This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on November 12, 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.  

Production Team Support Engineer (PTSE) 

Shell; Port Arthur, TX, US


The Production Team Support Engineer (PTSE) provides coordination and leadership within Refinery Production Areas through project management, problem solving, small project execution, threat identification and risk assessment, engineering support to operations and maintenance, and turnaround support. Through this position, the individual will develop and provide technical expertise in Static Equipment, Piping Systems, Pressure Vessels, Materials and Corrosion, and associated inspection techniques. This role interfaces with Engineers, Operators, and Maintenance Personnel.


  • Lead the design and implementation of expense projects and small capital projects related to Health, Safety, and Environmental threats, reliability threats within a Production Area.
  • Act as the focal point for project development and management through the Production Team. This includes developing estimates, obtaining project funding, and developing design packages.
  • Provide Engineering support for reactive maintenance and unplanned work, as required.
  • Actively participate in department and site level safety initiatives in an overall effort to achieve a goal of zero injuries, including weekly staff safety meetings, field safety engagements, and Production Area safety walks.
  • Champion Management of Change (MOC) by leading cross-discipline changes and providing guidance to engineering disciplines leading single discipline changes.
  • Act as an active member of the department duty support team, providing Project Engineering support for refinery emergencies.
  • Lead and participate in both large and small scale investigations focused on Health, Safety, Environmental, and Reliability Incidents.
  • Provide Engineering support to the Turnaround Organization during the planning and scope development for upcoming turnarounds.
  • Provide Engineering support during Turnaround Execution, including project support and reactive issues.
  • Provide leadership in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) through technical support of equipment preventative maintenance strategy development.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering Discipline preferably in Mechanical or Civil.
  • Minimum three (3) years of related Manufacturing Industry experience (Petrochemical or Refinery experience preferred).
  • Related experience in reliability maintenance (including a sound understanding of Engineering and Maintenance processes).
  • Knowledge of the concepts of Risk and Reliability management.
  • Strong trouble-shooting and analytical skills.
  • Experience with fact-based decision-making and root cause analysis.
  • SAP preferred
  • Caesar II Pipe Stress Analysis and PV Elite preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with personnel from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated skill of working with teams to achieve a common goal.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.

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

Sr Auditor – Corporate IT Audit  

Anadarko Petroleum Corp; The Woodlands, TX, US

Job Summary
This position is located in Anadarko’s offices in The Woodlands as a member of the Corporate Audit Department’s Information Technology (IT) Audit team.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years of IT Auditing experience, preferably in the oil and gas industry (upstream and/or midstream)
  • Prior experience with conducting cybersecurity, SAP, database, operating/networking system and project implementation reviews a plus
  • Ability to provide candid feedback, both verbal and written, to the auditor-in-charge or team leader on critical issues
  • Ability to establish and maintain credibility and trust with clients
  • Demonstrated skills in managing multiple assignments and determining the priority of each assignment to the overall audit schedule
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to assess risks, and to effectively convey issue and recommended solution to customer management
  • Demonstrated results with diverse projects in identifying and communicating improvement opportunities
  • Strong customer service orientation with a focus on high quality
  • Proven ability and motivation to continuously learn and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of management
  • Excellent data analytic and cybersecurity assessment software application skills: Audit Command language (ACL), MS Access, SQL, Kali, Nessus, etc.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Some Domestic/International travel required


  • Conducts or assists in conducting reviews of assigned organizational and functional activities
  • Surveys functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of operations and the adequacy of the systems and controls to achieve established objectives
  • Determines or assists in determining the objectives and scope of the proposed audit effort
  • Determines or assists in determining the audit procedures and techniques to be used
  • Prepares or assists in preparing an audit program
  • Performs the audit in a professional manner and in accordance with the approved audit program and audit policy
  • Responsible for using independent judgment and discretion in obtaining, analyzing, and appraising evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency of activities being reviewed
  • Makes or assists in making, oral or written presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the examination, discussing deficiencies, recommending corrective action, and suggesting improvements in operations and reductions in cost
  • Prepares formal written reports, as requested, on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency of workflow execution
  • Appraises, or assists in appraising, the adequacy of the corrective action taken to improve deficient conditions
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents
  • Performs special projects and presentations as needed


Candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree, in systems, accounting, or other business discipline with minimum 24 hours of management information systems or computer science coursework.

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

Professional certification in Systems, accounting or financial field, e.g., CISA, CISSP, CPA or CIA is preferred.

This position is eligible for domestic relocation.

Travel Requirements
The percentage of travel required for this position is 0 – 25%.

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

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

 Senior Product Manager Job

SuccessFactors; San Francisco, CA, US

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with customers, field personnel, and engineering team, while taking into account competitive and industry best practice consideration, in developing and driving product roadmap
  • Gather requirements from customers, prospects, sales, and professional services consultants, and write detailed product specifications for the engineering team
  • Perform competitive analysis in determining and prioritizing feature requirements for existing and new products
  • Work with engineering, project management, UI, technical documentation, and QA teams to drive product development and ensure successful outcomes
  • Act as subject matter expert and arm the sales and services teams for success
  • Communicate product capabilities and plans to internal and external audiences

 Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Experience designing, developing, or supporting Web 2.0 applications
  • Experience working with business customers, in a sales, consulting, or support capacity
  • Experience with HR/HCM processes or applications such as performance assessments, goal setting, compensation planning, succession planning, HRIS, LMS, ATS
  • Excellent presentation, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Technical or business degree


  • MBA
  • Experience with Enterprise business applications such as CRM, ERP, collaboration, or financial systems
  • Experience with Agile development processes, with both local and remote engineering teams
  • Quantitative analysis skills, with Excel or desktop databases


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