This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on October 08, 2014 at 2:00 PM


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. 

Sr. Reservoir Engineer

ConocoPhillips Company; Houston, TX, US 

Job Description: 

  • ConocoPhillips Company has an opening for a Sr. Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX to work under the supervision of Enhanced Recovery Technology Director and to serve as a team member in the conception, evaluation, and execution of improved oil recovery (IOR) technology including gas injection, waterflood, conformance, and chemical EOR for ConocoPhillips assets globally.
  • Requires a Master’s degree or equivalent in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering and two years of experience with engineering workflows on IOR processes including gas injection, waterflood, conformance, and chemical EOR including experience building advanced reservoir simulation and analytical models for designing IOR field tests and forecasting reservoir performance on a wide range of reservoir types including unconventional shale plays, naturally fractured carbonates, and friable sandstones; using numerical compositional flow phase behavior simulation of gas injection using equations of state in fractured reservoirs with near-critical fluids; defining EOR mechanisms such as molecular diffusion and related transport phenomena in porous media; evaluating and up-scaling chemical formulations of surfactants and polymers, and designing gas injection IOR experiments in fractured media; and designing EOR field pilot tests and execution of development plan in collaboration with 3rd party contractors and service providers.
  • Employer will also accept a PhD or equivalent in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering and one year of experience in the skills listed above. Must possess some experience using a programming language to communicate with reservoir simulation developers on EOR modeling algorithms; mentoring and/or teaching in order to develop staff; preparing and evaluating technical research materials in order to discreetly manage intellectual property issues and policies in joint industry projects and research consortia.

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

Senior Accounting Specialist – Regulatory 

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; The Woodlands, TX, US

• A minimum of 5 or more year’s relevant experience in oil and gas accounting and familiarity with regulatory reporting required
• Candidate should have working knowledge of the current regulatory rules and filing requirements for ONRR (2014) reporting
• Must be able to review and understand the federal regulations and ensure compliance with the laws
• Familiarity with accounting systems such as PRA SAP is preferred
• Solid analytical and organizational skills with the ability to research and resolves issues effectively and communicate actions as required
• Must have verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with partners
• Microsoft Office EXCEL skills are required.

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Provided Support for preparing the monthly federal royalty returns (2014’s)
• Maintain master files for new properties and reporting
• Research and Pay Interest Bills
• Assist in compiling information for data requests.
• Work with regulatory accounting team to ensure compliance with regulatory deadlines
• Partner with Regulatory, Land, Marketing and Revenue to establish appropriate procedures to maximize accuracy and savings

A minimum 2-4 years college with Accounting emphasis preferred, High School diploma required.

Grade and salary will be commensurate with relevant education and experience.

None required

This position is not eligible for relocation.

Travel Requirements
The percentage of travel required for this position is 0-10%

Work Schedule
This position is eligible for the 9/80 work schedule.

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

Senior Account Executive – SLED/Utilities Southeast 

SuccessFactors; Atlanta, GA, US

About the Role: 
SuccessFactors is seeking an experienced senior sales executive to drive strategic enterprise-wide sales initiatives into named large Utilities and State & Local government accounts in the given territory. Responsibilities include qualifying, selling and closing new business into large prospects and installed accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
* Sell value and ROI into C-Level business decision makers, as well as sell into HR leaders
* Develop in depth knowledge of our entire product suite and effectively sell to clients through initial phone conversations, face-to-face meetings, and product demonstrations
* Align SuccessFactors solutions with the customer’s strategic objectives
* Manage and drive multiple concurrent sales cycles effectively
* Qualify and forecast deals accurately
* Build & maintain strong client relationships to pave the way for additional future sales
* Manage and upsell existing clients
* Work effectively in collaboration with various SME Product Specialists to increase sales of our HRIS, recruiting, business social networking, and learning management applications

Required Skills and Experience: 
* 10-15 + years overall sales experience, including significant time as an outside representative
* 6 + years experience selling premise-based ERP/application software or SaaS solutions to C-Level business decision makers
* Previous experience selling HRIS/HCM software and/or selling into HR a plus
* Consistent over-quota performance and top tier company ranking with track record of above OTE achievement
* Stability – Proven history of being a top performer in a company for multiple years running
* Highest level of professional courtesy, mutual respect, and ethics
* High standard of excellence, professionalism, and role model behavior
* Interaction with senior executives across multiple industries
* Strong C-level/board level communication and presentation skills
* Adaptability – Ability to change objectives quickly when necessary in ever-evolving, fast paced industry and organization
* Likability – No Jerks – this is one of our core company values

About SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
SuccessFactors is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 24 million cloud application subscribers seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, we have more than 4,000 customers in more than 177 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.
For the most comprehensive cloud computing portfolio in the market, SAP Cloud delivers mature business applications that drive collaboration across a business and connect to partners. There are over 20 applications and suites in the SAP Cloud designed to optimize and manage a company’s most critical assets – its people, money, customers, and suppliers. And for those who prefer to run their entire business on a single, cloud-based software solution, we offer a suite that will surely meet your needs.
Our primary focus is on delivering beautiful products for our customers. When our customers win, we win. And we pride ourselves in delivering the most powerful software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions on the market. As we like to say… our cloud strategy is BadAss SaaS. As an SAP company, the possibilities for growth, innovation, and impact are endless!

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