Vice President (Geologist) - Houston

at RBC
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted September 26, 2016
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


What is the opportunity?

RBC Richardson Barr is looking for a geologist who can work independently and with investment bankers, staff engineers/geologists and clients to contribute to the success of the firm.  This is an opportunity to work with RBC Richardson Barr, one of the premier Acquisition & Divestiture (A&D) firms in the business, and the opportunity to have a direct working role on current or notable A&D transactions.



What will you do?

  • Provide geoscience technical support for A&D project execution and business development.
  • Generate geoscience presentation materials including maps, cross-sections, regional geology studies and other exhibits for pitch books, executive summaries and data room presentations. Some general graphic design work necessary when constructing presentation exhibits.
  • Proficiency in PETRA preferred
  • Present results of geoscience analyses in pitch and data room settings.
  • Other such duties, responsibilities and authority as may be reasonably required
  • Work directly at times with clients and investment bankers on highly confidential evaluations
  • Proactively identify operational risks/control deficiencies in the business
  • Review and comply with Firm Policies applicable to your business activities
  • Escalate operational risk loss events, control deficiencies and risks that you identify to your line manager and the relevant risk and control functions promptly.


What do you need to succeed?


  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Geology required; MBA, MA or MS preferred.
  • 5 - 15 years of prior related geoscience experience; energy investment banking or A&D experience with active Exploration and Production company a plus.
  • Strong proficiency with geoscience software such as PETRA, Geographix, SMT, etc.
  • Candidate must commercially oriented and understand the fundamentals of cash flow, economics and rate of return, as well as the ability to assess technical risk qualitatively as well as quantitatively.
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities and requests.
  • Ability to take initiative and function independently, balanced with strong teaming skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills – must be able to present and defend geologic analyses to large groups.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain relationships at all levels of organization.
  • Must maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct.



  • Working relationships with staff engineers, business development groups, mappers and analysts/technicians.


What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

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