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  • Job reference: RMS0210176

Engineering Technologist

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/04/2019
  • Duration: 1
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The Role:
28x28 expat rotational position with occasional interactions during days off.

This position is located in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria as a member of the Subsurface team. The position is responsible for the automation, maintenance, improvement, cleaning, and manipulation of data in the Subsurface team's operational and analytics databases. The position works closely with Production Engineers, Stimulation Engineers, Reservoir Engineers, and Production Technicians in order to understand and execute the implementation of data solutions and troubleshoot issues in the current software ecosystem. The position also plays a key role in the development and deployment of innovative data platforms for advanced analytics and data processing, building the data pipelines that will enable faster, better, data-informed decision-making within the business.

* Collaborate with Production, Stimulation and Reservoir Engineers to develop an understanding of business needs
* Support Engineering and Geoscience teams by combining data to develop, update and monitor multiple engineering databases.
* Work as the lead data strategist, identifying and integrating new datasets that can be leveraged through our product capabilities and work closely with the engineering team to strategize and execute the development of data products and solutions
* Execute analytical experiments methodically to help solve various problems and make a true impact across various oil & gas domains
* Identify relevant data sources and sets to mine for business needs, and collect large structured and unstructured datasets and variables
* Devise and utilize algorithms and models to mine data stores, perform data and error analysis to improve the information quality, and clean and validate data for uniformity and accuracy
* Analyze data for trends and patterns, and Interpret data with a clear objective in mind
* Analyze processes and recommend implementation for process improvements.
* Streamline and automate manual procedures utilizing applications such as Excel, Access, VBA, etc.
* Communicate analytic solutions to stakeholders and implement improvements as needed to operational software solutions
* Coordinate and communicate across disciplines, applying lessons learned and best practices.
* Maintain data used for evaluating asset performance for quarterly and partner reviews.
* May be responsible for written and verbal presentations to management.
* Keep current with technical and software industry developments
* Take an active part in team meetings and decisions.
* Uphold all company environmental, health and safety policies and principles.
* Role model for highest professional and ethical behavior.


* Demonstrated ability to learn new applications quickly and apply new technologies to solve business problems
* Self-motivated individual with strong work ethic and attention to detail.
* Strong organizational skills and interpersonal communication skills.
* Demonstrates initiative through interpersonal and leadership skills
* Ability to influence others and lead small teams
* Takes initiative to maintain and increase technical and working knowledge.
* Seeks feedback from management and other involved disciplines.
* Able to work independently with limited supervision.
* Comfortable working in a dynamic, research-oriented group
* Able to manage multiple projects and support activities concurrently
* Provides assistance to less experienced employees.

The Company:
Our Client is a foreign operator in Algeria who are currently producing oil from three major projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience in a data analysis role.Bachelor's degree in Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or a closely related field.
* Experience in a data analysis role.
* Experience in an Engineering support role within the Oil & Gas industry would be an advantage but is not essential.
* IT expertise specialized primarily in software development
* Proficiency with data mining, mathematics and statistical analysis
* Robust knowledge of database and spreadsheet applications, specifically Excel, SQL language, Oracle and SQL Server
* Experience Programming with VBA, .Net (C#, VB.Net)
* Experience using visualization/BI platforms such as Spotfire
* Experience using reporting solutions such as Crystal Report or Active Reports

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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