This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on January 21, 2015 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.     

Sr. Civil Structural Engineer 

Shell; Assen, Netherlands

In this role, the key challenge is to develop a detailed understanding of the basis for design, guidelines and fit-for-purpose engineering and research required for the full scale implementation of structural upgrading of buildings, industries and infrastructure taking into account the local environment and community. The project has a high non-technical risk and you’re expected to be able to manage this while still delivering results. Other responsibilities are:

– Review of technical engineering documents,
– Contribution to technical evaluation of bids
– Provision of technical support and advice for the full scale implementation of the Structural Upgrading measures.
– Coaching of junior engineers in the engineering team.

MSc / BSc in Civil and/or Structural Engineering preferably with experience related to dynamic analyses, earthquake engineering and/or geotechnical (soils, foundations) substantial experience in Oil and Gas projects (various project phases) with a large civil element.
– Experience with Eurocodes and International codes and standards.
– Knowledge of Finite Element Methods is preferred
– Able to work in a stressful environment with a lot of public interfaces
– Team player with enthusiastic and pro-active behaviour and the ability to deliver timely quality results as part of a team.
– In view of the work area and interfaces with public bodies fluent speaking and writing in Dutch is strongly preferred.
– Experience in both design and engineering with good knowledge about execution of Civil & Structural works.

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

Wireless Operations Engineer 

Conoco Philips; Bartlesville, OK, US


ConocoPhillips’ Information Technology (IT) provides technical services to the ConocoPhillips network.

The position reports to the Supervisor of Wireless Services and is responsible for designing, implementing and supporting a broad range of communications networks such as cellular, PTP, PMP, LMR, 802.11, Mesh, and SCADA.

This position will also have responsibility for leading and championing projects to implement a broad range of communications technologies and will contribute to setting global corporate standards for hardware, security, maintenance, and support.

Responsibilities may include:

Support various wireless technologies:

  • 802.11 access points
  • 802.11 Wireless Controllers
  • Cisco WCS systems
  • Radio tower site engineering
  • SCADA communications technologies
  • Mesh technologies
  • Point to Point links
  • Point to Multi Point links
  • Motorola LMR systems
  • Cellular in-building solutions and Modems
  • VSAT and SATCOM technologies


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • 5+ years of wireless technologies experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a project leadership role
  • Intermediate experience with antenna and feed line
  • Intermediate experience with Ethernet switching and routing
  • Intermediate experience with microwave link design, planning and troubleshooting
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel up to 25% to international and domestic locations
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work weekends and be on call


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Information Technology or other IT related field
  • CCNA or above
  • Project management training
  • Experience with Cisco controllers
  • Experience with 802.11 Standards
  • Experience with Cisco IOS CLI
  • Experience working in the Oil/Gas industry
  • Experience with Cisco Aps, WLCs, WCS, and Prime Infrastructure NCS WAN
  • Experience with DNS, DHCP, packet captures software, IP address/Subneting, and QOS
  • Experience with cellular in-building and enhancement systems such as DAS, BDA, Femtocell, COW
  • Experience working with SCADA communications networks
  • Experience working with Motorola single and multi-site LMR systems
  • Experience with radio tower design up to 300′ including loading, lighting, and alarms
  • Experience with initiating, modifying, auditing and maintaining FCC and FAA licenses
  • Familiar with R56 grounding standards
  • Link-profiling and RF propagation software experience
  • Team player able to work collaboratively in a small engineering group to deliver global solutions
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering results while maintaining a safe environment
  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment
  • Analyzes issues and understands their business impact

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of January 23, 2015.
Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

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

Lead User Experience Designer Job 

SuccessFactors; Reston, VA, US

Work isn’t simply about earning a paycheck. It’s the way you pursue interesting professional challenges, seek new rewards, and help change the world. If you want to work for a company that offers job mobility, a strong growth outlook, and opportunities to make a difference in the world, join us at SAP.

SAP is at the center of today’s technology revolution, developing innovations that not only help our customers run at their best, but also improve the lives of people everywhere.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to HR Direct (Americas: [email protected], APJ: [email protected], EMEA:[email protected]). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: ERP, SAP, User Experience, Technology

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