The University of Texas at Austin Project Manager in Austin, Texas

Project Manager

Hiring department

Bur Economic Geology

Monthly salary


Hours per week

40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Hiring for this position is governed by federal export control regulations. Selected candidate must meet the criteria for working on projects subject to export control, including country of citizenship.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide leadership for the Permian Basin shale resource assessment program (TORA). Provide technical guidance.

Essential Functions

Manage the Permian Basin shale resource assessment program, producing deliverables on time, keeping project within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project is appropriately resourced. Conduct technical research as part of the Permian Basin shale resource assessment. Supervise the Permian Basin shale resource assessment team and additional direct reports as assigned. Interact with industry contacts, gaining funding support, data loans, and input on research directions. Make presentations to professional groups, state agencies etc., and publish research results.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned or self-determined.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Ph.D., Master's or Bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering or geosciences or related technical discipline. Five or more years related experience with Master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications

15 or more years of oil and gas industry experience, including supervising or managing complex exploration or development projects. Record of project leadership success with interdisciplinary team. Familiarity with workflow for complex modeling of upstream petroleum projects. In-depth understanding of one or more of the following: stratigraphic correlations and mapping, production decline analysis, oil and gas resources-in-place assessment, petrophysical analysis in complex reservoirs, play-scale production forecasting. Advanced spreadsheet or advanced database analysis expertise. Effective presenter. Ability to seek out and develop high-level industry, academic, and government contacts. PhD is strongly preferred.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel. Field work as necessary.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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