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Technical Analyst: Production

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 108
Grade HEO
Salary: £34,801
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: 19 Jul 2019
Anticipated interview date: Late July/Early August

Brief overview of role

The Planning Performance and Reporting (PPR) team sits within the Strategy Directorate of the OGA and holds a dual role in monitoring and analysing industry performance, and planning, tracking and reporting of OGA performance.

The Technical Analyst will report to the Head of Performance, Planning and Reporting and will support a specific technical area within the Operations directorate as well as producing high level strategic industry performance analysis.

The role will involve:

  • analysis and visualisation of data using Microsoft Power BI, ARC GIS, Excel and other tools.
  • digital formatting and presentation of work to both internal and external stakeholders
  • working with colleagues to accurately scope and define requirements for analytical work
  • manipulation, analysis and presentation of complex technical and commercial data
  • production and presentation of reports and insights
  • development of dashboards, models and tools to support technical and area teams
  • benchmarking performance using industry and OGA data
  • providing support to senior staff both within the PPR Team and across the OGA
  • responsibility for an individual work area whilst also part of a strong team that works collaboratively to support cross team working
  • ensuring the effective and appropriate management of data and analysis
  • working with a unique and rich industry data set to visualise data in new and creative ways

We are looking to appoint a dynamic individual with excellent numerical and analytical skills, a creative and innovative approach to presenting data and a commitment to continually improving the quality of analysis within the organisation.

The role provides a fantastic opportunity for a skilled analyst to join a high performing team and shape how data is used and communicated in the organisation. The analytical outputs from the PPR team have an impact not only within the OGA but also in shaping the direction of the oil and gas industry and ultimately to the achievement of MER UK.


Detailed job description and key responsibilities

  • Provide input to design, guidance and quality assurance for the collection of industry data through the annual UK Stewardship Survey.
  • Provide technical analysis to support the stewardship agenda producing insights at varying levels of aggregation and segmentation.
  • Lead on the production of industry benchmarking analysis and annual benchmarking report(s) for publication, working closely with colleagues in the Operations Directorate.
  • Design digital reports and dashboards for use internally and for communication to external stakeholders including industry, government, and trade bodies.
  • Ensure the effective and appropriate management of data and analysis.
  • Provide analytical support and expertise to staff at all levels of the organisation both within the PPR Team and across the OGA.
  • Contribute to and promote lesson learning, efficiency and good practice across the organisation.
  • Support the use of new technology to unlock new ways of performing and presenting analysis.
  • Contribute to projects in other areas of the organisation as required

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Leading and Communicating. • Confidently engage with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels to commutate complex information in a clear and concise manner and generate commitment to goals. • Promote the adoption of best practice analytical techniques and use of consistent data sets. • Work collaboratively with technical and specialist teams to translate customer requirements into insightful reports and presentations. • Coordinate multiple inputs to projects from across the organisation to present a clear single message to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Competence 2: Delivering at Pace • Successfully manage, support and stretch self and others to deliver required outcomes on time and to standard. • Plan ahead and prioritise own work but reassess workloads and priorities if situations change in order to manage conflicting demands • Gain the commitment of other colleagues in order to achieve goals often to tight timescales • Respond quickly and confidently to new requests for analysis and balance the requirement of fast delivery against sustained quality and accuracy
  • Competence 3: Seeing the Big Picture • Be alert to and understand economic, social, political, environmental and technological developments and their potential impact on both the OGA and the wider oil and gas industry. • Understand the impact of industry analysis on different stakeholder groups and tailor messaging accordingly. • Understand the tripartite relationship between the OGA, government and industry and the important role of analysis in informing and directing activity
  • Competence 4: Making Effective Decisions • Identify the most appropriate data and information sources, recognising both strengths and weaknesses in data quality • Ensure all OGA and public data is treated with care and in accordance with security procedures and protocols • Recognise patterns and trends in a wide range of industry data and draw key conclusions, highlighting opportunity for further analysis and outlining costs, benefits, risks and potential responses • Advise colleagues on the appropriateness or completeness of certain data sets and/or propose suitable alternative approaches

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

Essential Desirable
• Excellent numerical and analytical capability
• Degree qualified in a relevant numerate, technical or business-related subject (petroleum engineering/geology/economics etc.)
• A passion for rigorous data analysis and data integrity
• Experience in analysing and presenting large complex data sets
• Creativity in data presentation and visualisation
• Expert user of Microsoft products particularly Microsoft Power BI and Excel with knowledge of GIS and/or similar packages
• Excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills
• Experience of the oil and gas industry
• Knowledge of the regulatory landscape
• Planning and project management skills
• Previous experience handling large oil and gas data sets
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Experience of business analysis, economics and planning processes.

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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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.