Geoscience Data Management Lead

Posted 24 August 2022
Salary neg
Contact NameAlan Patterson

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Geoscience Data Management Lead, based in Aberdeen.

* Define, prioritise and supervise geoscience data management daily activities, including Data Room requests. Seek to anticipate activity peaks and improve the efficiency of the service provided.
* Responsible for ensuring the integrity and maintenance of all geoscience data assets, including physical items stored with 3rd parties, including project environments.
* Provide stakeholders with visibility of service performance to assure value.
* Resource or coordinate complex data management operational activities and studies to ensure efficient delivery of service.
* Responsible for ensuring CMS documentation is maintained in line with annual TEPUK program, verify consistency with HQ CR/GS documentation. Apply and respect company policies, procedures, standards, and rules (naming conventions, organization, workflows and confidentiality) to ensure the quality of data flow and adherence to deadlines.
* Identify, propose, and implement enhancements to data management workflows and procedures.
* Define and update the geoscience data strategy & roadmap in consultation with local and company stakeholders.
* Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the geoscience section of the Data Management Plan (DMP) together with the OneTech Data Office
* Steer investment and budget for geoscience software and support services with the IS business analyst to ensure efficiencies are achieved without negative business impact.
* Lead GDM projects and geoscience software or database developments with IS, the Assets and OneTech, whilst seeking to minimise Asset impact.
* Define and update the service offering provided, identify optimisation to add value: reduce time and costs or improve delivery quality.
* Explore and suggest opportunities to embed sustainability practices for Geoscience data management.
* Define and implement communication plans with the Asset GSR Managers, Field Leaders and the Corporate GSR Manager to ensure stakeholders are clear on Service Offerings and Value delivery.
* Coach, manage and mentor colleagues to ensure team and individual performance objectives are met.
* Foster the development of a digital orientated culture, highlight competencies needs in order to meet TEPUK and Company Digital/Business transformation objectives.
* Work in partnership with OneTech to ensure Service and Project alignment:
o For SISMAGE support, liaise with SISMAGE-CIG team to ensure a good quality of service for the assets' GSR teams.
o For EXPLO data management, work with the DataTech team and the UK Explo team to ensure service quality and homogenise the data processes.
* Lead the provision of data management application expertise to the geoscience community encouraging best practice use of technologies and data.
* Collaborate with other TEPUK digital and data groups to ensure alignment of processes, standards, best practice and ensure knowledge is passed between all teams.
* Ensure awareness and promotion of industry trends to provide insight and opportunities for enhancing internal services.

Experience & Qualifications:
* At least a BSc degree in Geosciences (Reservoir, geologist), data management or Computer Science disciplines with significant professional experience in an Exploration & Production environment
* Significant knowledge of geoscience data (3G&R) and Information Systems (Windows, Linux, SISMAGE, PETREL, ARCGIS, DBMS, ETL, Python, PBI)
* Proven experience of delivering data management support to geoscience user communities, including the loading, QC, and maintenance of data according to agreed processes.
* Significant experience of project management methodologies and able to manage and monitor project scope delivery
* Proven experience of working within a Power BI based reporting environment including office 365 tools (LIFT).
* Proven knowledge of data quality methods within a broader understanding of data governance principals
* Broad knowledge of data modelling techniques and cloud platforms, features, and capabilities (Microsoft Azure components)
* Organised, methodical and able to multi-task whilst working under tight deadlines
* Behavioural skills: self-motivated, delivery focused with the ability to lead a team to deliver high quality services.
* Flexible or adaptable to change.
* Excellent interpersonal skills required with the ability to build good stakeholder relationships.

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: TR/057782.

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