a team with a portfolio at the very centre of the OGA’s mission to maximise the value of the UK’s oil and gas resources. The role will suit someone looking for an exciting new challenge ideally with experience of delivering an efficient operational or regulatory service in government, another regulator, or the oil and gas industry; or experience of handling casework, particularly legal.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The role contributes to the process for issuing and managing licences for a variety of oil and gas operations in the UK. The successful candidate will be multi-skilled and able to deliver an efficient and effective operational service, with due regard to the complex commercial and legal issues involved, and find ways of continually improving the system.

The successful candidate’s duties will include:

  • Developing and maintaining an effective understanding of the licensing process.
  • Contributing to the delivery of a first-rate service to industry ensuring timeliness, accuracy and consistency.
  • Looking for ways to continually improve systems and ways of working to better support MER UK.
  • Identifying novel or contentious decisions and taking an active role working with the team and other contributors so that decisions made are reasoned and consistent, and that all relevant opinions from within the OGA and other parts of HM Government have been taken into account.
  • Inputting to the OGA’s most important licensing and consenting decisions by advising on the application of the OGA’s licence and statutory powers, highlighting complex issues to team management as appropriate.

The role is based in London and the successful candidate will report to the Senior Licensing Manager within the Licensing and Consents Team. We value equality and diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sectors of society.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: 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 2: Leading and Communicating - Being able to communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. Interacting and engaging with people in a straightforward, truthful and candid way.
  • Competence 3: Managing a Quality Service - Takes into account the diverse needs and requirements of customers.
  • Competence 4: Delivering at Pace - Delivering timely performance with energy, and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.

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

Essential Desirable
• Experience of operational delivery “at pace” or handling casework.
• Excellent attention to detail and reliability, particularly in IT skills and managing data.
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
• Relevant experience of delivering operational or regulatory service in government, another regulator, or the oil and gas industry.
• Experience in a commercial or legal support role working for a regulator, an oil and gas operator or joint venture owner.
• Skills and experience in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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  OGArecruitment@ogauthority.co.uk 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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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