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If you are interested in becoming a leader in methane emissions regulations and setting the direction for new and novel emissions management tools and technology, we are interested in hearing from you.
Data and Analytics Coordinator, Alberta Methane Emissions Program
The requirement to collect and store data is fundamental to the success and ongoing legacy of the AMEP. Vast quantities of data will be generated through AMEP, representing an unprecedented diversity of measurement technologies, information products, production regions, and asset types. A world-class “data hub”, especially for such a novel topic area, requires detailed planning, technical expertise, and broad stakeholder engagement. It is paramount that data generated through AMEP be treated as a valuable resource that should enable transparent access, to the greatest extent possible, and not benefit any one organization or group of organizations over another.
Working in conjunction with the Alternative Fugitive Emissions Management Program (Alt-FEMP) and the New Technology Trials coordinators, the successful candidate will develop best practices for the collection, storage, processing, analysis, and use of the AMEP data in a manner that can be widely shared and acted upon.
Program Overview: Alberta Methane Emission Program (AMEP)
Carbon Management Canada (CMC) is working in partnership with Sundre Petroleum Operators Group (SPOG) to deliver Alberta Environment and Parks’ (AEP’s) Alberta Methane Emissions Program (AMEP).
The purpose of the AMEP is to enable methane emission reductions in Alberta’s oil and gas industry while supporting government regulatory revisions, reducing costs to industry, and assuring best practices regarding methane detection and management. Of critical importance, AMEP will assemble diverse stakeholders to engage in program design and delivery, thereby ensuring the most effective allocation of the AMEP’s $17.6M in grant funding over three years to its three key components: Alternative Fugitive Emissions Management Program (Alt-FEMP) proposals, Data Management and Analytics, and New Technology Trials.
AMEP will support companies regulated under the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Directive 060 to develop Alt-FEMPs, and technology providers will be provided with opportunities to test and demonstrate novel emissions management solutions. AMEP will generate new information for the Government of Alberta and the AER to understand the limitations, performance, and cost of new fugitive emission detection. AMEP will also provide a transparent and effective way to manage and analyze data that advance efforts by industry, government, and innovators to understand and address methane emissions.
A key principle of AMEP is strong, diverse, and continuous engagement that ensures multiple stakeholder voices are heard and the lessons learned are shared broadly, transparently, and in a timely manner.
Duties and responsibilities
The Data and Analytics Coordinator will work under the direction of the AMEP Project Managers to plan and execute specific strategies related to:
- Collection of data that carefully considers the challenges of diverse data sources and that will lead to a credible and useful database.
- Design and implementation of data processing methods used to analyze the data.
- Design and implementation of the storage and interpretation of the data, including the use of analytics and modeling.
- Execute a data dissemination strategy to stakeholders, including considerations for how data will be made as transparent as possible – and in as timely a manner as possible, and the steps that will be taken to ensure that no organization or group gains competitive advantages from unequal access to data.
- Consult with AMEP management team to develop integrated data management and utilization strategies to ensure data is available, useable, and able to provide actionable information to stakeholders and clients.
- Collaborate and manage relationships with external vendors to data management and analytical support and products.
- Manage the development, tracking, reporting, and incorporation of data/analytics-related performance metrics and analytics.
- Identification of data required from facilities/equipment assets used by A-FEMP for screening, grading, and remediation purposes; and technology suppliers and evaluators for monitoring/testing/reporting of emission testing results.
- Collection and storage of monitoring/detection information, remediation information, production regions, key learnings, and best practices.
- Engagement with data hub providers, survey companies, and government agencies to establish solid and sustainable working relationships (partnerships, contracts, etc.).
- Working with a team of analysts for processing and analysis of the data.
- Working with experts in the interpretation of the data and understanding levers for increasing impact on emission using targeted approaches.
- Other duties and projects as assigned
The ideal Data and Analytics Coordinator will meet the following qualifications:
- Passionate for making practical sense from disparate sources of data and seeing how the integrated results can be used to improve emission performance and existing standards.
- Five years of experience in the data design/management field. A combination of education and work experience will be considered.
- Proficiency in analytics and modeling to be able to coordinate work with subject matter experts including consultants and/or internal resources.
- Experience managing complex projects, with high attention to detail on scope, time, and cost (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling, and closing).
- Ability to engage with stakeholders in both internal and external groups, with excellent communication skills.
- Aptitude for advancing multiple project deliverables while also maintaining a focus on larger program objectives.
- Flexible, open, and willing to ask questions.
- Must be able to meet multiple overlapping deadlines.
- Familiarity with the methane emission management field and/or experience in oil and gas production would be considered an asset.
Reporting Relationship and Working Conditions
- This position reports directly to the CMC Director of Operations and Applied Research
- Regular business hours with flexibility; may be required to occasionally work in evenings or outside normal working hours to meet deadlines.
- The position will largely operate in a regular office environment, with the occasional opportunities for traveling to field locations.