Update: This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on August 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

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.

NRG Energy is holding its first-ever socially-driven “Executive Search” to find the president of their new retail division, NRG Home, which will offer renewable and energy-efficient products. Through Friday August 22nd, consumers can go online to either nominate themselves or others for the position.

  • If a person nominates an individual and he/she is hired, the nominator will receive $100,000.
  • If the person that gets the job nominated him/herself, the $100,000 will be awarded to his/her charity of choice.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions. You can find more info below or at http://www.nrg.com/about/who-we-are/leader-search/.

GOM Facility Engineer – Onshore 

Shell; New Orleans, LA, US

Job Description:

Provide engineering expertise and collaborate with consultants/specialists in the assigned major technical support areas. This includes design & project engineering, contracted services, equipment specification and selection, equipment maintenance and the implementation of new technology.
Provide advise & support to the Asset Managers for a continuous and sustainable improvement in the areas of engineering and operating practices, in line with Group Policies and local legislation
Ensure the proper and efficient operation of the Procurement function within the Distribution facilities with respect to the timely and cost effective procurement of engineering materials, equipment and services for the local organisation.
Where required, represent the operating unit on local industry groups and Joint Venture Businesses.
Implement Standardisation, Planning, and Best Practice initiatives in line with Operational Excellence and regional engineering, helping Distribution in managing the business in the region.
Implement investment, divestment and maintenance activities, ensuring the proper integrity of the assets, through fit for purpose allocation.
Contribute to maintenance related analysis/reports (i.e. Planned Maintenance, Breakdowns, Maintenance Opex Performance,)

Preparation of technical, administrative and safety specification for engineering/maintenance/TAS projects.
Implementation of the Capex Plans and major inspection and maintenance activities.
Understanding and use of all the D GAME process (Projects Process, Reliability and Integrity Process, Maintenance Execution Process and Asset Information Management Process) in accordance with the Asset Management System.

This position will be accountable for providing mechanical engineering expertise in support of a safe, clean, efficient, reliable, and profitable offshore crude and natural gas transportation business. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Evaluate proper settings for pressure and protective control equipment

  • Support Asset Integrity and other risk reduction activities
  • Ensure accuracy of R&I plans, P&CD drawings and other critical documents via periodic reviews
  • Project support to head office engineering
  • Perform hydraulic evaluations
  • Manage region level projects
  • Prepare annual mechanical project budgets
  • Participate in operator qualifications
  • React to unscheduled equipment failures
  • Prepare Management of Change (MOC) documents and ensure approval(s)
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis efforts
  • Actively participate in HazOp studies
  • Participate in the review and assessment of Inspection and Maintenance procedures
  • Work closely with the Control Center to ensure reliable control
  • Available to coach technicians via phone whenever called
  • Actively participate in Safety Programs (Goal Zero, VPP Certification, etc.)
  • Ensure that existing and new installations meet regulatory requirements as well as internal and external guidelines
  • In executing these duties, the successful candidate will be expected to work in a team-based environment with field operations, maintenance, and other technical personnel. This position is also expected to work in support of various business procedures/processes
  • For the assets under their responsibility the successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of engineering (Projects, integrity, reliability and inspection) and represent the engineering function to their customer, the local asset managers and operators.
  • This position requires excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization, including Senior Leadership, Joint Venture Owners, etc.
  • Communicating the integrity, maintenance and project costs, schedules and requirements to their customer (local asset operations).
  • Ability to travel in a helicopter to offshore locations.
  • Must work closely with and get technical advise and direction from the regional R&I, Maintenance and Projects Leads
  • Ability to obtain a TWIC card Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in major metropolitan traffic
  • Ability to obtain from fleet services a drivers license background certification This position comes with a Company Leased Vehicle (CLV).
  • Successful candidate expected to participate in random DOT substance screening


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or other equivalent engineering discipline required.
  • Minimum three (3) years engineering experience (working knowledge of ASME and API standards as well as DOT CFR Part 192 and 195) required.
  • Project/programme management skills especially in managing numerous concurrent smaller projects are essential.
  • Reasonable familiarity with IT solutions (SAP PS, CAPEX Bay, etc)
  • Positive demonstration of 5 behavioral imperatives
  • Positive attitude toward safe work practices
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot mechanical/rotating problems
  • Ability to apply internal and regulatory standards to new and existing equipment installations Ability to analyze hazards of work situations and take steps to ensure safety

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

Senior Reservoir Engineer 

ConocoPhillips Company; Houston, TX, US 

Job Description 

ConocoPhillips Company has an opening for a Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX to work within the multi-disciplinary Global New Ventures Exploration Teams to support both conventional and unconventional exploration activity globally. Requires a Master’s degree or equivalent in Petroleum Engineering and 2 years oil & gas experience in field development and analysis and exploration; performing process of exploration prospect and play risk assessment and characterization; applying decision and risk analysis techniques to projects; developing conceptual life cycle development plans including exploration and appraisal programs, field development options, offtake scenarios, production profiles, resources and well counts for frontier development opportunities.

Employer will also accept a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Petroleum Engineering and 5 years oil & gas experience in the skills listed above. Must possess some experience in depositional environments, reservoir heterogeneities including structural and stratigraphic, faulting, and uncertainties in structural interpretation in reservoir performance evaluations.

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

Senior Manager – IT Security 

GE; Chicago, IL, US

Supervises team supporting Security Operations Management. Responsible for goal delivery, including project initiation and completion, of technical area by directing activities of others as well as maintaining individual project responsibilities. Drives solution identification, feasibility analysis, and implementation recommendations for security management. Identifies, develops, and enforces security measures to safeguard information against modification destruction or disclosure.
  • Responsible for managing compliance for multiple applications.
  • Performs application security assessments, quarterly user access reviews, and backup and recovery initiatives.
  • Offers third-party support and quarterly data center access reviews for those applications.
  • Establishes IT security policies and procedures and measure compliance.
  • Acts as primary support contact for one or more clients.
  • Performs PC forensic investigations taking the lead as on the security team.
  • Provide constant communication to keep the executive management and operational teams informed of any and all issues.
  • Define and manage overall IT security plan for business.
  • Bachelors degree (or 4 years equivalent working experience) with 5+ years of IT experience
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or similar 
  • Must submit your application for employment through COS (internal candidates) or www.gecareers.com (external candidates) to be considered for this job opening.
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be willing to comply with pre-employment screening, including but not limited to, drug testing, reference verification and background check.
  • Must be willing to work in an office in Chicago, IL.Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Working knowledge of current technologies
  • Information Technology Audit experience
  • Acquisition/Divestiture Experience

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