Senior Geological Technologist in United States

at Vermilion Energy
Location United States
Date Posted December 13, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Senior Geological Technologist

Vermilion has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Geological Technologist. Based in Denver, this position will report to the United States Business Unit (USBU) Managing Director. The Senior Geological Technologist will assist the technical team in exploiting the hydrocarbon resources of Vermilion owned assets. This role will also provide direct technical support to the USBU for asset evaluations and day-to-day operations.

Key Responsibilities
Gather, manage, optimize and update technical databases.
Provide support and technical knowledge to the team primarily with plots, maps and cross sections.
Provide software support with common industry applications including Kingdom, Petra, ArcGIS, and Accumap. Convert and transfer data between these packages.
Maintain infrastructure, land, regulatory, environmental and development planning maps.
Draft well and land plats on an as needed basis.
Build industry surveillance maps including land sales, permits, competitor drilling activity or any other operational activity surrounding our key assets.
Support geologists, engineers, landmen, regulatory and leaders in their efforts to prepare presentations for various stakeholders.
Participate in and support the team in managing the workflow relative to goals with regular communication, team meetings, work planning, opportunity prioritization etc.

First Year Deliverables
Support delivery of combined capital + base production wedges
Manage the implementation of Kingdom 2018 and subsequent change management for all users
Data management for regional studies
Surveillance map updates
Land map updates
Infrastructure map updates

Essential Experience & Skills
5+ years of related progressive experience in Oil & Gas; US Rockies experience is a plus
Expertise in Kingdom 2016 and/or 2018, Petra and ArcGIS is required
Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office’s suite of applications, especially Excel and Power Point
Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership, analytical and critical thinking skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner supporting diverse groups of individuals
Ability to work effectively, confidentially and professionally in a rapidly changing business environment
Strong team player with the ability to build relationships and work constructively with others to achieve business goals
Results oriented individual with the ability to work independently, prioritize work and multi-task effectively

Bachelor’s degree is an asset. Major in geology, geophysics, or other technical discipline a plus.

Attributes & Characteristics
Open and honest team player
Innovative self-starter
Positive and engaging personality
Flexible, influential and assertive when required
Able to make great decisions in the midst of uncertainty without excessive agonizing
Superior communication skills; you are succinct and articulate
Proven ability to accomplish tremendous amounts of work that translates into exceptional results
Ability to create new ideas and challenge existing assumptions
Persistent and driven
Ability to admit your errors and move forward

Vermilion Attractions
Alberta based, international company
Diverse asset base in Europe, Australia, US and Canada
20-year history of market outperformance
Ranked among the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Canada, France and The Netherlands
Challenging and inspiring environment that embraces teamwork and collaboration
Strong community investment and committed to giving back to the communities where our people live and work

Vermilion is committed to ensuring we conduct our activities in a manner that will protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public. Our HSE vision is to fully integrate Health, Safety and Environment into our business, where our culture is recognized as a model by industry and stakeholders, resulting in a healthy workplace free of incidents. All positions at Vermilion require a commitment to high levels of excellence in respect to HSE, reinforcing our corporate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility.

Posting Close Date: When a suitable candidate has been found

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