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Career Path

Magnum Forge offers a challenging career path. We encourage individuality and actively seek those who are willing to create a positive impact • deliver outstanding work • listen • ask questions • have confidence in their skills and abilities • take initiative and are willing to learn • have a good work ethic • are a team player • stay positive • look ahead and anticipate the unexpected • are willing to learn • embrace new opportunities • see the importance in every job or task • are flexible and open to change. Take charge of your career. Join the Magnum Forge team today.

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Analyst

The Analyst works under the supervision of more senior firm personnel, interviews clients to ascertain and document current processes or systems and raises potential problem areas for consideration, based on the scope provided by the project manager. A sample of an Analyst’s responsibilities include:

  • Executes and/or tests the configuration set-up and data conversion of new systems, or upgrades to existing systems. Writes test scripts and works with clients to execute end-to-end business process testing, including systems use and integration between systems.
  • Keeps project management apprised of current status and any potential issues or conflicts with project quality, scope, or schedule.
  • Coaches client end users on project methodology, appropriate levels of quality, effective engagement methods, and technical issues.
  • May be required to supervise the work of clients or contractors on the project. This may include setting quality and deadline expectations, monitoring performance, reviewing work, and providing feedback.
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Consultant

The Consultant works with clients to identify scope limitations and recommend changes to the Project Manager to improve the quality of assessment and to fully understand the client’s situation. A sample of a Consultant’s responsibilities include:

  • Executes and/or tests the configuration setup and data conversion of new systems, or upgrades to existing systems for more complex business processes. Writes test scripts and works with client to execute end-to-end business process testing, including systems use and integration between systems for more complex business processes.
  • Keeps project management apprised of current status and any potential issues or conflicts with project quality, scope, or schedule. Offers recommendations to resolve issues when raising them.
  • Coaches client end users, peers and junior members of the project team on project methodology, appropriate levels of quality, effective engagement methods, and technical issues.
  • May be required to supervise the work of junior firm members, clients, or contractors on the project. This may include setting quality and deadline expectations, monitoring performance, reviewing work, and providing feedback, including formal performance feedback for junior firm members.
  • Possess knowledge and experience relating to the implementation of ERP software applications or tangential systems for oil and gas clients.
  • Experience with any or several of the following software applications is beneficial: Enertia, Bolo, Excalibur, OGSys, SAP, Oracle (with Enterprise Upstream package), ProCount, Tobin Land Products, Quorum Business Solutions Products, EMK3, or others.
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Manager

The Manager leads vertical client teams and oversees the work being done by other project resources to prioritize potential issues for consideration of the client. A sample of a Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Executes and/or tests the configuration setup and data conversion of new systems, or upgrades to existing systems for more complex business processes. Writes test scripts and works with client to execute end-to-end business process testing, including systems use and integration between systems for more complex business processes. Responsible for scope and quality of testing for a wide range of business processes.
  • Keeps project management and clients apprised of current status and any potential issues or conflicts with project quality, scope, or schedule. Offers recommendations to resolve issues when raising them.
  • Coaches client end users, peers and junior members of the project team on project methodology, appropriate levels of quality, effective engagement methods, technical issues, and project management skills.
  • Supervises the work of junior firm members, clients, or contractors on the project. This may include setting quality and deadline expectations, monitoring performance, reviewing work, and providing feedback, including formal performance feedback for junior firm members. Managers may serve as the Project Manager of small and medium size projects, where they are responsible for the scope, quality, and schedule of the entire project.
  • Understand and use best practices relating to the implementation of ERP software applications or tangential systems for oil and gas clients. Contribute to project planning and customization of deliverables for individual projects.
  • Significant experience with any or several of the following software applications is beneficial: Enertia, Bolo, Excalibur, OGSys, SAP, Oracle (with Enterprise Upstream package), ProCount, Tobin Land Products, Quorum Business Solutions Products, EMK3, or others. Have experience leading significant portions of software implementation projects.
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Senior Manager

The Senior Manager oversees the projects being done by all project resources and make recommendations to the client on any scope changes that may impact the project budget and schedule. A sample of a Senior Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Executes and/or tests the configuration set-up and data conversion of new systems or upgrades to existing systems for more complex business processes. Writes test scripts and works with client to execute end-to-end business process testing, including systems use and integration between systems for more complex business processes. Oversees testing process and is responsible for scope and quality of testing for the entire project.
  • Keeps the client partner and clients appraised of current status and any potential issues or conflicts with project quality, scope, or schedule. Offers recommendations to resolve issues and influences clients to meet their best interest when raising issues.
  • Coaches peers and junior members of the project team on project methodology, appropriate levels of quality, effective engagement methods, technical issues, and project management skills. Coaches senior clients on project management best practices. Builds company knowledge of project management skills and methods.
  • Supervises the work of junior firm members, clients (including the most senior clients), or contractors on the project. This may include setting quality and deadline expectations, monitoring performance, reviewing work, and providing feedback. Senior Managers may serve as the Project Manager of large projects, where they are responsible for the scope, quality, and schedule of the entire project and for chargeability for the project, as directed by the Client Engagement Partner.
  • Creates project schedule, estimates, deliverables, and staffing plans to successfully execute a wide range of projects.
  • Has knowledge of and has led the implementation of ERP software applications or tangential systems for oil and gas clients.
  • Responsible for delivering revenue on projects already sold that they manage. The Senior Manager is also responsible for identifying follow-on work or new projects with their existing client, and for working with the Client Partner to develop sales strategies for follow-on work or additional projects.
  • Performs the role of counselor and coach; provides input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participates in staff recruitment and retention activities; provides leadership and support for delivery teams and staff in local offices. Serves as role model for staff and develops their skills through coaching and mentoring.
  • Responsible for participating in business development/proposal efforts of new sales opportunities and for delivering additional revenue on existing clients where they manage projects.
  • Develops practical solutions and methodologies; develops “point of view” documents; active participant in public speaking events; gets published in industry periodicals.
  • Present at industry events; seen as expert within professional organizations on relative topics, trends, and changes in business climate.
  • Leads engagement planning and budgeting; mobilizes and manages engagement teams; defines deliverable structure and content; facilitates buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client; directs on-time, quality delivery of work products; manages engagement economics; manages engagement risk.
  • Leads campus and/or experienced hire recruiting.
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Partner

The Partner interacts directly with client leadership. They are the principle strategist and project lead. Partners also participate in the firm’s financial planning and risk management decisions as well as champion recruiting and employee retention to ensure clients have access to top talent. A sample of Magnum Forge partners’ responsibilities include:

  • Recognized as a leading expert across the upstream industry, the software landscape, clients, and internal personnel; uses industry knowledge, experience, and depth of technical knowledge to add value to professionals across the firm.
  • Provides a positive personal example through words and behavior. Supports professionals at all levels in the firm; takes responsibility for his or her actions and holds others accountable. Fosters a learning organization where mistakes are identified and resolved and where the firm and its professionals learn from them.
  • Sets and communicates the long-term direction of the firm and ensures that short-term goals, objectives, and tasks are met.
  • Represents the firm through media relations, industry events, professional organizations, white papers, and technology publications.
  • Builds an effective management team.
  • Stays informed of what is going on in the upstream industry and participates in association activities.
  • Communicates the firm’s vision frequently and drives for results.
  • Pushes the firm forward and encourages the development of new service offerings.
  • Participates in business development; leads pre-sales activities, assessments, contract negotiations, and closings.
  • Maintains trusted relationships with clients and sets project scope, solution, and service delivery.
  • Manages projected income, anticipated expenses, and sources and applications of funds.
  • Plays an active role in the compensation process.
  • Reviews billing rates and adjusts based on the market and the budgeting process.
  • Plays fundamental roles in key internal processes such as training, recruiting, and coaching.
  • Focuses on the future so that trained personnel are available to meet growth goals.
  • Keeps the firm focused on technical development as well as soft skills, such as speaking, listening, people management, and leadership.
  • Ensures that the firm has policies and procedures in place that will mitigate the risks facing the firm every day.
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