Manager Subsurface Evaluation (P510)


Profile Manager Subsurface Evaluation (P510)

About PanTerra Geoconsultants B.V.: PanTerra established in 1988, is an integrated laboratory, geosciences, and engineering consultancy serving the international energy industry. Our company is based in the Netherlands conveniently located close to Amsterdam and Den Haag. PanTerra provides the whole spectrum of E&P services under one roof. We are dedicated to offer first-class services with a 360° approach to exploration, development, and production optimisation. We have a proven track record of quality, reliability and client focus and have secured long term relationships with international majors to small independents.

Role overview: The opening is in PanTerra’s Subsurface Evaluation Group which is an integrated geoscience team comprised of Reservoir Geology, Geoscience & Petrophysics and Reservoir Engineering & Field Development. Within this department we execute Oil & Gas and Geothermal projects for clients worldwide.

The role of Manager Subsurface Evaluation is a senior managerial function within our Company. As the head of the Subsurface Evaluation Group’s management team you will be reporting directly to the Managing Director. As member of PanTerra’s leadership team, you will be part of the strategic planning process of the Company.


• Coordinating, planning and managing the work of the Subsurface Evaluation groups including preparation of project proposals and budget estimates and monitoring of plans versus progress;
• Provide strong project management leadership for integrated subsurface evaluation projects;
• Develop PanTerra’s business portfolio through active participation in marketing efforts, clients visits and writing tender proposals (bids);
• Participate in project/contract liaison between clients and PanTerra;
• Lead and motivate the Subsurface Evaluation groups;
• Supervision of geoscientists and engineers and QC of their work;
• Maintain and increase the department’s capabilities, including staff resourcing and staff development;
• Strive to deliver high quality projects to clients in a professional and timely manner;
• Mentor and support more junior level geoscientists – transferring knowledge and expertise and training as required. This is an important part of the job as there is a great team culture where everyone is encouraged to expand the knowledge base;
• Maintain and increase department’s profit;
• Keep abreast of International exploration activities, technologies and practices used and new trends emerging.


• Relevant education to at least MSc level;
• At least 20 years relevant experience in E&P, preferably in Petroleum Engineering and in technical as well as commercial and managerial roles;
• Excellent people management skills;
• Strong project management skills – the ability to demonstrate good PM practices;
• Proven technical hands-on international experience;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Pro-active personality , decisive, disciplined and structured with a high sense of job ownership, responsibility, accountability and integrity;
• Ability to motivate teams and integrate across disciplines;
• Excellent oral and written skills - comfortable presenting formally and informally to groups of people;
• Confident, self-motivated and responsive individual with sound judgement and pragmatic in approach;
• The ability and experience to succeed in a multi-cultural working environment;
• Previous experience of mentoring or supporting junior staff;
• An extensive network in the E&P business is desirable;
• Candidate must be fluent in spoken and written English. Dutch language skills are an advantage.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, applicants who are already legally allowed to work in the Netherlands will be given priority.

No recruitment agencies or phone calls please.

Start Date

January 2018


We offer a one-year contract with the intention for a permanent position thereafter.




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