This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on November 25, 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 Services Manager – Global Project Services  

Anadarko; The Woodlands, TX, US

Job Summary
Anadarko is looking for a Business Services Manager to support the execution of the Anadarko Mozambique Area 1 (AMA1) Gas Development Project, including contracting and procurement, project controls, data and information management and coordination of legal and accounting support.  All work under this role shall be completed in accordance with all applicable laws and international standards as determine by the project owners and governmental agencies.

This position reports to the Global Project Services Manager (Indirect to Mozambique Facilities Project Director) in The Woodlands.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in a construction or engineering environment within the oil and gas industry. Specific experience and expertise in the following is required:

  • Experience in risk management, developing advanced level analysis, understanding of earned value management, experience with value engineering as well as trending, claims, forecasting and contract negotiations.
  • Strong leadership and problem solving capabilities with ability to manage a broad spectrum of business activities under stressful conditions.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management and project controls principles and concepts.
  • Proficient with project management tools, i.e., planning, cost management and risk management.
  • Effective communication skills – listening, verbal and written.  Fluent oral and written knowledge of English is required.
  • Responsible and accountable working to high performance standards.
  • Experience supporting LNG and /or mega Deep-Water projects is preferred.


Other Qualifications

  • Ability to pass Company physical, drug screen and background security check.
  • Must possess a passport.
  • Must be willing to travel periodically as required including to Europe, Africa and other project locations, as needed.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct activities of the Business Services Team to create and implement the appropriate work processes and practices to meet the demands of the project for all locations, including suppliers and contractors as appropriate.
  • Develop, implement and manage effective project controls, including cost, budget, schedule, risk, contract administration and document control.
  • Establish risk management protocols and procedures, prepare reports required for risk assessment and assess risk occurrence as it pertains to probability, budget and schedule impacts.
  • Establish reporting criteria, content and format for monthly project status reports and quarterly presentations to executive management.
  • Provide reports and analysis to internal and external customers on an as needed basis.
  • Any other tasks as required by the Mozambique Facilities Project Director.
  • Maintain AMA1 reputation.
  • Enhance corporate image and promote goodwill.

Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Project Management or related field is required. A Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred.

Certificate of Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, or similar industry recognized training is a plus.

The percentage of domestic and international travel required for this position is 10% – 25

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

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

Patent Agent  

Chevron; Houston, TX, US

Position Overview:

Leads Chevron Business Units in developing an Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio, and in particular a patent portfolio, that provides competitive advantage for Chevron while maintaining Intellectual Property risk mitigation practices to substantially reduce the risk to Chevron’s businesses. Collaborates with department-level Intellectual Property managers and coordinators in partnership with Chevron IP attorneys to design, adapt and deploy processes that will ensure appropriate management of Chevron’s intellectual property.

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


  • Maintains knowledge of Chevron’s patent portfolio and of competitors’ patenting activities in connection with one or more selected technologies such as:
    • Exploration – Geoscience, including seismic data interpretation and imaging
  • Supports (in some instances may include organizing and leading) regular invention disclosure review meetings with the relevant business.
  • Exercises and maintains authoritative technical knowledge of Chevron technologies for assigned technology area(s).
  • Develops and implements Intellectual Property Strategies for managing Chevron innovations, intellectual property portfolios, and trade secrets for assigned technology area(s).
  • Maintains an understanding of third party patents relevant to Chevron’s businesses and assists IP attorneys with freedom-to-operate studies.
  • Leads and organizes efforts to identify inventions and develop invention disclosures. Assists inventors with the writing and submittal of invention disclosures, instructs inventors in legal requirements for a patentable invention and advises on research data needed to support patentability of Chevron inventions.
  • Critically reviews and evaluates Chevron invention disclosures. Performs technical analysis of Chevron’s inventions and conducts, directs and evaluates patentability searches.
  • Exercises knowledge of U.S. and foreign patent laws and procedures.
  • Independently prepares Chevron patent applications and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications to maximize protection and value for Chevron inventions.
  • Provides technical reviews and support for freedom-to-operate assessments, IP enforcement matters, and external publications.
  • Initiates and maintains effective communications with researchers, business leaders and legal colleagues.
  • Leads, organizes and/or supports patent committee meetings to facilitate portfolio management.
  • Assists with the collection of patent filing statistics and other department metrics to assess performance of IP Legal support.
  • Works well with teams in a fast-paced environment.

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, the geosciences or comparable scientific discipline.
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in 2011 or earlier.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution activities, preferably in a law firm environment.
  • Advanced degree in physics, the geosciences or comparable scientific discipline.
  • Substantial experience in drafting and prosecuting applications directed to inventions in the seismic data interpretation and/or imaging.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will 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.

Systems Developer – Fabric Job 

SuccessFactors; Palo Alto, CA, US

* Support of next gen hardware and software infrastructure for HANA cloud computing initiatives
* Excellent programming skills in at least one of C/C++, Java, Python or NodeJS.
* Drive the evaluation and adoption of emerging High Availability technologies in support of HANA cloud computing initiatives
* Engage with HANA development team to incorporate next generation/cloud-based technologies into platform/product
* Drive the investigation and specification of system solutions involving the integration of multiple layers of the SAP stack, including applications, database, system software, and hardware.
* Work with systems engineers for engineering definition and “hands on” engineering and development activities
* Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering.
* World-class innovator, deep understanding, and hands-on comfort with hardware systems, building fault tolerant and fault resilient systems.
* Understanding of Database Developerure and fault management systems.
* Experience with hardware and software failure modes and mitigation.
* Experience with development of replication (system, storage) and deep understanding of synchronous and asynchronous techniques and relative merits.
* Understanding of various memory technologies, their failure models, distributed systems and building fault resilience in distributed scale-out systems of large scale.
* Demonstrated capability to triage and multitask effectively under pressure.
* Willingness to interact extensively with customers to assist with implementation/netwok
* Technical project management experience
* 2+ years of in-depth experience with Developering, planning, designing and executing systems-related projects within enterprise, hosting, and/or cloud-centric data centers
* Experienced working in a fast paced environment developing enterprise software.

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