Development Manager

Australia, Perth
10 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Mentor IMC
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER required by our client, an International Oil and Gas Operator, to be hired on a permanent basis, located in Perth, Australia.


The Development Manager will lead a range of development studies to identify, screen and mature technically feasible concepts for the second phase of the project that are optimised according to project value drivers. This involves development core skills such as conceptual engineering, planning & costing, as well as application of advanced valuation methodologies, such as option & decision tree analysis, and devising strategies to manage reservoir uncertainty. Selected concepts will be matured to pre-FEED level prior to handover to a FEED team. All studies need to be performed to the highest standards and be robust to internal and joint venture challenge and independent assurance.


Application of LNG project lifecycle roadmaps, project phases and decision gates to organize and communicate Phase 2 development activities.
Framing and scoping of new studies and opportunities with input from key stakeholders
Preparation of budgets and scopes of work including both company activities and 3rd party consultant activities.
Progress reporting to management and joint venture participants.
Conducting regular reviews of activities, schedule and cost performance to ensure study objectives as well as budget requirements are met.
Maintaining a Phase 2 development reference case with project change management procedures to ensure alignment across departments.
Ensuring appropriate approvals are in place prior to commencement of any work.
Effectively managing risk and incorporating appropriate controls in Phase 2 studies and pre-FEED deliverables.
Managing interfaces in a collaborative and integrated fashion with key internal stakeholders including technical authorities, reservoir engineering, drilling, integrated system modelling, project teams, operations and commercial.
Manage 3rd party consultant studies, including alignment on objectives, standards, project drivers and project milestone dates and disseminate the pertinent information to relevant groups in the organization.
Facilitate timely QHSE reviews and/or PEER reviews of consultants work to ensure that the defined project requirements are met.


Tertiary Engineering Degree or equivalent
Extensive experience with oil & gas developments with particular experience in Appraise and Select Phases of these types of developments.
Experience would ideally include prior exposure to subsea, offshore compression and topsides modification projects.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent written skills.
Ability to work with different disciplines and cultures.

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