This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on December 03, 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.   

Pipeline Analytic Engineer  

Chevron; Houston, TX, US

Job Description: 

Chevron is one of the world’s leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. 

Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) is accepting online applications for the position of Pipeline Analytic Engineer located in Houston, Texas through December 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

As a member of the Asset/Pipeline Integrity Team in ETC the position provides technical support to both major capital projects and existing facility teams focused on improving pipeline/fixed equipment integrity and reliability. This includes development and deployment of inspection data analysis processes and related risk assessment/management activities. 

Up to 25% travel, domestically and internationally. 

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Apply data assessment techniques to determine fitness for service of pipeline/fixed equipment and facilitate optimal business decision-making based on inspection data
  • Analyze and compare In-Line Inspection (ILI) inspection data, perform quality control review and assess pipeline defect.
  • Consult with operating units to evaluate their needs, recommend solutions, and implement transformational work processes
  • Develop next-generation data management (data gathering, storage and processing) processes to facilitate corporate-wide risk assessment approaches
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or management science discipline; or 10 years of pipeline inspection analysis experience will be considered in lieu of the degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of Pipeline in-line inspection data assessment experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s or PhD degree
  • Statistical data assessment techniques to determine fitness for service of pipeline/fixed equipment inspection data.
  • Pipeline /fixed equipment inspection, understanding of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) techniques
  • Analyze and compare ILI/ Ultrasonic Testing (UT) inspection data, perform quality control review and assess pipeline defect.
  • Data management (data gathering, storage and processing) processes to facilitate corporate-wide risk assessment approachesRelocation Options:Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.International Considerations:Expatriate assignments will not be considered.Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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

 Environmental Coordinator – Air Issues 

ConocoPhilips; Anchorage, AK, US

Alaska Overview:

ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska’s largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 193,000 barrels of oil and 43 million cubic feet of gas per day in 2013. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, the Colville River Unit (Alpine), and the Cook Inlet Area. ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields as well as the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas Plant, North Cook Inlet platform and Beluga River Unit gas field. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.


The Environmental Coordinator – Air Issues reports to the Alaska HSE Director – Permits, Sciences & Regulatory Advocacy (PS&R) and is responsible for leading and managing air issues associated with ConocoPhillips Alaska (CPA) operations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Function as a subject matter expert for CPA’s compliance with air emissions regulations
  • Evaluate new project concepts for potential air permit needs
  • Prepare and negotiate permits related to air emissions
  • Establish goals, objectives and safety expectations for specialty contractors and manage the budget and schedule for deliverables
  • Assist with and as assigned, lead in preparation of agency correspondence and regulatory reports
  • Actively participate in company- sponsored networks and work to research, document, and discuss aspects of the regulations that may affect the company as a whole, for the purpose of managing the local impact
  • Develop, review and maintain evaluations, and other technical back-up in support of permit/regulatory applicability determinations
  • Advocate for sensible regulations governing air issues of interest to CPA, collaborating whenever possible with industry trade groups or other affected companies
  • Support CPA’s HSE Management System policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that programs, processes, and procedures are in place in compliance with regulatory and/or corporate requirements.
  • Audit existing operations for compliance with air emissions permits and regulations
  • Lead training sessions and regulatory/permit compliance roll outs related to air issues
  • Assist in the compilation and review of air emissions metrics needed for CPA and corporate reporting
  • Establish and maintain interdependent working relationships with CPA projects groups, discipline engineers, field operations, field environmental coordinators, and personnel supporting air issues within ConocoPhillips Lower 48 business units, and at the corporate level
  • Coordinate and facilitate data acquisition and reporting under various permits/rules and coordinate implementation of related compliance assurance tasks
  • Provide input for CPA and corporate sustainable development programs
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on industry best practices for air emissions impact reduction
  • Participate in PS&R project and budget planning to actively illustrate and drive cost effective reduction/optimization opportunities
  • Manage audits and action item close out, as assigned
  • Support CPA HSE objectives and programs, and actively participate in work being coordinated by other members of the PS&R team, as necessary
  • Maintain working knowledge of the tools and technology associated with monitoring, measuring and modeling air emissions
  • Identify and, as directed by PS&R Director, implement continuous improvement measures with a focus on systemization and elimination of non-value adding work
  • Periodically oversee competitive bidding for contracts related to air issues support services
  • Serve as a member of CPA’s Incident Command System


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science (e.g., chemistry, physics, mathematics, or meteorology)
  • 5+ years of environmental regulatory experience
  • 5+ years of air quality permitting/compliance experience


  • Master’s degree in engineering or science
  • 5+ years of experience working with oil and gas regulations
  • Working knowledge of existing EPA regulatory structure and Alaska regulations
  • Experience implementing complex compliance programs and/or employment experience in a regulatory agency
  • Working knowledge of Exploration and Production (E&P) field operations
  • Experience managing contractor performance
  • Analyzes issues and understands their business impact
  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
  • Positions and explains ideas that motivate others to action
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments

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

Principal User Experience (UX) Designer Job

Success Factors; Reston, VA, US

What you will do: 

  • Study users to deeply understand their SSNiFs (stakeholders, situations, needs leading to the right features)
  • Work with product managers to understand the business requirements and help sculpt the product vision
  • Generate design briefs to ensure alignment on the problem definition and assumptions
  • Coordinate the efforts of UX colleagues supporting your projects (visual design, user research, usability).
  • Generate models that form the theoretical foundation for great solutions: workflow diagrams, flowcharts, storyboards, personas and more.
  • Work with UX design colleagues in other areas to generate more creative ideas, and to ensure cross-suite consistency and integration
  • Explore multiple design directions to envision the best possible solution
  • Create rapid interactive prototypes as needed to simulate interactions using a tool such as Axure.
  • Design UXes for web, phone and tablet
  • Work with visual designers to make the experience aesthetically pleasing
  • Work with user researchers to do up-front user research, and to validate the product concepts and designs
  • Deliver detailed specs and assets to engineering
  • Support engineering during the development phase to make sure your designs are faithfully built
  • Capture advancements to our standards in our style guide for others to use
  • Conduct Kaizen projects to advance our collective thinking or processes

About you: 

  • You have a portfolio of modern, sophisticated interaction designs for web and mobile applications.  Experience designing simple consumer-grade products.
  • 5+ experience designing highly interactive mobile and web applications for consumers
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in something.  (Your portfolio matters more.)
  • You have strong design intuition and a natural ability to empathize with different personas
  • You are a meticulous craftsperson with strong attention to detail
  • You know how to cut through to the essence of a problem and extract simplicity out of complexity
  • You are comfortable representing abstract concepts visually with workflows, wireflows, site maps, concept diagrams and other models.
  • You have good conceptual and big-picture design skills including: user experience architecture, information architecture. 
  • You have solid information design skills, and can create layouts that clearly communicate the right story.
  • You are adept at designing both macro and micro-interactions
  • You are up to speed in the latest design trends on both web and mobile
  • You have excellent verbal and written skills.  You are able to persuade others of your good ideas.
  • You are comfortable building rapid prototypes and scripting interactions to simulate the user experience
  • You are comfortable with user research and usability methods
  • You are positive and optimistic, with a constant thirst to learn and grow.
  • You can gracefully give and receive critical design feedback
  • You understand the strengths and limitations of modern web technologies
  • You are in tune with the latest interactive and visual design trends and thinking
  • You have a strong work ethic.  You have a solid process, while being focused on outcomes.


  • Visual design skills
  • Experience and aptitude at motion graphics
  • Experience in game design
  • Experience designing for cloud application software
  • Experience managing, mentoring and/or art directing other visual designers 

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