The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Project Manager

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM
Posting number 13-12-10-01-0361
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Hiring for this position is governed by federal export control regulations. Selected candidate must meet the criteria for working on projects subject to export control, including country of citizenship.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information


To provide leadership for West Texas (WTX) reserve and production forecasting group. Serve as the lead researcher on the project.

Essential Functions

Manage the WTX Reserves and Production Forecasting team effort, producing deliverables on time, keeping project within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project has appropriate staffing. Conduct petroleum research aspects of the WTX shale reserves and production forecasting effort. Supervise the WTX shale team, plus additional direct reports as assigned. Interact with industry contacts, gaining funding support, data loans, and input on research directions. Make presentations to professional groups, state agencies etc., and publish research results.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned or self-determined.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Ph.D., Master's or Bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering or geosciences or related technical discipline. Five or more years related experience with Master's degree, or eight or more years of work experience with Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the required education and experience. Fifteen or more years of oil and gas industry experience, including supervising or managing complex exploration or development projects. Record of project leadership success with interdisciplinary team. Familiarity with workflow for complex modeling and economics of upstream petroleum projects. In-depth understanding of one or more of the following: stratigraphic correlations and mapping, production decline analysis, oil and gas resources-in-place assessment, petrophysical analysis in complex reservoirs, play-scale production forecasting, or oil and gas production economics. Advanced spreadsheet or advanced database analysis expertise. Effective presenter. Ability to seek out and develop high-level industry, academic, and government contacts. Experience managing teams with a full range of experience, including graduate students. Desire to drive towards publication in peer reviewed literature.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel. Field work as necessary.

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