This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on July 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM

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The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology, engineering, law, etc.

Additionally, lots of exciting opportunities are opening up in various renewable energy sectors as technological advancements rapidly disrupt traditional utility business models. The energy efficiency business is also growing by leaps and bounds, as significant cost saving benefits associated with using less energy are an easy sell for most businesses.

With these issues in mind, Breaking Energy highlights a few interesting energy jobs on a weekly basis. 

Senior Supply Chain Specialist – Technology 
Anadarko; The Woodlands, TX, US


Job Summary

This position will be located in The Woodlands, Texas as a member of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Technology team. The position will support Anadarko’s SCM technology solutions, specifically the process of loading and maintaining vendor pricing contracts in Anadarko’s supplier portal.


  • Prior experience in an Accounting, Business, Supply Chain, IT, or a similar role is preferred. Oil & Gas industry experience is a plus.
  • Five (5) years of experience required.
  • Understanding of general purchase-to-pay processes in a large corporation will be helpful.
  • Experience with the ADP OpenInvoice solution is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to analyze and manipulate large datasets in Excel.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Coordinates with SCM Buyers, category teams, and external suppliers to manage the process of mapping, loading, and maintaining vendor pricing agreements in Anadarko’s supplier portal.
  • Works to ensure consistent processes are implemented for managing vendor pricing agreements within Anadarko’s systems.
  • Monitors vendor compliance to Anadarko purchase-to-pay processes.
  • Provides internal and external customer support related to the purchase-to-pay process and systems.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Design Lead – Mechanical 
Shell; New Orleans, LA, US
Job Description: 

Responsible for assisting project teams with creation of Drafting design deliverables for (FEED & Detail Design deliverables) for Surface Engineering Deepwater portfolio

  • Possesses “hands on” knowledge/experience (+ 20 years) in delivery and execution of Engineering/Design Drafting major projects utilizing PDMS/AutoCAD work processes & tools
  • Possesses PDMS/REVIEW/AutoCAD knowledge.
  • Possesses advanced onshore/offshore design experience with quality control/checking skills and knowledge of fabrication techniques.
  • Knowledge of onshore oil and gas production facility design standards/specifications and best practices.
  • Ability to effectively interface with multiple communities, including project leaders, engineering project managers, design engineers, designer/drafters, alliance consultants, vendors and other stake holders.
  • Knowledge/exposure to hardware knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Understanding of FEED/detail design deliverables for Onshore/offshore projects


  • Requires as a minimum, an associate’s degree or equivalency in the computer drafting technology related fields (+ 20 years of experience) in applying discipline skill to Oil & Gas facilities projects
  • Familiar with most disciple’s concepts, practices and procedures
  • Experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Performs a variety of tasks for a specific project phase
  • Assist in creating work packages for (FEED & Detail Design deliverables), HSE, quality, schedule, and cost performance.
  • Participates in resolving issues and provides technical assurance in areas of discipline expertise when practical.
  • Wide range of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Proficient in 2D and 3D CAD (Aveva & Intergraph technology) with at least 20 years of industry discipline related CAD design experience (Mechanical/Piping)
  • Experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks with minimal day-to-day supervision
  • Exhibits a degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Demonstrate repeatability and constant improvement in projects
  • Develop / share best practices, work processes, system and tools, based on experience gained in a portfolio of independent projects
  • Work effectively with diverse, multi-cultural teams, peers, stakeholders

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Resource Technician 

Vestas: Portland, OR, US



With minimal supervision from higher level technical and/or management staff, the Wind Site Construction Technician utilizes skills and training to perform maintenance and/or installation work on assigned wind turbines at an intermediate level.  The Wind Site Construction Technician will follow defined schedules and procedures including safety protocol, turbine service and/or installation processes, and other verbal and written instruction and may make initial diagnosis of more basic or routine turbine issues.  The Wind Site Construction Technician is regarded as in “intermediate-level” team member on the technician team, will perform some customer interface, and may provide mentorship to entry level technicians

 Vestas Americas

Service – US & Canada



  •  Acts as a safety role model, encourages and recognizes others completing safe acts and intervenes when unsafe acts are being practiced.  Adheres to all safety standards and procedures.  Identifies gaps in safety standards as well as safety risks in the environment, implements effective risk mitigation and provides recommendations to higher level technical staff and management.
  • Demonstrates and promotes integrity, strong initiative, as well as a no-compromise focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
  • May assist with or perform basic quality audits of less experienced staff.
  • Performs intermediate level wind turbine maintenance and/or installation tasks as assigned.  This includes proficient operation and use of tools (including but not limited to specialized calibration, hydraulic, power tools) and basic turbine equipment.   Documents tasks where required and enters data into company system, such as SAP.
  • Effectively gathers information regarding turbine performance / issues.  May diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions up to intermediate routine issues.  Seeks assistance when encountering turbine issues outside trained skill level to ensure success in resolution.
  • Follows basic structured problem-solving process to complete troubleshooting and diagnostic tasks to include the use of diagnostic tools (e.g. basic fluke meter functions, hydraulic pressure gauge).
  • Independently initiates and performs most work tasks as well as follows defined instructions and maintenance schedules, executing plans as directed and performs according to written and verbal instruction from higher level technical staff.
  • Effectively promotes strong team environment through assisting team mates in accomplishing goals as well as mentoring lower level technical staff.  Visibly supports and promotes team spirit and cooperation, and supports change initiatives.
  • Proactively looks for improvement opportunities to job appropriate processes and procedures and communicates through appropriate channels or implements improvements using the appropriate control management protocol.
  • Interfaces with customer and may respond to customer inquiries.   Will refer complex customer inquiries to higher level technical staff or manager.  Demonstrates strong customer focus at all times.
  • This role will require travel, working overtime, including working a flexible and variable work schedule as needed to meet business objectives.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.



  •  Associates degree required within any engineering field (preferably mechanical and/or electrical) or minimum one (1) year technical wind turbine experience.
  • Demonstrated use and understanding of intermediate level power tools such as hydraulic, power torque and diagnostic tools (e.g. fluke meter functions and hydraulic pressure gauge).
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate working knowledge of industrial safety practices / protocols (e.g. Confined Space, energy isolation).
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Strong attention to detail and execution excellence.
  • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels and ability to respectfully follow supervision and support initiatives.
  • Basic computer operation skills, familiarity with internet based program navigation, and ability to generate and interpret computer data.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings and schematics to validate work activity and ensure that risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Internal candidates must be certified to Task-Based Certification (TBC) level 200.

Additional Required Abilities

  • Ability to read, comprehend and write in English.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, carry items up to 50 lbs in weight.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools, turbine parts.
  • Comfort working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters.
  • Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including high-angle rescue and training.
  • Periodic walking.
  • Ability to hear and use close range radios.
  • Strong field of vision including visual depth perception and ability to distinguish colors.
  • Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.
  • Comfort working remotely with limited supervisory interaction.

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