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Senior Facilities Engineer

Job details

No. of posts: 2
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 135
Grade SEO
Salary: £71,767
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some occasional 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: 23 Oct 2019

Brief overview of role

The role of Senior Facilities Engineer in the Area Team of the OGA’s Operations Directorate offers candidates a unique opportunity to apply core Facilities Engineer capability whilst simultaneously developing/ enhancing broader oil and gas asset and joint venture management knowledge.

A typical day in the life of an OGA Senior Facilities Engineer can include leading an asset Stewardship Review meeting with an Operator team examining multiple elements of asset stewardship using the OGA’s Stewardship Expectations, reviewing Development Concept Select and Field Development proposals utilising Facilities Engineering experience, and evaluating prudent gas management on an asset with respect to the OGA’s consideration of flare consents.

The role sits in an Area team within the Oil & Gas Authority Operations Directorate and the successful applicant will report to the Area Manager.

The role holds responsibility for :

  1. Managing a portfolio of Operator and Licensee relationships in a regional area for any operations/ regulatory matters requiring OGA stakeholder engagement
  2. Co-ordinating and leading Stewardship Reviews for the portfolio of Operators utilising the OGA’s Stewardship Expectations
  3. Facility Engineering input to the OGA’s review of development concept selection and field development approval stages
  4. Preparation of decisions and supporting packages for 2nd term licence management decisions
  5. Recommending appropriate flare and vent consent volumes, that ensure prudent field management and good stewardship for applications received by OGA
  6. Annual quality control of Production Efficiency submissions to the OGA Stewardship Survey
  7. Conducting reviews of Asset Commissioning Strategies
  8. Facility Engineer input to Concept Select phase /Field Development Plan/ Cessation of Production evaluations

The role requires to work closely with other members of the Area team including Reservoir Engineer, Development Engineer, Development Geologist, Commercial Advisor and an Exploration Geoscientist, to ensure Asset Stewardship and regulatory decisions encompass all relevant input to maximising economic recovery.

The successful applicant will become a key member of the Area team :

  • directly managing a portfolio of Operator and Licensee relationships on a broad range of oil & gas lifecycle and regulatory matters
  • Identifying the OGA resources required to address matters raised by operators and licensees that are not within the skillset of the Facilities Engineer, and ensuring those OGA resources deliver in timely manner
  • interfacing with other OGA Directorates to ensure appropriate inclusion of wider OGA policy or team requirements

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The role requires the ability to interface across multiple disciplines and functions both within the OGA and with external stakeholders, including operator's and licence holder's technical functions.

Providing Facilities Engineer discipline specific expertise in due diligence and technical reviews of field concept select reports, development plans, cessation of production requests, pipeline works authorisations, production and flare consents is also a key responsibility.

Key roles and responsibilities and deliverables for the Senior Facilities Engineer role within OGA are as follows:

  1. Manage and steward a portfolio of operators and licensees maintaining an overview of both the strategy and business plans of the operators and licence holders, including performance management against OGA's asset stewardship expectations. Monitoring and assessing the viability of operator activity, including capital investment plans, planned shutdowns and turnarounds, facility optimisation / simplification / renewal plans and operating cost management.
  2. Monitor production efficiency (PE) across for the Area Team, including operator categorisation of production losses and subsequent identification and implementation of opportunities and solutions required to reduce / eliminate production losses.  
  3. Manage and deliver OGA's regulatory requirements for a portfolio of Operators and Licensees, including the preparation of recommendations for approval of field development plans, cessation of production requests, pipeline works authorisations, production and flare consents.
  4. Lead and deliver specific projects and programmes of work relevant to the Area Team, working with operators and licensees; commission third party work through consultancies as required; represent OGA in relevant industry conferences and forums and be able to deliver key messages.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Collaborating & Partnering - Ability to work with large groups of stakeholders with different drivers/ agendas and integrate them to achieve a common goal. Including ability to set up, prepare, and chair external meetings with ability to present before large groups
  • Competence 2: Leading & Communicating – ability to analyse data/ information, identify and communicate trends, insights and key messages relating to asset stewardship and facilities engineering programmes
  • Competence 3: Planning & Prioritisation – ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time, and identify future goals and plan tasks to deliver such goals

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

Essential Desirable
• Degree (or equivalent) in relevant Engineering discipline
• Member of recognised engineering institute
• Significant experience of oil and gas operations – onshore and offshore, from well bore through to export, process operations, production optimisation, flow assurance and pipeline systems
• Extensive relevant experience within the oil and gas industry with significant experience working in the capacity of a facilities engineer or similar
• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal, particularly business case development and management presentation capabilities
• Demonstrable ability of co-ordination and integration of multi-discipline industry personnel and/ or groups
• Must be able to work in a team environment
Experience of Joint Venture Technical Committees
• Negotiating and influencing skills
• A basic understanding of oil & gas business drivers (ie. production, costs, capital investment)

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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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.