Oil and Gas

Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Prosidian

Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

Published on 2021-09-06T17:29:28.000000Z

Job Description

ProSidian Seeks a Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Engineering Technicians 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 protectins 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) Engineering Technicians and to support a wide variety of projects for clients from advice to training and technical support. This senior technical role provides expert advice and guidance on all aspects of Oil, Gas, Extractives, and Renewable Energy Management, including designing, participating in and implementing best-in-class management programs. This position can be embedded within the Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Industry Engineering/Geosciences business and as a senior technical specialist and will engage with leaders and experts with management of energy and mineral resources that create sustainable economies, generate new jobs and economic self-sufficiency.

Advisory Support on national oil, gas, and mining policy, laws, contracting and regulation Advisory Support to increase the institutional and technical capacity in the oil, gas, and mining sectors, and tools of the Govt. Assist stakeholders in strategies, training, and knowledge management to improve oil, gas, and mining strategic planning and operational oversight Help stakeholders strengthen economic management, transparency and fiscal policy in the oil, gas, and mining sectors Help stakeholders strengthen environmental management in the oil, gas, and mining sectors Active participation and documentation in a cop (Community of Practice) to promote the sharing of best practices and learning


Leadership, Communication, Govt. financial management, budgeting, financial modeling, reporting, presentations and at least (10) years performing Federal Govt. Management in fields related to Oil, Gas, Extractives with specialty in management and operations, law, geology, policy, valuations, Corporate Finance, M&A, Energy Investments Energy Development, Energy Infrastructure, Commodities Management, and 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) Engineering Technicians 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.


5-15 years of experience in Energy, Extractives, and/or Renewables and 5 years of experience in Mining Industry Engineering/Geosciences with an emphasis on unconventional reservoirs Bachelor degree in Mining Industry Engineering/Geosciences or related discipline. Master’s degree or Ph.D. is desirable, but not required. A Ph.D. may be substituted for 4 years of experience with a Master’s Degree or 6 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s Degree A training history of appropriate specialized courses and seminars is expected. Technical publications are valued but the in-depth practical experience is paramount. Ability to communicate effectively across all functions in the organization and deliver quick turnaround on management requests working with minimal direction and supervision Demonstrated expertise in both quick scoping economic evaluations and in-depth field development modeling. Effective management of multiple scenarios and key driver sensitivities. Experience with economic analysis of Energy, Extractives, and/or Renewables deposits, decline curve analysis, Ultimate Estimate of recovery discounted cash flow, the rate of return, present value and other Mining Industry Engineering/Geosciences activities concerning the drilling, completion, log interpretation and reservoir evaluations. Proven understanding of petroleum reservoir systems including geology and fluid production sufficient to prepare an assessment of risks to economic development and knowledge of both conventional and unconventional completion, drilling, and production operations. Software proficiency in decline curve analysis, rate transient analysis, or full field production modeling with solid data management and visualization skills to clean, analyze, interpret, and display key drivers to successful investment in currently active and prospective basins.


A strong working knowledge of unconventional development, sub-surface characterization and field development planning with exceptional leadership skills to influence and drive opportunity integration. Ability to integrate business and technical judgment to network between disciplines and create multiple field development scenarios with a high competency in evaluating and making optimum economic decisions High competency in managing the Mining Industry engineering/geosciences and operations of oil & gas operations with knowledge of financial analysis and quantifying risk. Proactive (self-starter, strong decision skills relying on experience balanced with data and interpretations) and good presentation skills (appropriate level of detail for decision-making) Results oriented scenario planning experience (driven for value-added results in self and in others) with good project management (an ability to assess existing and required resources to prioritize and bring to completion multiple concurrent projects), and risk-taking (take appropriate risks in order to advance while also learning from those failures) Understanding of variables that impact deliverability and overall recovery (primary/secondary) and working knowledge of operations (an understanding of energy, extractives, and/or renewables surface facilities and workover equipment, maintenance practices, data workflows and regulatory requirements).

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.


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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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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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 foremployment 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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