Oil and Gas
Cape Town, WC, South Africa
5d ago

Job Description

ProSidian Seeks a Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Policy Technical Expert / Consultant 541690 Contract Contingent 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) Policy Technical Expert / Consultant and Provide industry technical expertise, experience, training, and support with Energy, Extractives, and Renewable Energy concerns such as financing and development of projects involving the Oil and Gas (Petroleum) exploration, extraction, processing, transportation, and sale.

    We strive to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ business Oil and Gas (Petroleum) goals and operations to develop tailored, efficient and cost-effective compliance strategies and legal solutions.

    Candidates will advise and assist businesses and individuals involved in the Oil and Gas (Petroleum) industry on an array of legal and business issues that range from day-to-day personnel and operating concerns to complex regulation and litigation matters as well as policies and procedures pertaining to hazardous materials, land preservation, air and water quality, the protection of endangered species, Oil and Gas (Petroleum) safety and health concerns require Oil and Gas (Petroleum) industry leaders to stay vigilant with regard to compliance and violation management.

  • In addition, the Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Legislation Attorney / Consultant works to provide oil and gas industry clients counsel on matters regarding ownership, operation, and finance of production assets, including acquisition, joint venture and joint production arrangements;
  • international production sharing agreements; tax sensitive partnership agreements; operating agreements (domestic and international);
  • leases; farm-out and farm-in agreements; production sharing financing; and drilling contracts (IADC and tailored).

  • Help beneficiary stakeholders and clients analyze oil and gas (petroleum) policy related to leases and related agreements such as pipeline rights-of-way to ensure leases and associated agreements are properly executed by the correct parties and recorded as necessary.
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) policy advice, assistance, training, and support on a full range of oil and gas legal matters in domestic and international, conventional and unconventional oil and gas developments, including : acquisitions and divestitures financings and offerings public policy joint operations exploration and production intellectual property and litigation environmental health and safety field services and construction
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) policy advice, assistance, training, and support on aspects of the oil and gas industry, bringing to bear focused experience that allows us to successfully meet cross-disciplinary legal issues in the oil and gas industry
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) policy guidance on real estate, land use approvals and siting issues that affect developing and expanding oil and gas projects.
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for asset development efforts including acreage swaps, joint ventures, joint operations, acreage acquisition, and leasing
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for management on regulatory issues for joint ownership, construction, operations, transportation, commercial, and compliance matters
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for managing negotiations with royalty owners, joint venture parties, and contractors / suppliers on legal matters and providing guidance on exploration, drilling, and development activities
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for in matters involving environmental and safety regulations
  • Provide oil and gas (petroleum) industry policy technical expertise, experience, training, and support for with negotiating and drafting joint operating agreements, drilling contracts, master services agreements, oil and gas leases, land agreements, surface access agreements, exploration agreements, farm-outs, purchase and sales agreements, confidentiality agreements, and E&P related agreements.
  • Qualifications

    Leadership, Communication, Government financial management, budgeting, financial modeling, reporting, presentations and at least (10) years performing Federal Government 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) Policy Technical Expert / Consultant 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.

  • Validation of "Recognized Law Degree" or a J.D. from a top-tier law school and experience working for a top-tier law firm recognized in the country of focus
  • legal, regulatory, and policy experience with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience should include drafting and negotiating purchase and sale, joint development, participation, famous / farming, operating, transportation and gathering agreements, oil & gas leases, and related documentation.
  • Experience with Production Sharing Agreements, Royalty Interest Owner’s oil and gas leases
  • Knowledge of the upstream and midstream energy industries is required, and downstream and power experience is a plus.
  • Licensed and in good standing in at least one state or country of focus
  • Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Attorneys with experience in Infrastructure Development and Project Finance, Debt-Equity and Finance, Regulatory, Upstream Exploration, Production and Development, Midstream, LNG, Downstream, refining, Master Limited Partnerships oil and gas transactions, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Environmental, Real Estate and marketing experience desired
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record, exceptional analytical and writing skills, a positive, team-oriented attitude and the ability to take a leading role in transactions.
  • 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

  • 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

    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.
  • 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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