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Senior Wells Engineer

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 084
Grade SEO
Salary: £71,767
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Occasional travel to London
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: 01 Feb 2019

Brief overview of role

Reporting to the Coordination manager, the wells engineer plays a key role in supporting the OGA Operations directorate to affect a material change in UKCS well construction and management performance, drive activity and efficiency and regulate effectively. Implementation of the OGA wells strategy and driving the wells stewardship expectations will be key aspects of this role.

The role offers a unique insight into well activities and performance across the UKCS and the opportunity to influence and promote lessons learned and best practices across the entire wells lifecycle. In addition, the role will provide internal functional support to the Operations directorate teams, supporting tier reviews, technology application and decommissioning activities.

The candidate will have to demonstrate a broad range of experience across the wells lifecycle and will be credible in liaison with senior wells leaders in industry. It is expected the successful candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in the wells function including interfaces with supply chain, subsurface, well construction design and operations including plug and abandon activities.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

  • Provide functional support to the OGA teams in review of licence operators well plans
  • Support Industry and other stakeholders through insights on best practice and recommendations on how to meet MER through improved well value
  • Ensuring regulatory excellence supporting industry to efficiently meet the requirements of the licence obligations
  • Preparation and utilisation of the UKCS stewardship data to provide insights and benchmarking for wells data. Publish an annual wells insights report
  • Represent OGA at relevant conferences, forums and committees (e.g. SPE, DEA, OGUK)
  • Participate in Tier 2 and 3 stewardship meetings with Operators
  • Support completion and implementation of the wells Strategy, wells stewardship expectation, suspension guidelines, abandonment specification and completion programmes

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Seeing the Bigger Picture: Seeing the big picture is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs.
  • Competence 2: 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 3: Collaborating and Partnering: Working collaboratively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and contacts in the industry, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions
  • Competence 4: Delivering Value for Money: Delivering value for money involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services.

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

Essential Desirable
• Degree qualified in engineering or earth science
• Clear and effective communication (written and oral) including preparation of external reports
• Ability to analyse data and translate into insights and knowledge
• Passion and enthusiasm for delivering change
• 10 years experience in wells function
• Experience of multiple operators or basins
• Self-starter and ability to manage multiple tasks

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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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.