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Concept Development Consultant / Study Manager

  • Job reference: 924658
  • Location: Woking, Surrey
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 02/04/2019

Main Purpose:

To take responsibility in managing upstream onshore and offshore Studies for Field Development Planning, Screening, Studies, Conceptual definition, FEED, Plant optimisation/ revamp and troubleshooting. A hands-on approach will be required to technically manage the work and lead the development of the study, interfacing closely with clients. A proactive aptitude is essential, developing assumptions and solutions to efficiently make progress and add value to the project is fundamentally important to our working culture in Consultancy. Our Concept Development Consultant must be able to manage engineers and specialists from all disciplines, focusing and harnessing their efforts to ensure an integrated and consistent Study is completed within agreed budget and schedule. The work will be carried out in accordance with our HSE, Quality and Business Management systems.

Key Duties:

  • Supporting Consultancy Business Development, including networking and technical presentations to clients during the tender phase and preparing Consultancy Proposals (including technical execution methods, man-hour estimates and schedule development).
  • Management of studies as described above to the highest standards and within agreed budgets. Identifying resource requirements, management of day to day work and regularly reporting progress to both client and Senior Management.
  • Capable of managing/ directing engineers of all disciplines and specialist consultants.
  • Working closely with our clients, many of who spend considerable time within our offices, to produce bespoke and optimal solutions.
  • Understanding and experience of capital cost estimates, both on a regional and plant level. Taking responsibility to review and endorse the estimate to the Project Sponsor.
  • Understanding of construction requirements and the limitations that these could impose on option selection.
  • Chairing progress meetings both internally and externally.
  • Preparation of reports and presentation of results to clients.
  • Taking fully technical ownership of the work.

Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline. Chartered Engineer status preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of downstream/ refinery onshore facilities engineering design and operations.
  • Appreciations of onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas facilities engineering.
  • Field development planning and Conceptual design competency


  • Extensive experience in Project/ Study/ FEED/ Engineering management within the oil & gas business.
  • Besides UK experience, international concept development experience in Africa/Middle East/Far East/Americas will be preferred.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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