This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on October 14, 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.     

Legal Counsel, Trading & Supply – Houston ,TX 

Shell; Houston, TX, US

The responsibilities of this position are expected to include advising the North American Trading & Supply companies on transactions for the purchase and sale of crude oil, crude oil products and other commodities, as well as the transportation (pipeline, shipping, rail and road transport), storage and other handling of such products and related services, within the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin American countries. This position is expected to involve providing legal support for negotiations and drafting physical trading contracts, storage, terminalling as well as other infrastructure support agreements and providing legal advice on a wide range of other matters in a dynamic and expanding business model. Included in this effort would be providing general legal advice, reviewing and negotiating confidentiality agreements, guaranties, letters of credit and other similar agreements related to the trading and supply business.

This role requires the attorney to work on diverse matters effectively both independently and in conjunction with more senior attorneys on significant or complex (structured) transactions potentially involving multiple contracts, counterparties and stakeholders. An ability to identify and communicate significant risks succinctly to senior attorneys will be required. This attorney would be responsible for staying abreast of market terms and updating contract provisions as appropriate. There will also be special projects from time to time.

Providing legal support to other matters on an as-needed basis due to other attorneys availability and business requirements.

This position will require the attorney to become familiar with legislation and regulation impacting the trading and supply businesses (including derivatives reform, Commodity Exchange Act, climate change, and various transportation related regulations).

This position will require working closely as part of a team with attorneys providing similar support to the North American Trading & Supply businesses with respect to various trading matter to insure consistency and may provide backup support concerning such matters as time permits.
Experience with physical trading contracts, shipping matters and/or a background in secured transactions and financing transactions would be helpful. Familiarity with one or more of crude oil and crude oil products and master netting agreements and bankruptcy issues affecting trading companies would also be helpful.

The person selected must be self-motivated and thoughtful of colleagues at all levels. This position involves significant interaction with commercial, credit, finance, and contract administration groups and the attorney must be able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization; team working skills are critical.

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

Sr Recruiter – Technical and Staff 

Anadarko; The Woodlands, TX, US

Job Summary

This position will be part of the Human Resources department in The Woodlands, Texas corporate office and report to the Talent Acquisition Manager.  The Recruiter will partner with Hiring Managers and HR Business Partners to meet the recruiting needs for the Engineering, Land, Regulatory, Finance & Accounting and Administrative functions across the company.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of eight (8) years of human resources experience providing recruiting support in an agency or in-house capacity.

  • A savvy professional with the drive and skills required to innovate, create and execute
  • Excellent customer service skills and presence to effectively build relationships
  • Effectively communicate (written and verbal) to interact and interface with internal clients and external candidates
  • Possess refined interviewing techniques to draw relevant information from candidate
  • Respect and manage confidential information
  • Extremely organized to effectively manage multiple job openings in a high activity environment
  • Understand and utilize applicable employment laws in recruiting practices
  • Proficient computer skills with applications such as MS Office Suite, SAP, Taleo, SuccessFactors
  • Prior recruiting experience in Engineering, Land, Regulatory, Finance & Accounting or Administrative strongly preferred
  • Prior experience utilizing social media for recruiting purposes is preferred
  • Oil and gas industry experience preferred


  • Network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups and employees for top talent
  • Manage the use of agencies for open positions as appropriate
  • Develop and execute a recruiting plan for each open position
  • Clarify and develop job description with HR Business Partner / business client input
  • Clear understanding of technical role and skills needed for specific jobs
  • Actively source passive candidates through social media and networks
  • Pre-screen candidates to ensure minimum qualifications are met
  • Facilitate and coordinate on-site Interviewing process and Interview wrap-up meetings
  • Utilize advertising methods for openings as appropriate
  • Provide candidates with benefits overview and understanding of compensation package
  • Develop compensation recommendation for offer letters and send out to candidates
  • Assist as needed with pre-employment activities for the candidate
  • Attend recruiting events to brand Anadarko and source candidates
  • Manage social media for Talent Acquisition function to deliver recruitment messaging
  • Track and report accurate key metrics and communicate internally as appropriate
  • Lead or assist on assigned team projects

A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required; MBA or MS is a plus.

PHR/SHRM-CP, SPHR/SHRM-SCP, GPHR or relevant certification strongly preferred.

This position is not eligible for relocation.

Travel Requirements
The percentage of domestic travel required for this position is 0-15%.

Work Schedule
This office-based position is eligible for the 5/40 or 9/80 work schedule.

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

Technology Senior Consultant Job 

SuccessFactors; Dublin, CA, US


Within the Product & Innovation (P&I) board area, the mission of the Managed Cloud Delivery (MCD) organization is to run the HANA Enterprise Cloud and drive SAP HANA adoption and scale; provide Enterprise-class cloud offering for mission critical operations; and run real-time cloud platform, infrastructure, and managed services, focusing on fast time-to-value at reduced cost and risk.

Managed Cloud Delivery is delivering and running customers SAP Systems. We deliver services from all regions (EMEA/AMER/APJ/MEE) having a strong international focus and cultural diversity. Our organization is expanding its delivery and support team in the Americas time zone.


As Technical Senior Consultant you will be responsible for the:

  • Entire lifecycle management of assigned MCD Cloud customers to ensure contractual obligation and SLA requirements
  • Fully understand the MCD Cloud portfolio of products to support and ability to deliver service catalog offering; can also function as a “go-to” resource for within the team
  • As an SME (Subject Matter Expert) be a SPOC (Single Point of Contact) for at least one technology or platform (BI, BOBJ, BO DS, HEP, Fiori, Hybris, Solution Manager and S4 HANA) in the MCD Cloud portfolio as a technical expert
  • Ability to “jump into” critical customer down or severe performance situations and provide excellent technical expertise and troubleshooting skills
  • Understand MCD Cloud security compliancy and auditing requirements to ensure customer systems meet or exceed the operating standards at the technical layer
  • Collaborate with different teams from within the MCD organization and outside to ensure excellent customer satisfaction; this includes interfacing with customers
  • Work well independently when required and be an effective team player when needed
  • May be required to work on weekends, off-hours, and be on-call rotation; flexibility is a must
  • Excellent knowledge across SAP Products with good understanding of Cloud infrastructure (virtualization, storage and network technologies)
  • Continuous proactively provide technical improvements or efficiency for the team on managing MCD Cloud customer systems; need to have a passion for high customer satisfaction
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate and escalate issues
  • Ability to work under pressure and constantly add value to customer and within organization
  • Provide good technical documentation and be an owner of repository knowledge within your expert domain
  • Function as a Technical Landscape Owner (TLO) for customer systems and perform Basis duties to ensure stability, compliancy, and optimal performance operations.
  • Ability to assist the RCA team to investigate and perform root cause analysis
  • Volunteer or participate in SWAT team/Task Force in MCD organization on specialized technical topics such as Disaster Recovery in Cloud
  • Able to articulate technical details to non-technical audience such as customer with great clear and concise confidence


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Information Management
  • Solid know-how on SAP Technologies (SAP NetWeaver certification highly beneficial)
  • Experience in the key technical areas SAP BI, Cloud, Mobility, HANA DB, Sybase ASE and technical monitoring with SAP Solution Manager
  • Good knowledge of network and virtual technologies (load-balancer, virtual machine)
  • Linux/Windows scripting knowledge is a plus
  • Strong capabilities in the area of technical documentation.
  • Knowledge in Cluster Technologies (MSCS, EMC Autostart, Linux Pacemaker) is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in international and virtual teams
  • Capacity to continuously acquire new knowledge in an independent, proactive way
  • Good analytical and solution oriented thinking
  • Very good communication and networking skills
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Experience in working with cross-cultural teams or individuals
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams


  • 5+ years’ experience as Technical SAP Consultant (ABAP and Java basis administration) with respective certifications
  • Strong working knowledge in UNIX/Linux and Windows operating system platforms
  • Strong working knowledge in technical documentation and knowledge productization
  • Project member experience in an international environment

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