Senior Data Compliance Officer, APSLevel 6, National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator in Perth, Australia

at Department of Industry
Location Perth, Australia
Date Posted May 10, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


About the team

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) is appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, under section 695A of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act). NOPTA is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all petroleum and greenhouse gas titles in Commonwealth waters in Australia and is the first point of contact for matters relating to offshore titles administration. NOPTA operates on a full cost recovery basis, funded by the petroleum industry.

NOPTA's key functions in Commonwealth waters are to:
provide information, assessments, analysis, reports, advice and recommendations to members of the Joint Authorities (JA) and the 'responsible Commonwealth Minister' under the OPGGS Act and associated regulations

facilitate life of title administration, including but not limited to Joint Authority consideration of changes to permit conditions, and approval and registration of transfers and dealings associated with offshore petroleum titles

manage the collection, management and release of data

maintain the registers of petroleum and greenhouse gas storage titles.

We are seeking a high performing APS 6 officer to fill the position of Senior Data Compliance Officer, in our Data Management team based in Perth. The team’s core objectives are to promote compliance with the OPGGS Act and the Resource Management and Administration (RMA) Regulations, to ensure the data submitted is complete and fit for purpose, and to maintain the data during the period of confidentiality.
Our ideal candidate

To be successful in this role you will have a strong data management background, have keen attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a high transactional environment with evolving technology.

We are looking for people who demonstrate a proven track record in the following:

Working knowledge or extensive experience of regulatory submissions required under the OPGGS Act and/or the offshore petroleum industry.

Experience in managing data in one or more of the following areas:

Production data, including managing monthly production reports.

Well and survey submissions, including reports and supporting data.

Petroleum mining samples.

Process and systems development in oil and gas.

Experience in driving and delivering a structured work program.

Ability to communicate and influence across internal teams and externally with the range of petroleum industry stakeholders.

Expertise in process system development and change management processes, including the ability to identify and solve problems.

Professional Petroleum Data Management certification or qualifications in data management or a geotechnical discipline would be highly regarded.

What you will do

This position reports to the Assistant Manager and works closely across the Data Management team, to oversee the Production Data work program.

The key responsibilities include:
data compliance activities for the production data work program; checking compliance of monthly production reports and a range of items submitted under the OPGGS Act and the RMA Regulations

liaise with petroleum industry stakeholders on expectations concerning petroleum data submissions and undertake compliance activities in relation to issues of non-provision, completeness and data quality

work closely with the Technical team on the incorporation of monthly and daily production data

plan and identify process and system implementation and enhancement activities

be the point of contact for the P2 developers and titleholders to work on system enhancements and resolve problems and exceptions

undertake special projects and assist in other areas of data management when required.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department applicants must be Australian Citizens.
Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing APS Level 6 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 vacancies, should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

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