Development Lead

Last update 2024-04-16
Expires 2024-05-16
ID #2101203460
Development Lead
Australia, Queensland, Brisbane,
Modified April 4, 2024


Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia.

We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets.

Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure.

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios.

Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus.

The Company's operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy.

Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.

About the Role A fantastic opportunity to join the Santos team as a Development Lead.

This is a hands-on, end-to-end role where in-depth knowledge of process for Development projects would be highly sought after.

Familiarity with Santos QLD and NSW Assets would be preferred but not essential.

Based out of our Brisbane office, this position reports to the Development Manager and will be responsible for delivering strategic progression of projects through the Santos Management System and assurance and securing capital funding to deliver the asset programs.

As the Development lead you will work collaboratively across various levels of the business with the ability to both develop and maintain strong relationships while influencing key stakeholders in order to achieve outcomes and ensure delivery outcomes align with business objectives.

The role is Brisbane based but is likely to require some travel to site on an ad hoc or quarterly basis.

Key accountabilities include: Working with Reservoir and Field Development Teams to frame upcoming and future projects and oversee Assess and Concept Select gates with inputs from Pre Development Leads and Engineering support from the Execution teams.

Co-ordinate inputs and key deliverables to deliver the Project Frame, Project Plan, and Project Execution Plan, delivering the evolution of detail to support the SMS workflows through Definition and Sanction gates.

Key Area of responsibility contact for the Predevelopment Leads, Execution team Leads, Engineering Leads and key stakeholders for projects in their delegated Area of responsibility, including leading and attending relevant meetings Drive value in the program through ensuring accurate project budgets are established, with complete scope and opportunities identified and implemented.

Oversees budget in line with company requirements and support execution teams to deliver on sanctioned scope, budget and schedules.

Act as key point of contact for any items impacting ability of execution teams to deliver to sanction promises Be the key contact for continuity in gate review sessions, taking accountability for presentation material, co-ordination of close out actions and liaising with assurance team to get the best outcomes for the business.

Draft Key funding and approval documents (CEO papers and briefings, Board papers, project Closeout reports) and lead reviews with key management review and input.

Oversee key decision sheets to help ensure the projects in the program are robust and key governance mechanisms are auditable and traceable.

Lead risk reviews, managing the risk register for the project.

Key development interface for Operations and Operations support in relation to development interface for Area of responsibility with projects – eg.

camps, roads, upcoming maintenance activities etc Manage delivery of projects against project cost and schedule commitments from Concept to Close out in accordance with SMS and business objectives as delegated by the Development Manager Resolution and management of complex cases and technical issues between execution teams and the respective business functions Work with key Exploration and Appraisal interfaces to achieve line of sight across their Area of responsibility and any shared resources.

Contribute to Asset and Hopper Meetings – talking to full development lifecycle for Area of responsibility.

Support with Opcom/JV/Excom reporting and questions.

Support the DM in engagement with key stakeholders Provide monthly progress reporting on projects and track delivery to key gates.

Lead and influence decision making to get the best result for the business, with a low cost, production-based mindset Coach and develop the team to optimise performance and commitment.

Lead team change initiatives to optimize business performance and/or ensure a smooth transition.

Manage and empower employees to implement the business strategy and ensure role accountabilities are clearly communicated and understood.

Summarise and escalate issues to the DM and VP as required.

About You Essential experience required for this position includes: Minimum 5 years project engineering/management experience in oil and gas Ability to work collaboratively across various levels of the business Ability to influence to achieve outcomes and ensure delivery from multiple stakeholders Detailed knowledge of the end-to-end business process for Development type projects Desired experience for this position includes: Familiarity with Santos' QLD and NSW Assets and CSG industry broad Familiarity with Santos' QLD and NSW Assets and CSG industry broad Technical competencies for this position are: Delivers scope development and management, develops, and manages project budgets, schedules, and timelines Conveys information to all key stakeholders in both written and verbal formats Ability to develop scenarios and make recommendations based on facts, circumstances, and STO needs Developing leadership and team management skills Understands and integrates appropriate project management tools and processes Essential qualifications required for this position are:•Tertiary engineering qualification or equivalent relevant experience Supporting a Diverse Workforce Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people.

We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves.

We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.

We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 14th April 2024 A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply.

Potential Scams There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address.

We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.

You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Development lead

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