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Subsurface Project Lead

Job Description

Our Client is looking for a Subsurface Project Lead, This is a perm role based in Aberdeen

This is a leadership role within the IM Department, reporting to the Information Centre Team Leader.

The Project Lead is responsible for leading the Management of Well Information Project (MOWI) and managing the subsurface data management team. They will provide line-management to identified Information Management personnel and will work with the Information Centre Team Leader to develop a highly performing team, striving for ‘world class’ IM performance across all scopes.

The Project Lead will promote a culture of sharing best practices and lessons learned, seeking innovation and learning both internally and externally, in order to continuously improve efficiencies for MOWI project and our IM service.

This role is responsible for supporting regulatory compliance and continuous improvement initiatives in support of IM best practice. Working in compliance with Company policies and procedures under the guidance of the Information Centre Team Leader.

Responsible for delivery of MOWI project, plus joint responsibility for the overall success of all DCWS and G&G related activities, working with the wider team to ensure campaigns and activities are executed safely, within budget and on schedule.

Demonstrate excellent stakeholder engagement by working together with the DCWS and G&G teams to ensure all IM processes and interfaces are delivering IM best practice and meeting the needs of the leaders and their teams.

Work together with contractors, the regulator and all functions to promote and ensure a cohesive and collaborative team environment in which to deliver successful and efficient IM support.

Line manage IM resources within their team and work with the Information Centre Team Leader to support development of personnel within the IM department.

Ensure internal and external compliance with processes and compliance with the regulatory processes from the NSTA.

Develop and maintain a positive culture, including promoting the Mission Statement and Core Values, maintaining an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and driving continuous improvement.

Ensure regulatory compliance (NSTA) by:

Coordinating the delivery of Section 34 notices and other requests as per Energy Act 2016 by working with the Information and Samples Coordinator and appropriate SMEs

Project lead license relinquishments by working with the ISC to ensure Information and Samples Plans are written and executed to required timelines; ensure cross functional collaboration with all areas of business that have reportable data: Well data, seismic data, infrastructure and pipelines, production data, field data

Track and hold accountable all SMEs with reportable data in support of ISPs or requests from the NSTA for information.

Implement, develop and define procedures and specifications to ensure IM best practice is implemented.

Manage relationships with project, business areas and stakeholders and liaise with business teams in defining, capturing and managing project deliverables and IM services.

Perform a Safety Leadership role on project(s), ensuring a cohesive approach to safety and committing to: no harm to people and no adverse impact to the environment.

Demonstrate an exemplary safety leadership standard, and provide clear direction on SHE expectations by communicating effectively.

Competency: support the team in compliance with the competency strategy.

Support the communication of lessons learned from incidents, and audit findings.

Take accountability for successful delivery of MOWI Project and all IM services for DCWS and G&G and joint accountability for the success of all International Division G&G and DCWS projects and activities.

Research, identify and implement processes to deliver time, cost and quality improvements and support implementation of technical solutions.

Ensure effective communication with project team, stakeholders and senior management team.

Ensure all projects are lead through IM best practice processes including annual budgeting, effective cost reporting, effective and robust quality management, risk management, overall project planning & milestones, leads scenario planning, compile resource profiles, agree project objectives and metrics, maintain robust management of change, ensure an effective evaluate phase(s) is conducted so learnings can be taken forward.

Responsible for maintaining oversight of the scopes of the work undertaken by DCWS and G&G departments, ensuring they are collectively being delivered to the quality and success criteria and that the team are working together in an effective manner.

Establish active and consistent risk (threat and opportunity) management throughout all phases of supported projects and work scopes.

Takes an overview of relationship management for the project, for example, works with the regulator, technical leads, working with DCWS in support of IM processes.

Ensure effective and value-adding reporting is in place, ensuring reporting metrics and dashboards accurately reflect project status and serves to escalate risks appropriately.

Take accountability for resource plans and subsequent budgets for MOWI Project and other IM scopes of work related to subsurface data management.

Support the Information Centre Team Leader with compilation of the annual department budget and have responsibility for own lines therein.

Share in the team accountability for overall department performance.

Implement and promote a culture of process and cost efficiency:

Be open-minded and inquisitive to developments in techniques, commercial models and technologies etc applicable to IM.

Take a leading role in maintaining and building effective external interfaces, including those with regulators, industry bodies, supply chain members and other operators.

Be open to collaborative opportunities externally and internally.

Work closely with the team to create an environment where everyone can perform to their best, enhancing the delivery of IM and creating value for the company.

Desired Qualities / Qualifications


Experience of delivering large projects or scopes.

Experience of managing teams and working collaboratively with external parties

IM or related degree or a number of years of experience in IM, document control, data management.

Commitment to continuous professional development


Project Management Qualification or working towards accreditation with a recognised body. i.e. APM or PMI.

CPD in Document Control and related areas.

Experience of managing budgets.

Knowledge of subsurface data sets.

Knowledge of the offshore working environment and/or site based working.

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    Angela McLeman

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