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Senior Investment Manager

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 144
Grade 7
Salary: £64,269
Location: Aberdeen or London
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Occasional travel to other locations
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: 30 Jan 2020

Brief overview of role

The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) is the independent regulator for the oil & gas sector in the UK. Alongside its regulatory activities a key objective of the OGA is promoting the UK as an attractive investment proposition for investors in the oil & gas sector.

This role is the senior position within the Investor Finance Team that sits in the OGA’s Regulation Directorate. The position will involve engagement with a variety of different stakeholders at a senior level in the UK and overseas including oil & gas operators, funding institutions and government. The role will require the individual to promote investment and to maintain an understanding of current market dynamics that will enable the OGA to set effective strategies and policies as the industry adapts to a changing global economic and political environment.

The OGA is looking for a high-calibre candidate to fill this post. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved at the forefront of the work the OGA does and to use your skills and experience to play a role in shaping the investment that we will see on the basin in years to come.

Interviews for this role will take place w/c 24th February 2020

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The team works in a fast-paced environment, which sometimes means responding to new priorities, however, the key aspects of the role will include:

Investor Relations – Leading the promotion of the UK as an attractive investment destination to existing and new debt and equity investors from the UK and overseas. This will involve identifying barriers and misconceptions to investment and working with the wider OGA and interested Government Departments (predominately BEIS and HMT) on mitigating these barriers and debunking the misconceptions. It will also involve building and maintaining relationships with individuals from the DIT, FCO and SDI based in the UK and overseas and working with them to facilitate opportunities for the UK oil & gas supply chain.

OGA Priorities – The work of the Investor Finance Team is important to all the work the OGA does and, as a result, the Team supports activities across the organisation. Present areas of focus are supporting OGA Area Plans, Asset Stewardship meetings, the work the OGA is doing to revitalise exploration, Roadmap 2035, work on providing certainty and reducing decommissioning costs and understanding the potential impacts of the energy transition. This list is by no means exhaustive, as the role will provide the job holder with opportunity to further other priorities as and when they arise.

Commercial models – New commercial models are required to maximise economic recovery from UK oil & gas resources and the Investor Finance Team is heavily involved in this work. The job holder will be required to promote understanding of what models are best applicable to the UK and what is necessary to take them forward.The post holder will need:

  • good commercial, analytical and evidence-based policy development skills and the ability to grasp complex and unfamiliar issues quickly and identify implications and risks
  • the ability to effectively manage projects and team members across two UK locations;
  • to be a strong self-starter, confident in working independently but able to identify when they should be seeking out relevant advice and experience from within and outside the organisation;
  • excellent written communication skills and strong oral communication skills with the ability to adjust their style to explain complex issues clearly to a variety of audiences;
  • an excellent eye for detail but also the ability to move between complex detail and the bigger picture and think strategically;
  • the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships across a wide variety of teams across the whole OGA, in both London and Aberdeen, and with stakeholders in E&P companies, the investor community and Government.

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: Collaborating and Partnering - Working collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, professional relationships with colleagues. Creating an inclusive working environment.
  • Competence 3: Seeing the big picture - Seeing the big picture in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs.
  • Competence 4: Competence 4: Achieving commercial outcomes - Effectiveness in this area is about maintaining an economic, long-term focus in all activities financial and sustainable mindset.

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

Essential Desirable
• Degree level qualification.
• Stakeholder management experience at a senior level both within and external to an organisation.
• A thorough understanding of common corporate debt and/or equity financing and M&A processes and arrangements.
• A proven ability to build effective relationships at a senior level.
• Experience of working in oil & gas.
• Post graduate accounting qualification or relevant business experience.
• Experience of working within a Regulatory environment and engaging with Government.

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. As a further commitment to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce we have signed up to the Axis Pledge.