Join the team: Senior Development/Energy Engineer

Senior Development/Energy Engineer


Are you a Chemical or Mechanical Engineer, possibly mid career and looking for a new challenge? If so RISC is interested in discussing how we might fit your requirements.

RISC, a Perth based international energy consultancy is currently, looking for a senior engineer to help our clients make their business decisions with confidence.

RISC carries out over 100 assignments every year, many of which are in support of transactions in the energy industry. In the last 5 years RISC has advised on over $20 Billion of successful transactions, and many more that did not complete. Our analysis and insight into energy assets enables our clients to make their decisions with confidence.

The role:

We are looking for an accomplished Development Engineer to join our team. The role includes:

  • Gathering and quality checking relevant field development data and information to support asset valuations. This may require attendance in data rooms or client/vendor offices across the globe.
  •   Review/audit and if necessary adjustment of vendor and/or client engineering analysis, models and estimates to ensure they reflect realistic and believable outcomes, and comply with generally accepted good practice.
  • Providing independent opinion on development concepts, budgets and schedules with associated ranges of uncertainty.
  • Critique of field development plans and provision of alternative solutions if/as appropriate
  • Preparation of production and cost forecasts for input to economic models.
  • Preparation of conceptual development plans for evaluation of exploration prospect or discovered fields.
  • Preparing and auditing economic models.
  • Gas and LNG market analysis.

Demonstratable knowledge, experience and skills in a majority of the following areas is a pre-requisite:

  • Drilling and completion techniques and requirements
  • Subsea and onshore gathering systems and configurations
  • Conventional and unconventional resources
  • Concept development and selection for offshore and onshore facilities
  • Flow assurance / flowlines and pipeline sizing
  • Unit processing requirements (e.g. separation / dehydration / compression)
  • Cost and schedule estimation and uncertainty analysis
  • Decision and risk analysis
  • Project Management and stage gate process
  • Operations
  • Environmental, Social and Governance aspects of project and operations

Experience and understanding in some of the following areas is also highly desirable:

  • Emissions estimation, control and reduction
  • Energy transition
  • CCUS
  • Renewable energy including hydrogen
  • Gas and energy markets
  • LNG Projects
  • Running multi-disciplinary teams
  • Contracts and commercial agreements

Required background and experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, with a sound understanding of technical concepts in energy project development and operations.
  • Approximately 15 years’ relevant industry experience with background in concept development and selection for offshore and onshore facilities.
  • You must not require either now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.
  • Your proficiency in English must be native or bi-lingual
  • The ability to think analytically and integrate data from numerous sources, of varying quality.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-diciplinary team.
  • Able to generate high level insights for the purposes of performance improvement.

We are looking for a high calibre engineer with strong insight, analytical skill and can-do attitude. They will have the opportunity to work with teams of highly experienced professionals on a large number and wide range of energy projects.

The offer:

RISC offers a competitive remuneration package including:

  • Base salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements – we will consider both fulltime and part-time applications

The initial engagement is likely to be on a 6 month contract with a view to a more permanent arrangement following this.

If this sounds like you please apply to with your resume and cover letter.

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence. RISC will not accept applications from agencies.

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