This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on May 13, 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.   

Tax Manager – Tax Reporting 

Anadarko; The Woodlands, TX, US

Job Summary
This position is located in Anadarko’s corporate headquarters in The Woodlands, TX and is part of the Tax Reporting Team.

The ideal candidate for this position must possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of tax accounting experience in upstream oil and gas is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of tax experience is required.
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Experience in managing and developing staff, and be comfortable working with other groups both inside and outside the Tax Department.

The primary job functions for this position will include:

  • Prepare preliminary tax provisions and footnote disclosures in 10Q and 10K filing for a multinational publicly traded corporation and two publicly traded master limited partnerships.
  • Manage periodic budgeting and forecasting activities.
  • Assist with research and analysis for specific transactions.
  • Help implementing strategy and policy set by management.
  • Review financial statements prepared for international locations.
  • Manage tax based balance sheets and help with the improvement of such items.

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Management required. Master’s Degree preferred.

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

CPA preferred

This position is not eligible for domestic or international relocation.

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

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

Senior Production Technologist 

Shell; Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Job Description: 

To provide a full range of professional Production Technologist services to the Sabah Deepwater Development team. Effectively and efficiently deliver Production Technologist products to help meet business objectives. Coach, mentor and help to develop the capabilities of peers and colleagues. Contribute to Production Technologist discipline health and business improvements.

  • 1. Support well delivery and startup, conceptual well design and Wells Reservoir and Facilities Management (WRFM) plan delivery going forward.
  • Supervise/coach two or more Production Technologist staff.
  • Support overall well integrity management

Desired Skills:

  • A minimum of 10 years line experience.
  • Worked in a project delivery or/an asset development team
  • Demonstrated competence in Wells Resevoir and Facilities Management (WRFM) activities as per the standard practice table including exposure to Operations Excellence and WRFM Minimum Standards compliance.
  • Significant experience of offshore well construction, with exposure to subsea well design and operations an advantage.
  • Demonstrable completion design experience with particular emphasis on sand prediction and control
  • Exposure to production system management, flow assurance and process engineering an advantage
  • Waterflood design and management experience
  • Some supervisory/coaching experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of well integrity management

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

User Experience Design Specialist Job  

SuccessFactors; San Francisco, CA, US

As a member of our User Experience team, you will push your creative, problem-solving and people skills to the fullest.  You will work closely with product managers, development leads and other designers and user researchers.  You will study end-users to understand their problems, generate breakthrough design concepts and craft them into buildable solutions.  You will create interactive prototypes as needed to simulate the experience, and validate your solutions with users. You will provide detailed interaction specifications and support engineers through the development phase, to make sure what you designed is built.

Why is SuccessFactors a great place for design?
•  We have strong executive support for world-class user experience
• You will collaborate with a fun, supportive and highly talented team of UX colleagues
• We dedicate time to advanced UX-driven innovation projects
• Our software helps thousands of companies and millions of people be more successful
• We are a highly successful, fast-growing company with a “no jerks” policy that really works
• Our standards are high.  We strive for not just “pretty good” design, but breakthrough solutions.
• We are always striving to improve.  Whatever level your level, we will challenge and grow you as a designer

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.
• 1 year 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.