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Oil & Gas Project Analyst

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

Position type:
Full Time, Permanent
Department:
North America
Reports to:
Director of Oil & Gas Practice
Date posted:
January 2, 2019
Closing date:
Open until filled

ABOUT THE JOB

Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) is a leading capital projects Think Tank for the oil and gas industry. We improve the competitiveness of our customers through enabling more effective use of capital in their businesses. It is our mission and unique competence to conduct research into the functioning of capital projects and project systems and to apply the results of that research to help our customers create and use their capital assets more efficiently. IPA is a global company with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil and Singapore.

We are looking for a Project Analyst to join our team in North America. As a Project Analyst you will be responsible for interfacing directly with IPA clients to evaluate their projects using IPA’s suite of metrics for project practices and performance, and to identify risks using analysis and applied research.

Major responsibilities include working with clients to identify Best Practices to improve their business competitiveness by collecting and analyzing project data, interviewing project personnel and relevant stakeholders, writing reports, and developing and delivering presentations.

REQUIRED APPLICANT DOCUMENTS

  • Cover Letter (only applications with a cover letter will be considered)
  • Resume
  • Salary Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a relevant position (e.g., analyst, consultant, project manager, engineer)
  • A Master’s degree in petroleum engineering, geology, economics, operations research, or allied fields

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a relevant position (e.g., analyst, consultant, project manager, engineer)
  • Proven track record in analyzing risks, practices, and performance of capital projects in the upstream oil and gas industry
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a relevant position (e.g., analyst, consultant, project manager, engineer) Proven track record in analyzing risks, practices, and performance of capital projects in the upstream oil and gas industry PhD is desired Background in carbon research/legislation/economics as it relates to the oil and gas industry Exposure working within a consultancy environment
  • Background in carbon research/legislation/economics as it relates to the oil and gas industry
  • Exposure working within a consultancy environment

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise/consult clients in the oil and gas industries on Best Practices to improve their business competitiveness
  • Assess client projects, organizations, teams, work processes, etc. and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Interview project personnel and relevant stakeholders to collect data
  • Conduct quantitative analysis
  • Write reports
  • Develop and deliver presentations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong quantitative analytical skills
  • Understanding of statistics
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Interest in capital (engineering and construction) projects and project systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills, to be able to build and maintain relationships with senior leaders in client organizations
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Positive attitude, intellectual curiosity and a willingness to work in a team
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Flexibility in taking on a variety of assignments
  • Desire to see clients improve their business results

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • This position involves up to 25% travel to client locations within North America

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