This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on August 12, 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.     

Business Analyst – IT Retail Systems 

Chevron; Makati, Philippines

Job Description: 

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Business Analyst – IT Retail Systems located in Makati City, Philippines through August 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The IT Business Analyst role is under the Retail Systems Support (RSS) located in Manila. The team is part of International Sites and Card (IS&C) of Downstream and Chemicals IT. IS&C deploy, manage and support the IT Systems that enable our retail business and card marketing operations in AP and AMEP regions. The primary role is to provide Level 2 support (production and testing and integration) of the retail back office system (Envoy/NAMOS), iPayment, Point of Sale and other peripheral system. Because of the diversity and the complexity of systems supported in AP region basically stemming from various in-country business requirements and market conditions, it is critical that the candidate is able to grasp new business processes, rapidly assess needs, fluently translate business requirements, and be able to effectively lead and manage stakeholders to a successful outcome.

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


  • Provides Level 2 technical support for retail and card systems e.g., Point of Sale (POS), EPS (Express Payment System), Fuel Management Solutions, International Fleet Card System, Back Office System (BOS) and Head Office System (HOS) in the supported countries in AP.
  • Resolves technical issues, acts as escalation point and conducts deeper level of investigation and works with service providers for resolution.
  • Plans and performs tests in support of retail and card systems on replacement and new release update.
  • Builds relationships with business users, 3rd party vendors and understands business issues and challenges; acts as liaison between SME/vendors and the business users.
  • Manages vendors at working level, delivery schedule, issue and risk management.
  • Works closely with the Product Managers, SMEs, In-Country RAs in the planning, deriving system requirement specification based on business requirement.

Required Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, MIS or other relevant fields.
  • At least 3+ years’ experience in retail environment particularly in solutions development, retail automation and production support
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication skills – written and oral
  • Strong stakeholder engagement
  • Highly customer focused and results-oriented; ability to work independently while producing quality output.
  • Highly motivated and self-starter
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-IT-discipline and multi-cultural environment
  • Effective data analysis and detail oriented in order to draw meaningful and logical conclusions
  • Software Testing skills – ability to write test strategies, test plans, test scenarios/scripts and execute them
  • Ability to manage operational matters and track issues on a daily basis requiring immediate disposition
  • Knowledge and/or exposure to Chevron retail and card systems, business processes and operations are desired.

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

Fuels Scientist/Greenhouse Gas Intensity Assessment Technologist 

Shell; Houston, TX, US

Job Description:

With the increasing demand for carbon emissions reduction, there is a growing need for technically sound, transparent and consistent carbon intensity (CI) analysis of Shell products and/or processes in many Shell Businesses. Proper understanding of the carbon footprints of different products and processes, which include all CO2 emissions on a cradle to grave or Well-to-Wheel (WtW) basis is crucial for:

    • Regulatory advice and negotiations with governments, NGOs, OEMs and other stakeholders
    • Forward business planning (investment strategies, competitor benchmarking, management of regulatory exposure and gap analysis)
    • Customer communications (e.g. environmental CVPs)
  • The credibility of Shell as a trusted source of knowledge, information and expertise will be a critical enabler for business success in a carbon-constrained world. This credibility will depend on establishing transparent, consistent and scientifically robust advocacy positions.

    The Greenhouse Gas Intensity Assessment Technologist (GIAT) was created in 2008 to ensure effective, efficient and consistent delivery of WtW carbon intensity analysis for the Shell Group. The overall GIAT program covers:
    (i) the development and assessment of fundamental life cycle analysis methodologies,
    (ii) performing specific cradle-to-grave or WtW case studies for Shell businesses
    (iii) the provision of technical support to internal and external advocacy in the WtW/Life cycle analysis (LCA) area.

    The primary purpose of this role includes the following:

    • Define and manage the project deliverables against agreed time lines and budgets
    • Agree on work proposals and delivery plans for identified project elements with Delivery Manager and activity leaders: detailed delivery, timing and costs
    • Monitor and steer project progress: overall delivery, timing and spend and report back to Delivery Manager. Flag deviations from plan and, if appropriate, agree new targets and revise project plan
    • Prepare material to defend, demonstrate and report project progress to stakeholders, e.g. at quarterly reviews
    • Review and approve reports according to the Fuels Quality procedure FQA17
    • Develop and maintain close relationships with key senior internal stakeholders, primarily Group CO2 and workstream business managers.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of key global legislative issues related to CO2 WtW, particularly with respect to the EU and US
    • Provide technical advice, including technical reports, on CO2 WtW issues to key internal stakeholders
    • Monitor key LCA developments or publications from academia, OEMS, NGOs and industry to provide technical insights and deploy emerging ways of conducting LCA analysis
    • Represent Shell on external technical bodies and expert committees relevant to carbon intensity and CO2 WtW/LCA activities
    • Develop and maintain close relationships with key external stakeholders to further Group technical advocacy activities, including key academics and OEMs
    • Publish LCA work in scientific journals and present at international conferences to enhance Shell’s reputation for providing robust LCA analysis based on sound science
    • Provide technical coaching for GIAT members
    • Work to high Health, Safety and Environmental standards
    • Develop own competencies and help others within the team to develop theirs
    • Harvest innovative ideas from external institutions

     Desired Skills:

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or hold a valid work visa that does not require sponsorship in order to legally work full-time in the United States
    • Bachelors Degree in process engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering or related field
    • Masters Degree in Engineering is preferred or equivalent R&D experience
    • Experience in CO2 WtW/ life cycle analysis
    • Good experience in project management
    • Good understanding of complex industrial processes and some exposure to renewable energy technologies is preferred
    • Prior experience of the delivery of project-based activities in a research and development environment
    • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and ability to work in a multi-discipline team, spread over different locations, operating to demanding technical targets and deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to work directly with other corporate functions, particularly non-technical, to deliver solutions
    • Experience representing a corporation on external bodies or committees

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

Senior Application Engineer Job

Success Factors; San Francisco, CA, US



• Driving build and operational requirements for release and integration into the Cloud

• Working cross functionality to build and develop new products, tools and technologies

geared toward the success of the Cloud

• Collaborate with release and engineering teams to ensure requirements and

enhancement goals are met for Operations

• Participate in Capacity Planning and ensure scalability of the Cloud environment

• Drive performance issues out of Operations, in collaboration with various internal


• Work on developing solutions to SAP software and operational environments.

• Work with and lead swat teams to troubleshoot, debug and deploy SAP software

applications, modifications, customizations, and datacenter software as part of the issue

identification and resolution process, owning the problem end to end.

• Identify and correct issues that have resulted from integrations, customizations, and


• Train junior operations engineers to problem solve and manage the assigned software

in the SAP Cloud.

• Work with and enhance tools, operational processes and knowledge centers to ensure

smooth and consistent operations.


• Masters’s Degree in a Computer Science or related field + 1 Year of Experience or

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field + 5 years of equivalent professional

experience in Java/J2EE based server-side application developing, troubleshooting, and

supporting an enterprise application

• Must have a strong understanding of the Unix/LINUX operating system

• Understands the principles of Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns

• Solid understanding of Java, J2EE, Spring, Struts, JSPs, Servlets and XML.

• Understands database (Oracle database preferred), SQL, PL/SQL

• Understands front-end technologies including HTML, DHTML, CSS and JavaScript

• Knowledge of major J2EE servlet container or application servers: Tomcat, Jboss,

Weblogic and Web Servers

• Familiarity with various Integrated Development Environments (IDE), such as Eclipse

• Must have a good understanding of the Unix/LINUX operating system

• Knowledge of JEE deployment process and the ability to build applications using

automated tools like Apache Ant, Maven etc is a plus.

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