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Survey and Spatial Data Manager – Based in London or Aberdeen
Full-time (flexible working patterns considered)  
Salary: Competitive & Excellent Benefits

Common Data Access Limited (CDA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oil & Gas UK. The company was established by industry in 1995 with the aim of sharing the costs and importantly also the benefits associated with managing subsurface Exploration and Production data through collaborative working.  From 2019, CDA’s primary business will be to deliver and operate the UK’s first National Data Repository for offshore well and seismic survey information, under contract to the Oil & Gas Authority, the regulator of the UK’s oil and gas industry.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Survey and Spatial Data Manager to contribute their expertise with respect to the management of data and documents associated with seismic and other geophysical surveys, and the geospatial aspects of oilfield infrastructure and pipelines as part of a specialist data management group focussed on NDR delivery and operations.

The Survey and Spatial Data Manager will also work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Oil & Gas UK, CDA’s parent company, engaging on industry issues across the full E&P life cycle, and in particular supporting the collation, visualisation, and effective use of geospatial information for the benefit of the industry, and other users of the sea.

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting colleagues in meeting the Company’s obligations in respect of delivery and operation of the NDR, in particular liaising with the OGA, NDR users, and CDA’s service provider regarding the selection, transcription, loading, quality control, download, and delivery on media of survey and spatial data, and issues arising
  • Supporting NDR users, colleagues, and CDA’s service provider regarding compliance with regulatory requirements for the retention, reporting, and disclosure to the public of survey and geospatial information
  • Engaging with NDR users and the broader industry by leading, facilitating, and participating in meetings, workshops and conferences on topics relevant to survey and geospatial data and information management
  • Acting as the subject matter expert within the Company for geospatial matters, and associated technology and business opportunities

The ideal candidate will have an advanced understanding of:

  • Geophysical information types and current and legacy data formats and standards pertaining to the full range of geophysical surveys, including knowledge of how surveys are acquired, processed, stored, and used
  • Geodetics, and their application to survey navigation data, including typical industry positioning formats in use
  • Knowledge of regulations and consenting processes applicable to the acquisition of marine geophysical surveys
  • Oilfield geospatial information types, in particular relating to well, survey, pipeline and infrastructure features
  • UK legislation, regulations, and guidance applicable to geophysical information types
  • Delivery of operational data management services

A recognised qualification in Petroleum Data Management would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be a graduate in Earth Sciences, Information Technology, GIS or Information Management, and / or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in an oil company or a service company or a regulator in acquiring, processing, using or managing geophysical survey and GIS information and related applications.

This is an exciting role at the heart of one of the country’s most important industrial sectors. Candidates must be able to think clearly, critically and decisively. In return for hard work and commitment, the organisation offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you fit the above criteria, please send your CV, together with a covering letter to Frances Russell, HR Manager at [email protected]. A full job description can be found here

Due to high volume of applications we will be unable to respond to each applicant. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.                

Closing date:  18th January 2019


Finance & Commercial Administrator
Full Time – Based in London
Salary: Competitive & Excellent Benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commercial and Finance Administrator to administer the customer (user) transactions between CDA and the National Data Repository (NDR) users, and the associated supplier transactions between CDA and CDA’s Service Provider, Schlumberger, in close cooperation with the Oil & Gas UK Finance Team.

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Review, validate and process transactions created in the NDR Ordering System for loading and downloading on media
• Obtain purchase orders and raise invoices for NDR transactions with reference to the charges agreed with the OGA from time to time. Raise invoices against the OGA for NDR services provided by the Company in accordance with the NDR Agreement
• Work with CDA colleagues to draft OGA Change Orders and the corresponding Variation Orders with the Company’s service providers
• Track and manage NDR accounts receivable
• Scrutinise all invoices submitted by suppliers for payment and work with Oil & Gas UK to administer and manage NDR payables
• Coordinate bank deposits and track bank account balances
• Complete quarterly VAT returns and other tax or statutory reporting as requested in an efficient and timely manner.
• Provide commercial, financial and administrative support for the Company’s other objectives and activities as set out from time to time in the annual business plan, and as otherwise reasonably directed

The ideal candidate will have an advanced understanding of:

• Contract management and commercial transactions
• Good working knowledge of popular accounting packages, preferably Sun Systems V6 with Query & Analysis, and Proactis P2P
• Accounts payable and receivable, and general ledger experience
• Intermediate knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operations
• Strong understanding of business and income tax worksheets and computations
• Demonstrable financial competence and problem-solving ability
• High standard of IT/office systems skills and knowledge, particularly Microsoft Office applications. Excel at Intermediate level.

The successful candidate will also have a recognised qualification in bookkeeping and commerce

This is an exciting role at the heart of one of the country’s most important industrial sectors. Candidates must be able to think clearly, critically and decisively. In return for hard work and commitment, the organisation offers a competitive salary and benefits.

If you fit the above criteria, please send your CV, together with a covering letter to the Frances Russell, HR Manager at [email protected] A full job description can be found at here

Due to high volume of applications we will be unable to respond to each applicant. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Closing date: 23rd January 2019

22 Sep 2015