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Lead Development Engineer / Aberdeen

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Location: Aberdeen
The Aberdeen based Operator Client is currently looking for a Lead Development Engineer for a staff role.

Position summary
The Lead Development Engineer will be a key position within the Projects and Engineering group. The role will be responsible for progression and timely delivery of production growth opportunities from exploration / appraisal into production by providing surface facilities input into development planning activities The Lead will work closely together with the P&E Manager, project management team and other key stakeholders.

Main duties & responsibilities
Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
• Provide subsea, pipeline and topside engineering input to new developments, prospect evaluation and business development opportunities.
• Prepare and manage contractors / 3rd party operators scope of work, contractor evaluation and selection process.
• Develop field development concepts and cost estimates.
• Provide input on identification of key long lead items and their lead times for integration into development plans.
• Co-ordinate peer reviews / assists and relevant check point reviews.
• Co-ordinate work with the subsurface, production chemistry, commercial, drilling and project controls to generate technical, commercial and economic field development solutions.
• Optimise the value of the solutions through the application of and participation within the field development process.
• Review, coordinate input and ensure consistency between key development technical deliverables e.g. FDP, BOD, etc.
• Coordinate the development, implementation and overall planning activities & appraisal of the Major CAPEX projects as per schedule and within budget.
• Assessing the economic impact of various development and operational strategies, both short and long term.
• Working with Operations, Accounting, and Finance in the company’s corporate capital budgeting process, including clear technical justification of capital projects to the Executive team.
• Ongoing investigation of the practical viability of emerging technologies as it relates to field development planning.
• Provide support to all other disciplines as required, notably: corporate third-party reserves, M&A activity, New Energy, due diligence activities.
• Provide Support on Decommissioning activities at the early concept / feasibility stage.

• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Team-oriented.
• Flexible and goal oriented.
• Good communication skills on all levels.
• Ability to deliver at Pace.
• Innovative: Challenge conventional thinking.
Collaborative: Work and communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.
• Drive: Strive for excellence, taking personal responsibility for performance and delivering results.

Internal and external interfaces
• Working with internal groups to develop strategies for delivery of the current portfolio. Key interfaces with Exploration, Reservoir, Commercial and Project Teams.
• External Interfaces with Supply Chain Partners as well as new technology providers who can supplement development activities.

Required Competences/ Qualifications / Experience / Profile
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of Oil & Gas experience, including experience in a field development engineering role.
• Familiar with technical work as well as project cost estimating, schedules and development economics.
• Experienced with and knowledgeable of formal project management and information management systems, including the principles and associated processes, practices, or tools.
• Proactive, delivery focused, can operate in a high paced environment and is adaptable to working in a transformative organisation.
• Good communication, networking, facilitation & presentation skills.
• Team player with ability to build strong working relationships between the various Project Teams, Company Business Groups and 3rd party contractors.
• Highly competent interpersonal and influencing skills to tactfully and diplomatically manage ambiguity, conflict and uncertainty in a culturally diverse environment.

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