Non-Engineering Positions Abound in Vibrant Oil & Gas Industry
Article Summary: The surge in shale output in the US is bolstering the employment potential within the Oil & Gas sector. As per reports by the International Association of Geophysical Contractors, the industry is projected to create more than 1.3 million jobs by 2020.
The surge in shale output in the US is bolstering the employment potential within the Oil & Gas sector. As per reports by the International Association of Geophysical Contractors, the industry is projected to create more than 1.3 million jobs by 2020.
The increased production in concurrence with technological developments means firms within the sector are constantly on the lookout for new talent.
However, the demand for human resources is not restricted to the technical sphere, but also for non-engineering positions.
The non-engineering jobs in demand are:
Project Controls Managers
They play a pivotal role in leading cross-functional personnel in planning and managing the project implementation by utilizing the available resources on time, and under budget.
The onus is on them to develop systems and procedures for project control. Proficiency in software (primavera P3) would enable them to develop a project master schedule as per the proposal requirements.
Engineering Design & Drafting Technologists
Engineering Design & Drafting Technologists create engineering designs and drawings (3 dimensional designs) based on preliminary concepts and specifications. They also formulate technical reports, construction specifications, cost & materials estimates and contract documents.
Procurement Specialists are responsible for developing procurement strategies along with identifying ways to innovate procurement functions and mitigate related risks.
They focus on securing supply at low costs, thereby contributing to the firm’s growth.
Proficiency in spend analysis, e-sourcing solutions, category performance, sourcing networks, and collaborative optimization tools would assist them in realizing value across the procurement process.
Project Administrators provide administrative support to project personnel during project implementation, and mobilize the required resources. They compile and present reports, while maintaining information confidentiality.
Information is the lifeline of any business and it can be the vital factor determining if a firm stays in business or shuts down. Data Managers leverage various information systems to churn out huge quantities of data to facilitate informed decision-making.