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NDR Project Manager

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 052
Grade SEO
Salary: £54,072
Location: Aberdeen or London
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some travel will be required within the UK
Appointment Type Fixed Term
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: 21 Mar 2018

Brief overview of role

The OGA NDR Programme Manager will be accountable to the CIO for the management of programme activities that will lead to the establishment of the Common Data Access Limited (CDA) operated NDR in January 2019.This is a highly complex programme with many dependencies and interdependencies that needs very careful management. The programme has an aggressive timetable and has a very high OGA and public profile. The Programme Manager will work with a number of external stakeholders, including CDA, the British Geological Survey, the Data Release Agents, BEIS, HMT and a number of OGA Directorates.

One of the key challenges of the role is dealing with multiple demanding priorities within a short timeframe for completion. Therefore, the post holder must be highly organised with a passion for exacting attention to detail. The post holder will be required to establish effective programme and reporting controls, reporting to the OGA leadership team and wider OGA on progress. The ability to master the policy, legal and commercial issues that characterise the programme and their interplay are essential.

The post is available on a 1 year fixed term contract.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) this role is accountable for the programme management of the NDR programme.
  • The post holder will be accountable for the development, execution and assurance of the NDR delivery plan and reporting on programme progress.
  • Take ownership of the development several key project deliverables that will form the scope of work of the NDR contract, working collaboratively with CDA and OGA legal on their development.
  • Work effectively with OGA legal personnel on the development of the contract, leading to contract award in September 2018.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with industry and other relevant persons whilst executing the NDR programme.
  • Together with the OGA Compliance Manager and CDA map OGA compliance processes that are required in the future NDR to ensure that they are detailed to level that may be implemented by the NDR contractor.
  • Work with the OGA Manager of Digital services to ensure that OGA data feeds and APIs work with the proposed NDR solution, and are tested and working at NDR start up in January 2019.
  • Develop and manage the NDR communications plan to ensure effective internal and external communications are maintained.
  • Manage the NDR CRAID and ensure that all risks are managed within acceptable tolerance.
  • Track project spend on the NDR and manage according to Managing Public Money principles.
  • Liaise with The IT and Procurement Manager on procurement and IT matters related to system implementation.
  • Ensure that third party data services are integrated effectively into the NDR system and managed by CDA.
  • Arrange programme governance meetings and project reviews
  • Together with the CIO assist with any external audits of the programme.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Delivering at Pace - • Ability to work at pace drawing on the skills of a diverse team
  • Competence 2: Managing a Quality Service - • High attention to detail with extremely systematic approach to work; • High standards of integrity, impartiality, honesty
  • Competence 3: Leading and Communicating - Diplomatic with excellent influencing skills; Be a committed team-player in an environment where priorities and goals can quickly change and evolve;
  • Competence 4: Collaborating and Partnering - • The ability to develop strong working relationships across a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally to ensure outcomes are achieved.

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

Essential Desirable
• Educated to degree level in an IT or Data Management related subject
• Knowledge of UKCS offshore license regime, the UK data compliance regime, geoscience and infrastructure data, data governance and related information technologies and data standards.
• Knowledge of programme management and service management
• Contract management
• Machine to machine data exchange formats

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