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Concept Development Consultant

Oil & Gas
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Concept Development Consultant

Woking/Hybrid Working



Our Client has a requirement for a Concept Development Consultant, who will be required to work on a permanent basis. This role will be based in Woking and will be hybrid working.


Job Purpose:

The Concept Development Consultant is typically accountable to the Manager of Project Engineering. The candidate will take responsibility in managing upstream onshore and offshore Studies for Field Development Planning, Screening, Studies, Conceptual definition. A hands-on approach will be required to technically manage the work and lead the development of the study, interfacing closely with our clients.


Key Accountabilities of the Job:

  • Supporting Consultancy Business Development, including networking and technical presentations to clients during the tender phase and preparing Consultancy Proposals (including technical execution methods, man-hour estimates and schedule development).
  • Provide technical and commercial support, if required, to other Concept Development Consultants.
  • Management of studies as described above to the highest standards and within agreed budgets.  Identifying resource requirements, management of day to day work and regularly reporting progress to both client and Senior Management.
  • Capable of managing/ directing engineers of all disciplines and specialist consultants.
  • Working closely with our clients, many of whom spend considerable time within our offices, to produce bespoke and optimal solutions.
  • Understanding and experience of capital cost estimates, both on a regional and plant level. Taking responsibility to review and endorse the estimate to the Project Sponsor.
  • Understanding of construction requirements and the limitations that these could impose on option selection.
  • Chairing progress meetings both internally and externally.
  • Preparation of reports and presentation of results to clients.
  • Taking full technical and commercial ownership of the work.
  • Due to the varied scope, complexity and nature of Consultancy work, Concept Development Consultants must be flexible and be able to successfully manage multiple studies of different durations, and at times multiple teams.  Including, Facilities, subsurface and wells.


Essential Skills / Experience / Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, ideally with Chartered Engineer status.
  • Besides UK experience, international concept development experience in will be preferred.
  • The candidate must have experience of managing engineers and specialists from all disciplines and experience in successfully managing studies of different durations and, at times, multiple teams, focusing and harnessing their efforts to ensure an integrated and consistent Study is completed within agreed budget and schedule.


At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Concept Development Consultant’s looking for new employment.

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