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Resource & Reserves Advisor

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 102
Grade SEO
Salary: £71,767
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
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: 18 Jun 2019

Brief overview of role

Reporting to the Coordination manager, the Resource Advisor plays a key role in supporting the OGA Operations directorate to affect a material change in UKCS resource maturation, supporting the drive to increase activity and performance and regulate effectively.

The role offers a unique insight into performance across the UKCS and the opportunity to influence and promote lessons learned and best practices across the entire E&P lifecycle. The role will provide internal functional support to the Operations directorate teams, supporting tier reviews, technology application and decommissioning activities. In addition, the role will provide support to ensure focus and prioritization with Industry through the implementation of the Stewardship expectations.

The candidate will have to demonstrate a broad range of experience across the E&P lifecycle and will be credible in liaison with senior leaders in industry.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

  • UKCS portfolio reserves and resources insights, consistent with SPE PRMS technical basis
  • Deliver and maintain an assured UKCS production, cost and schedule estimates for projects, assets and exploration opportunities including data validation of the small pools inventory. (PARS)
  • Bringing focus to the OGA activities on resource maturation, supporting implementation of key levers for OGA teams and Area plans
  • Embedding Stewardship expectations and ensuring a coordinated approach across Operations
  • Improve and maintain all operations guidance and processes in OGA for consistency and efficiency of approach.
  • Interfacing and maintaining relationships with other Regulators to ensure consistency across HSE and BEIS
  • Lead the operation aspects of CCS, including license and permit applications for all projects
  • Represent OGA at relevant conferences, forums and committees (e.g. SPE, DEA, OGUK)
  • Participate in Tier 2 and 3 stewardship meetings with Operators

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
• Will have a solid foundation in a senior role in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry preferable in a leadership/management role with deep insight into the drivers for resource maturation
• Clear and effective communication (written and oral) including preparation of external reports
• Ability to translate information into insights and knowledge and communicate OGA needs effectively
• Passion and enthusiasm for delivering change
• Self-starter and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a structured and collaborative way
• Degree qualified in engineering or earth science
• An extensive knowledge of SPE-PRMS reserves guidelines
• It is expected the successful candidate will have at least 10 years of experience including interfaces with supply chain, subsurface, well construction design and operations and commercial activities.
• Experience of multiple operators or basins
• Knowledgeable and experienced in petroleum economics

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.