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 17-06-29-01-0361
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
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide leadership for the Permian Basin shale resource assessment program (TORA). Provide technical guidance.

Essential Functions

Manage the Permian Basin shale resource assessment program, producing deliverables on time, keeping project within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project is appropriately resourced. Conduct technical research as part of the Permian Basin shale resource assessment. Supervise the Permian Basin shale resource assessment team and 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.

Preferred Qualifications

15 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 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. Advanced spreadsheet or advanced database analysis expertise. Effective presenter. Ability to seek out and develop high-level industry, academic, and government contacts. PhD is strongly preferred.

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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