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Development Engineer - Technology

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA-079
Grade SEO
Salary: £71,767
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Occasional travel in UK
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: 06 Jan 2019

Brief overview of role

Reporting to the Head of Technology, this full time role is responsible for reviewing UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) marginal field resources, and understanding which advanced concepts and technologies may improve technical performance and economic returns from prospective developments.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The role will maintain a database of UKCS marginal discoveries, tracking the industry’s progress with field opportunities, until a formal development planning process is commenced by the operator.

In parallel, the role will maintain lists of critical technologies which are able to enhance new developments (greenfield and brownfield), ranking technologies by their potential impact and whether these are available or yet to be fully developed.

Working with colleagues from other OGA teams, the Development Engineer will participate in reviews and will assist operators in identifying optimal technologies for upcoming field developments.

With the rest of the Technology team, the role will engage with the Technology Leadership Board and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to advise on top priorities for UKCS technology developments.

The role will be responsible for analysis, reports and presentations on the UKCS marginal fields and assistive technologies for field development.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Making Effective Decisions - Ability to make complex decisions ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to. Accept responsibility for own actions. Well-developed analytical skills and sound judgement to manage varied and sometimes complex issues. Ability to document rationale an outcome of decision
  • Competence 2: Communication - Able to develop strategic thinking and articulate a vision. Proven technical capability to promote excellence across all aspects of the asset lifecycle. Persuasive communication skills will be essential, both oral and written, to build relationships and deliver key messages across OGA and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Competence 3: Seeing the Bigger 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.
  • Competence 4: Changing and Improving - The successful candidate will be able to find ways to improve systems and structures to deliver with more streamlined resources

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

Essential Desirable
• Engineering MS degree in relevant industrial fields (Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum, Process, Electrical or equivalent)
• At least 5 years of oil and gas industry experience in the evaluation of field development opportunities and development project planning, including technology screening and selection
• A total of at least 10 years of experience in industry’s technical roles
• Proven analytical skills, advanced Excel skills, and experience in using technical software (e.g. process, mechanical, or reservoir engineering)
• Experience in technology development matured either in industry or research institutions
• (Co)authored technical or business reports for internal use, conferences or publication
• Strong communication skills, with experience of conference presentations
• Strong team-player skills, with work experience in large teams, and team coordination

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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Equality 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.