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Licensing Case Manager

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 037
Grade HEO
Salary: £32,551
Location: London
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some ocassional travel within the UK may be required
Appointment Type Permanent
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: 10 Jan 2018

Brief overview of role

The Oil and Gas Authority (“OGA”) was formally established by the Energy Act 2016 (the “Energy Act”) as the independent regulator of the UK’s upstream oil and gas sector with a three-fold purpose: to regulate, influence and promote the UK oil and gas industry to maximise the economic recovery of UK offshore oil and gas resources (“MER UK”). The OGA works with industry, government and other relevant stakeholders (for example industry trade associations, business organisations, universities and trade unions) to focus collective efforts on the delivery of MER UK.

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 on all non-operational aspects of the petroleum licencing regime and the work that licensees are carrying out under those licences. 

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 with experience of delivering an efficient operational or regulatory service in government, another regulator, or the oil and gas industry.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The role contributes to the process for issuing and managing licenses 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, understand and manage 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 a deep 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 senior leaders on the application of the OGA’s licence and statutory powers in complex and novel circumstances.

The role is based in London and the successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Licensing and Consents.

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
• Degree, or equivalent experience, in a relevant subject or role.
• Relevant experience working in the oil and gas sector or in another sector for an economic regulator.
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, particularly the communication of complex issues.
• Experience in a commercial or legal role working for an oil and gas operator or joint venture owner.

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