This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on December 02, 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 Data Scientist – Southern Region

Anadarko; The Woodlands, TX, US


  • 8+ years of experience is required
  • Ability to formulate and develop advanced discipline concepts in carrying out assignments.
  • Under minimal supervision, applies advanced aspects of professional discipline; makes recommendations on proposals, analyses and budgets; selects contractors/services, as applicable.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results and meet economic goals.
  • Has strong active interest in latest technology and shares technical knowledge with others.
  • Demonstrates a strong logical approach to risk decision making.
  • Has detailed experience within own discipline and has working knowledge of other disciplines as a result of teamwork with other employees.


  • Typically responsible for planning and completion of projects, including resource coordination.
  • Takes multidisciplinary approach to projects that involve a high degree of interaction between departments, using own experience and outside sources.
  • Develops, refines and implements value additions and quality in teams.
  • Volunteers to assist others within own business asset on projects or issues.
  • Takes a leadership role to ensure understanding and application of all company environmental, health and safety policies and principles.
  • Consistently completes projects and recommendations in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Works independently, making most decisions and referring major exceptions to management.
  • Initiates objectives and strategies for review.
  • Applies knowledge and experience to solve very complex problems using relevant information sources, including other departments.
  • May recommend changes to procedures as situation dictates.
  • Critically analyzes projects generated by others, integrates other disciplines, and is able to identify key elements of a project.


Bachelor’s Degree required in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Geoscience, Information Technology or related field

This position may be eligible for domestic relocation.

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

Work Schedule
This position is eligible for the 9/80 work schedule.

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

Refinery Materials Engineer

Chevron; Richmond, CA, US



  • Provides Materials Engineering consulting to inspectors, engineers, management, and operators. Provides consultation on materials selection, corrosion monitoring and control, remaining life assessment, and repair strategies.
  • Actively works to maintain open and clear communication between Reliability group, Process and Design Engineering, Operations, and Project Services. Facilitates cooperation among technical groups to improve reliability.
  • Participates in the planning and executing work plans for plant turnarounds and capital projects. Supports and updates plant corrosion/damage mechanism reviews as part of the PHA process, Metallurgical Reviews, and Risk-Based Inspection plans. Develops and reviews technical specifications relating to materials and corrosion.
  • Stewards corporate programs such as Wet H2S, Sulfidation, HTHA, and others. Ensure programs are accurate, up-to-date, and incorporated into the appropriate refinery equipment inspection plans.
  • Mentors inspectors, engineers, and others in materials technologies such as materials selection, welding and fabrication, and corrosion control.
  • Manages Level 2 and 3 Fitness for Service Assessments.
  • Works with other Materials Engineers in Chevron System to develop common tools, processes, and decision making criteria. Also works with larger Corporate and industry community for training, obtaining technical information needed for consultation, and staying current with the state of the art knowledge that may have application at the Refinery site.
  • Job necessitates driving on a routine basis

Required Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated 3+ years of experience in Refinery Materials Engineering or equivalent, including corrosion mechanism reviews, inspection practices and techniques, material properties, and repair techniques is required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is required.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, access internals of equipment, etc.
  • Proven ability to occasionally respond to emergency calls and work long associated hours, especially during turnaround events, occasionally on an unplanned basis.
  • Proven ability to work in and around operating facilities, manufacturer & testing sites, with occasional climbing and internal equipment access.
  • Domestic travel is required, roughly 5%, depending on assigned projects and experience level.
  • Job necessitates driving on a routine basis
  • Technical Aptitude
    – Demonstrated strong fundamentals in Materials Engineering consultation technical knowledge; materials selection, corrosion monitoring and control, failure analysis, interpretation of inspection data, and mechanical design.
    – Proven knowledgeable of Refinery Processes and fixed equipment damage mechanisms.
  • Customer Focus
    – Proven ability to understand and willingness to respond quickly to customer needs.
    – Proven ability to develop and maintain customer relationships.
  • Business Acuity
    – Proven ability to recognize and develop high value opportunities.
    – Demonstrated recognition of value from customers’ perspective.
  • Communication Skills
    – Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both written and orally.
    – Ability to give effective, influential presentations to a various audiences.
  • Teamwork
    – Proven to be a strong team player. Works effectively and cooperatively with others of varying technical and personal backgrounds.
    – Actively shares knowledge and skills with others.
    – Demonstrated ability to effectively work around conflicting attitudes of others.
    – Proven ability to work effectively in diverse international cultures.
  • Initiative and Organization
    – Proactive, self-starting work style.
    – Proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
    – Communicates to keep management and peers informed of work.
    – Strong aptitude to work in materials field.
  • Time Management
    – Proven ability to handle multiple high priority assignments for different customers simultaneously.
    – Proven ability to set realistic goals and fully complete work plans on schedule.
  • Demonstrated Chevron Way value and behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:


Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering or Corrosion is highly desirable

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

Big Data DevOps Engineer

SuccessFactors; Palo Alto, CA, US

* Maintain, enhance, and optimize the data pipeline in a highly available, scalable, and robust manner
* Provision, configure and deploy new infrastructure and services
* Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes
* Contribute to making our infrastructure simple, reliable, and easy to operate
* Maintain and enhance monitoring and alerting

* Experience in operations and Linux systems engineering in a cloud environment
* Mastery of a configuration management tool, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt
* Programming experience in Python or a similar language
* Experience with CI, Jenkins and Continuous Deployment
* Experience with WebApps and Nginx
* Experience with monitoring (Sensu, Nagios) and metrics (Graphite, Librato, statsd)
* Experience setting up and maintaining a Hadoop cluster
* Experience with data pipeline technologies, especially Kafka
* Experience with containers (Docker, LXC)
*  Ability to track down root causes and fix them in systematic ways
*  Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
*  Self-starter and results-oriented

* Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering.

Work Experience:
* 7 years of in-depth experience with Developering, planning, designing and executing systems-related projects within enterprise, hosting, and/or cloud-centric data centers
* 3 years of project management /management experience in fast paced environment

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