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Technical Assistant

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 141
Grade HEO
Salary: £34,801
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Appointment Type Fixed Term
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: 04 Dec 2019

Brief overview of role

The Exploration Team sits within the Operations Directorate of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and exists primarily to both steward and promote offshore exploration activity across the UKCS.  In support of the delivery of our current priorities, there is a requirement for a Technical Assistant to work within the Exploration team on a 12 month fixed term contract. 

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The role will involve, but not be limited to:

  • Provision of technical assistant support to the wider exploration team where required. This may be require supporting the preparation of presentation material/maps, collation of subsurface data or other ad-hoc requests 
  • Focal point for offshore relinquishment reports, including receiving, arranging appropriate QC and subsequent publication of reports. 
  • Application of database management skills to support the creation of key subsurface databases 

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Competency 1: Delivering at pace - Delivering timely performance with energy, and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.
  • Competence 2: Competency 2: Collaborating and Partnering - Create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the
  • Competence 3: Competency 3: Making Effective Decisons - Judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice.
  • Competence 4: Competency 4: Seeing the big picture -Economic, social, political, environmental and technological developments and their potential impact on both the OGA and the wider oil and gas industry.

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

Essential Desirable
• Experience of working in the oil & gas industry, ideally gained within an operating environment. Relevant experience gained in other sectors may be considered.
• Hands-on experience in building databases
• Track record of ability to provide technical assistance to subsurface teams
• Ability to self-start and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
• Proficient ArcGIS user
• Ability to work at pace and demonstrate clear responsibility and accountability for agreed deliverables

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.