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Technical Data Coordinator

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 109
Grade HEO
Salary: £34,932
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some ocassional 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: 12 Jul 2019

Brief overview of role

Based in Aberdeen and working within the Information Services Team in the Corporate Directorate, the job holder will report to the Information and Samples Compliance Manager.

The Technical Data Coordinator is responsible for carrying out a range of technical data management activities relating to subsurface, production, licence, field and infrastructure data. The post will help the OGA realise their strategic ambition to make as much quality data as transparently available as possible, thereby helping to maximise economic recovery.

The Technical Data Coordinator will work with the OGA Operations Directorate to agree and understand priorities and identify data that should be reported or improved. They will work with industry to ensure data is compliantly reported to the NDR or other OGA platforms (and in the case of samples, the BGS).

The job holder will need to have excellent petrotechnical data management skills, particularly those which can be used to help the regulatory reporting of licence data within the UKCS.

The job holder will be expected to contribute to continuous improvement, as the OGA continues to expand the data types in scope and improve compliance measurement capabilities.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

  • Work with the OGA Compliance Team and OGA Directorates to identify and make available priority petrotechnical data on OGA systems including the UK National Data Repository (NDR), OGA Data Centre and within Energy Portal applications.
  • Benchmark compliance, missing data opportunities and progress
  • Liaise with industry in regard to obtaining and loading data in accordance with regulatory requirements and OGA priorities and needs
  • Coordination of data QC and loading – including well, geophysical, field and infrastructure data
  • Support the NDR Manager on data compliance monitoring, measurement and expediting of data as required
  • Facilitating data conditioning prior to loading to ensure suitability for use by software applications and machine learning
  • When required support the OGA Compliance Manager on the Information and Samples Plan (ISP) process and follow though audits and checks of ISP execution
  • Work with the Compliance Manager to provide petrotechnical data management support to internal teams
  • Assist in managing physical samples coordination, liaising with British Geological Survey (BGS) personnel – including samples disposal and reporting of core / petrographic / PVT reports and data
  • Supporting data management work associated with the energy transition to low carbon

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Changing and Improving • Regularly review procedures or systems with teams to identify improvements and simplify processes and decision making • Actively encourage ideas from a wide range of diverse sources and stakeholders and use these to inform own thinking
  • Competence 2: Seeing the Big Picture • Seek to understand how the services, activities and strategies in the area work together to create value for the industry and help address ‘The Grand Data Challenge’ • Ensure own area / team activities are aligned to OGA priorities
  • Competence 3: Managing a Quality Service • Establish mechanisms to seek out and respond to feedback from internal and external customers about services and data provided by the OGA • Develop proposals to improve the quality of service with involvement from a diverse range of staff, stakeholders or delivery partners
  • Competence 4: Delivering at Pace • Regularly monitor own and team’s work against milestones or targets and act promptly to keep work on track and maintain performance • Take responsibility for delivering expected outcomes on time and to standard, yet allowing the teams space and authority to deliver objectives

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

Essential Desirable
• Proven experience (3+ years) in petrotechnical data management across typical E&P domains (Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir and Production Engineering etc.)
• Good understanding of E&P data quality and governance
• Experience in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• Basic understanding of UK regulations related to Information and Samples
• Good communication skills
• Good reporting and analytical skills
• Project Management experience or excellent organisational skills
• Understanding of physical (records) data management
• Good Microsoft Excel skills
• Experience using MS Power BI and/or other data analytical / BI tools
• Prior experience with UKCS subsurface data reporting systems

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.