Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Technical Expert / Consultant

  • V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, WC
  • Full-time

Company Description

ProSidian is a Management and Operations Consulting Firm focusing on providing value to clients through tailored solutions based on industry-leading practices.  We help forward-thinking clients solve problems and improve operations.  With a reputation for its strong CONUS/OCONUS practice spanning six solution areas, ProSidian services focus on the broad spectrum of Risk Management, Compliance, Business Process, IT Effectiveness, Energy & Sustainability, and Human Capital.

Launched by former Big 4 Management Consultants; our multidisciplinary teams bring together the talents of nearly 190 professionals globally to complete a wide variety of engagements for Private Companies, Fortune 1,000 Enterprises, and Government Agencies of all sizes.  Our Services are deployed across the enterprise, target drivers of economic profit (growth, margin, and efficiency), and are aligned at the intersections of assets, processes, policies, and people delivering value.

ProSidian clients represent a broad spectrum of industries to include but are not limited to Energy, Manufacturing, Chemical, Retail, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Banking & Financial Services, Transportation, Federal and State Government Agencies.  Learn More About ProSidian Consulting at www.ProSidian.com.

Job Description

ProSidian Seeks a Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Technical Expert / Consultant [541690 Contract Contingent] located in Cape Town South Africa to support an engagement for U.S. Govt. International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) providing assistance on technical, regulatory, environmental, and financial management for national development on a range of energy and non-energy resources.  Key Areas of Focus: 1) policy, legal, and regulatory reform; 2) technical, operational, and economic analysis; 3) financial mechanisms and market creation; 4) economic mgmt. , transparency and fiscal policy; 5) environmental impacts and social and community issues related to resource development.  ProSidian provides technical assistance and training related to four Capacity Challenges:  1) TECHNICAL understanding of resources and new extractive technologies / techniques 2) FINANCIAL mgmt.  of revenues from the sector 3) LEGAL best practices for international laws and regulations 4) ENVIRONMENTAL protections for people and environment from sector impacts.  Typical country stakeholders include:  Govt.  officials (national, municipal, regional and village levels); Legislators; national, state, and local regulators; communities (inc. vulnerable groups). 

Candidates shall work to support requirements as a Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Technical Expert / Consultant and provide industry technical expertise, experience, training, and support with Energy, Extractives, and Renewable Energy concerns such as financing and development of projects involving the Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Industry exploration, extraction, processing, transportation, and sale. We strive to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ business Oil and Gas Industry goals and operations to develop tailored, efficient and cost-effective compliance strategies and legal solutions. 

Candidates will advise and assist businesses and individuals involved in the Oil and Gas Industry on an array of legal and business issues that range from day-to-day personnel and operating concerns to complex regulation and litigation matters as well as policies and procedures pertaining to hazardous materials, land preservation, air and water quality, the protection of endangered species, Oil and Gas Industry safety and health concerns require Oil and Gas Industry leaders to stay vigilant with regard to compliance and violation management. 

In addition, the Oil and Gas Industry Legislation Attorney / Consultant works to provide Oil and Gas Industry clients counsel on matters regarding ownership, operation, and finance of production assets, including acquisition, joint venture and joint production arrangements; international production sharing agreements; tax sensitive partnership agreements; operating agreements (domestic and international); leases; farm-out and farm-in agreements; production sharing financing; and drilling contracts.

  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy advice, assistance, training, and support on a full range of Oil and Gas Industry legal matters in domestic and international, conventional and unconventional Oil and Gas Industry developments, including: acquisitions and divestitures | financings and offerings | public policy | joint operations | exploration and production | intellectual property and litigation | environmental health and safety | field services and construction
  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy advice, assistance, training, and support on aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry, bringing to bear focused experience that allows us to successfully meet cross-disciplinary legal issues in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy guidance on real estate, land use approvals and siting issues that affect developing and expanding Oil and Gas Industry projects.
  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for asset development efforts including acreage swaps, joint ventures, joint operations, acreage acquisition, and leasing
  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for management on regulatory issues for joint ownership, construction, operations, transportation, commercial, and compliance matters
  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for managing negotiations with royalty owners, joint venture parties, and contractors/suppliers on legal matters and providing guidance on exploration, drilling, and development activities
  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for in matters involving environmental and safety regulations
  • Provide Oil and Gas Industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for with negotiating and drafting joint operating agreements, drilling contracts, master services agreements, Oil and Gas Industry leases, land agreements, surface access agreements, exploration agreements, farm-outs, purchase and sales agreements, confidentiality agreements, and E&P related agreements.
  • support critical decisions across a broad range of strategic and operational functions, from business unit strategy and supply chain management to organization and IT for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Help beneficiary stakeholders involved in several subsectors of the Oil and Gas Industry , including: Conventional and unconventional Oil and Gas Industry exploration and production, Midstream, Refining and marketing, Oil field service, Equipment manufacturing, environmental, Regulatory, technical training, and policy concerns
  • Develop and manage relationships among external partners, government officials, Oil and Gas Industry companies, technology providers and scientists, with the goal ensuring that project results are scientifically and technically rigorous, solution-oriented, actionable and timely.
  • Responsibilities to support teams of Oil and Gas Industry experts with combined global experience, proprietary approaches and insights to help clients respond to changes in the market and unlock significant value.

Qualifications

Leadership, Communication, Government  financial management, budgeting, financial modeling, reporting, presentations and at least (10) years Management in fields related to Oil, Gas, Extractives with specialty in management and operations, law, geology, policy, valuations, Corporate Finance, M&A, Energy Investments, environmental policy compliance, Energy Development, Energy Infrastructure, Commodities Management, or Natural Resource markets.

The focus of this work shall be in priority regions countries across The Western Hemisphere [Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, and Suriname] | Europe And Eurasia [Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Albania, and Ukraine]  |  In Sub-Saharan Africa [Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa]  |  In The Middle East And North Africa [Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia] | and In Asia And The Pacific [India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Burma, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka]

The Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Technical Expert / Consultant shall have Minimum of Ten (10) years of consecutive employment in a position with comparable responsibilities within the past five (5) years, Must be able to use a computer to communicate via email; and Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Power point) and related tools and technology required for the position.

  • Validation of "Recognized Degree" from a top-tier school and experience working for a firm recognized in the country of focus
  • Ideal candidates will have a proven track record strategizing and implementing policy advocacy campaigns, demonstrated knowledge of Oil and Gas Industry /energy issues, strong communication and relationship management skills, and high degree of comfort with scientific and technical content.
  • Experience in Petroleum Engineering; Oil and Gas Industry Operations on Land and Offshore; Site Management; Industry Practices; Safety; Oil and Gas Industry Regulations and Compliance; Equipment Selection and Operation; Incident Investigation; Expert Witness; Drilling, Completion, Production, Fracture/Stimulation and Well Workovers; Well Control including Kicks and Blowouts
  • Minimum five years’ experience in the corporate, public, consulting, academic or non-profit sectors, including demonstrated ability to understand Oil and Gas Industry operations and emissions management, managing complex projects and working with external partners to achieve program goals.
  • Previous regulatory and policy experience working on Oil and Gas Industry issues is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to translate highly technical/scientific information for non-experts.
  • Ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, all employees are required to fulfill all requirements of the roles for which they are employed; establish, manage, pursue, and fulfill annual goals and objectives with at least three (3) Goals for each of the firms Eight Prosidian Global Competencies [1 - Personal Effectiveness | 2 - Continuous Learning | 3 - Leadership | 4 - Client Service | 5 - Business Management | 6 - Business Development | 7 - Technical Expertise | 8 - Innovation & Knowledge Sharing (Thought Leadership)]; and to support all business development and other efforts on behalf of ProSidian Consulting.  

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Teamwork – ability to foster teamwork collaboratively as a participant, and effectively as a team leader
  • Leadership – ability to guide and lead colleagues on projects and initiatives
  • Business Acumen – understanding and insight into how organizations perform, including business processes, data, systems, and people
  • Communication – ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders of all levels orally and in writing
  • Motivation – persistent in pursuit of quality and optimal client and company solutions
  • Agility – ability to quickly understand and transition between different projects, concepts, initiatives, or work streams
  • Judgment – exercises prudence and insight in decision-making process while mindful of other stakeholders and long-term ramifications
  • Organization – ability to manage projects and activity, and prioritize tasks

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OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Business Tools –  understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Business Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Commitment - to work with smart, interesting people with diverse backgrounds to solve the biggest challenges across private, public and social sectors
  • Curiosity – the ideal candidate exhibits an inquisitive nature and the ability to question the status quo among a community of people they enjoy and teams that work well together
  • Humility – exhibits grace in success and failure while doing meaningful work where skills have impact and make a difference
  • Willingness - to constantly learn, share, and grow and to view the world as their classroom

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BENEFITS AND HIGHLIGHTS

ProSidian Employee Benefits and Highlights: Your good health and well-being are important to ProSidian Consulting. At ProSidian, we invest in our employees to help them stay healthy and achieve work-life balance. That’s why we are also pleased to offer the Employee Benefits Program, designed to promote your health and personal welfare. Our growing list of benefits currently include the following for Full Time Employees:

  • Competitive Compensation: Pay range begins in the competitive ranges with Group Health Benefits, Pre-tax Employee Benefits, and Performance Incentives. For medical and dental benefits, the Company contributes a fixed dollar amount each month towards the plan you elect. Contributions are deducted on a Pre-tax basis.
  • Group Medical Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian partners with BC/BS, to offer a range of medical plans, including high-deductible health plans or PPOs. ||| Group Dental Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian dental carriers - Delta, Aetna, Guardian, and MetLife.
  • Group Vision Health Insurance Benefits:ProSidian offers high/low vision plans through 2 carriers: Aetna and VSP.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan: 401(k) Retirement Savings Plans help you save for your retirement for eligible employees. A range of investment options are available with a personal financial planner to assist you. The Plan is a pre-tax Safe Harbor 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.
  • Vacation and Paid Time-Off (PTO) Benefits: Eligible employees use PTO for vacation, a doctor’s appointment, or any number of events in your life. Currently these benefits include Vacation/Sick days – 2 weeks/3 days | Holidays - 10 ProSidian and Government Days are given.
  • Pre-Tax Payment Programs: Pre-Tax Payment Programs currently exist in the form of a Premium Only Plan (POP). These Plans offer a full Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan and a tax benefit for eligible employees.
  • Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plans: We want you to achieve financial success. We offer a Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plan through The Corporate Perks Benefit Program. This provides special discounts for eligible employees on products and services you buy on a daily basis.
  • Security Clearance: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are Security Clearance requirements for Engagement Teams handling sensitive Engagements in the Federal Marketplace. A Security Clearance is a valued asset in your professional portfolio and adds to your credentials.
  • ProSidian Employee & Contractor Referral Bonus Program: ProSidian Consulting will pay up to 5k for all referrals employed for 90 days for candidates submitted through our Referral Program.
  • Performance Incentives: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are performance incentives associated with each new client that each employee works to pursue and support.
  • Flexible Spending Account: FSAs  help you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent day care expenses on a pre-tax basis. You determine your projected expenses for the Plan Year and then elect to set aside a portion of each paycheck into your FSA.
  • Supplemental Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: If you want extra protection for yourself and your eligible dependents, you have the option to elect supplemental life insurance. D&D covers death or dismemberment from an accident only.
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance: Disability insurance plans are designed to provide income protection while you recover from a disability.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - See Below Instructions On The Best Way To Apply

ProSidian Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ProSidian Consulting has made a pledge to the Hiring Our Heroes Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the “I Hire Military” Initiative of The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) for the State of North Carolina. All applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of Veteran Status.

Furthermore, we believe in "HONOR ABOVE ALL"  - be successful while doing things the right way. The pride comes out of the challenge; the reward is excellence in the work.

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