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Senior Commerical Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/07/2020
  • Duration: staff
  • Time left:
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    (21/08/20)
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The Role:
Role Overview
Provide commercial / Joint Venture management skills in support of the Premier UKCS production operations.


Key Accountabilities

1 Responsible for all commercial matters associated with Premier's role as Asset Operator, including JV management via the OPCOM and relevant sub-committees. This requires management of existing commercial agreements, negotiation of new agreements, and management of ad-hoc commercial issues as and when necessary and liaison with oil and gas marketing teams.
2 Represent Premier's interests at Commercial Sub-Committees or OPCOM as required, for certain assets in our non-op portfolio, deputising for the Non-Op Asset Manager as necessary. Interface with JV partners and other stakeholders as required.
3 Ensure complete understanding and implications of commercial agreements being negotiated or executed and how they can be used to maximise value for Premier. Key focus on DSAs, JOAs, TPOSAs, Offshore Gas Sales.
4 Undertake studies, investigations and analysis in support of resolution of issues / commercial negotiations. Lead commercial negotiations as opportunities arise eg: third party tie-backs.
5 Working closely with the asset economist, undertake analysis on an ad-hoc basis to establish / support commercial proposals or positions. Ensure full understanding of impact on commercial position and advise/make recommendations accordingly.
6 Take full ownership of the commercial arrangements for the hub and ensure these are captured correctly and kept up to date in the economic models for the CAD planning exercise.
7 Work closely with the commercial analyst to ensure that the Operator's obligations under the DSA agreements are met.
8 Provide commercial support and guidance for various activities relating to the UKBU or other Corporate business as required eg: OGA Activity Survey.

Major Challenges
* Varied and diverse workload across a various disciplines, both technical and non-technical.
* High workload at times during the year.

Financial Accountability and Dimensions
* N/A

Management Relationships (include direct / indirect reports, external parties)
Reports to the UKBU Commercial Manager and has no direct reports.
Internal Stakeholders include various members of the Development, Production, Commercial, Legal, Finance and Economics departments.
External Stakeholders include Partner Commercial and JV teams.

Qualifications
Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Finance or related discipline.

Candidate Profile (include Skills & Experience, Attributes, Behaviours)
Skills and experience for the role includes:
* Significant experience in an Upstream Oil & Gas company, including a substantial amount of experience in a commercial / JV management role, preferably within an Operator environment.
* Core experience in an area such as engineering, subsurface, commercial or finance would be advantageous.
* Knowledge of commercial agreements that govern JV operations.
* Understands the multidiscipline nature of asset management and value drivers.
* Strong analytical skills

Knowledge of the following systems and software for the role includes:
* Microsoft applications including Outlook, Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Key behaviours and attributes include:
* Role models compliance with Company safety standards and guidance.
* Respectful, inclusive and capable of fostering a culture of diversity.
* An effective communicator and ability to influence a variety of stakeholders, internally and externally.
* Clearly communicates priorities, expectations and expected delivery so these are clearly understood.
* Develops mutually beneficial relationships internally and externally for the good of the Company.
* Tracks own progress typically delivering multiple pieces of work, promptly resolving issues, escalating for support where required.
* Is resilient under pressure conveying this outwardly and is able to remain focused on delivering key priorities.
* Is organised and able to effectively manage performance to achieve the best outcome for the Company.
* Seeks to improve Premier process through development of new ways of working and streamlining.
* Mentors and supports less experienced members of the team.
* Seeks, reflects and learns from feedback.

Additional Role Requirements

The above is intended to provide a description of the ACCOUNTABILITIES of the role. Duties and responsibilities attached to roles may change from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed

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