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  • Job reference: RMS0147496

Operations Manager - OBO & Infrastructure

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/09/2014
  • Time left:
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    (18/09/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
With interests in over 20 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fields, my Client has one of the most significant exploration and production businesses in the offshore waters of the UK.

The Role:
This role has responsibility for all Operations aspects of Company's Operated by Others (OBO) portfolio. Additionally this position will have responsibility for understanding the risks associated with the Infrastructure which connects to our Operated and OBO assets.
Working with the Asset Managers and Functional teams within the Europe E&P (EE&P) organisation to maximise value and minimise risk to Company. The OBO fields contribute significantly to EE&P achieving its volumes and PBIT targets. The role reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) EE&P who in turn reports to the MD Offshore Europe.
The OBO Operations Manager is accountable for providing functional direction to the operations teams driving these assets, both internal and external to Company.
Key to the role is the development and execution of strategies that safely optimise production. The role requires a significant focus on influencing styles working with major operating companies across the UKCS.

Key accountabilities
Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountability for HSSE, all managers are accountable for HSSE within their area of the Business and are responsible for ensuring that their team adopt exemplary HSSE behaviours.
- Engender a culture of continuous HSSE performance improvement, developing systems, infrastructure and ways to measure. Instil Company HSSE culture and standards amongst all external partners and vendors.
- Set leadership on all operational, technical, and developmental activities, championing a culture of continuous improvement.
- Provision of Operational support/resources across the OBO Assets.
- Liaise with the Asset management teams in evaluation and shaping the annual work programs and Capital and Operational budgets of the non-operated joint ventures.
- Responsible for assurance of operators shut down plans and making sure that best practice is shared within and across the Company assets and lessons learnt are acted on.
- Seek to influence OBO operator in maximisation of production efficiency against well-defined potential.
- Seek out gaps in production activities, processes, and production strategy with the responsibility of influencing production improvement within OBO Assets.
- Encourage operator to apply industry best practice in support of HSE, production excellence and operational excellence. Seek out best practice with our partners and ensure this is shared internally. In addition to share Company best practice with our partners.
- Partner Relations - Key focal point for interaction with Operator and other JV partners.
- Determine strengths and weaknesses of Operator. Assess where support and challenge is required across the disciplines.
- PBIT, Production and Operating Cost delivery.
- Identification of Production, Reliability and Integrity Improvement Projects.
- Influencing OBO exploration and business growth program.
- Responsible for ensuring Infrastructure risk is fully understood and communicated to all Asset Managers. Ensure mitigation plans are developed, understood and communicated for Infrastructure.


What we are looking for
• Experience of optimising production from operated assets and influencing production optimisation of non-operated assets.
• Implementation of remedial actions to sustain/improve reliability/availability. Monitoring production efficiency and implementing improvements.
• Experience of the key skills and behaviours required in order to effectively influence and support the operator and other partners within OBO and Infrastructure.
• Experience working as Operator leading a significant joint venture would be an advantage.
• Proven ability to work within and when required, to lead multi-disciplined teams to deliver significant benefits to the company.
• Experienced VAF practitioner.
• Demonstrating safety leadership and promoting a safety culture amongst all personnel.
• Good problem-solving and analytical skills, able to determine the approximate impact of each issue quickly to prioritise further work.
• Skilled in engaging and facilitating others to think and plan new action.
• Experienced professional with operational background in E&P, demonstrated through solid working knowledge.
• Has fundamental understanding of operations principles and processes and has ability to oversee their implementation and long-term effective management.
• Degree qualification desirable.
• Demonstrating safety leadership and promoting a safety culture amongst all personnel.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision, to propose priorities and agree them with management, to manage own time and to work to tight deadlines under pressure when necessary.
• Collaborative and adaptive working style.
• Strong and effective communication skills, supported by interpersonal skills that allow working at a senior level. Ability to effectively influence at all levels both internally and externally.
• Ability to challenge others in a constructive manner and negotiate with internal peers and partner’s representatives to influence decisions or ways of working.
• Ability to work with and gain the confidence and respect of senior management within Company, and with key customers and JV partners.
• Effective communicator (written and oral).
• Highly driven to achieve business objectives and targets
• Operational, commercial and business risk management in a complex asset mix.
• Able to assimilate and articulate Company Strategy in order to drive asset performance
Based in Aberdeen. Routine travel to Norway, TVP and other Company assets as required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience of optimising production from operated assets and influencing production optimisation of non-operated assets.
• Implementation of remedial actions to sustain/improve reliability/availability. Monitoring production efficiency and implementing improvements.
• Experience of the key skills and behaviours required in order to effectively influence and support the operator and other partners within OBO and Infrastructure.
• Experience working as Operator leading a significant joint venture would be an advantage.
• Proven ability to work within and when required, to lead multi-disciplined teams to deliver significant benefits to the company.
• Experienced VAF practitioner.
• Demonstrating safety leadership and promoting a safety culture amongst all personnel.
• Good problem-solving and analytical skills, able to determine the approximate impact of each issue quickly to prioritise further work.
• Skilled in engaging and facilitating others to think and plan new act
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