This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on December 09, 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 Executive Assistant – Global LNG 

Anadarko; The Woodlands, TX, US

Job Summary:
This is a highly visible position tasked with providing administrative support for the Executive Vice President, Global LNG.


  • A minimum of ten years of related administrative support experience is required.
  • Experience supporting an executive or experience in an oil and gas environment strongly preferred.
  • A demonstrated proficiency in advanced usage of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, -Access, Internet Explorer and Outlook).
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this position, a demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism is critical.
  • Accuracy, efficiency and discretion must be exercised in this position at all times.
  • The successful candidate must be able to effectively interface with diverse groups of people, both internal and external to the company.
  • International travel experience; visa and passport applications as well as creating detailed itineraries

Other essential skills include:

  • The ability to communicate effectively through both written word and verbal delivery.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to set priorities, multi-task, as well as the ability to perform duties with minimal supervision is required.
  • The ability to effectively organize and prioritize work for multiple departments and navigate organization complexities while demonstrating strong influencing and collaboration skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as proven project management and problem-solving/analytical skills.
  • This position requires an individual who is professional, articulate and possesses a strong sense of initiative to anticipate potential needs.
  • Serve as a liaison between executive staff and other departments, maintain database integrity, work independently to meet deadlines and complete projects.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including occasional nights and weekends.


  • Provide advanced and diverse administrative support to the Executive Vice President, Global LNG
  • Maintain smooth operation of the office
  • First point of contact for company executives and employees, as well as external guests/entities
  • Schedule meetings, conferences, events and catering (both internal and external) utilizing a wide array of resources and electronic media
  • Screen and direct calls appropriately
  • Prepare, submit and track expense reports/pcard
  • Order office supplies, business cards and stationary
  • Handling incoming/outgoing departmental mail; coordinate internal office moves with facilities
  • Create and generate reports, presentations, miscellaneous correspondence and spreadsheets as required
  • Maintain both electronic and hard copy files
  • Coordinate and book travel as needed
  • Apply and maintain visa/passports
  • Other duties as assigned

High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree preferred.

This position is not eligible for domestic or international relocation.

Travel Requirements:
The are no travel requirements for this position.

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

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

Contracts Analyst 

Chevron; London, UK

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


  • Strong experience of working in contracts for either crude oil or product cargoes and natural gas in Europe.
  • Generate contracts/respond to contracts received from customers for our purchase of crude and products cargoes.
  • Liaise and negotiate agreeable contract terms with counterparts, state companies and partners.
  • Administer all contract work from initiation through to completion.
  • Review and recommend amendments to customer general provisions as necessary.
  • Work closely with various departments such as Trading, Operations, Finance, Legal, Credit and Tax.
  • Support Natural Gas Europe (NGE) a section of GSAT in S&T. Active in UK, Denmark & Netherlands.
  • Work in a fast moving commercial environment, agreeing priorities and workload in line with business needs & expectations.
  • Support the NGE Commercial team to negotiate and execute new gas contracts (EFET Master Agreement +Appendices, Gas Supply Agreements & Physical Swap Agreements).

Required Qualifications: 


  • Strong experience of working in contracts for either Crude oil, Product cargoes and Natural Gas in Europe.
  • Due to the size of the team, the candidate will need to be proficient within a short space of time with minimal training.
  • Knowledge and experience in Word and Outlook.
  • Customer-focused with good planning and organizational skills.
  • A team player with strong interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • Knowledge in contracting standards:
  • Gas pipeline infrastructure network.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Proactive – Can do attitude.
  • Ability to represent Chevron externally to counterparts.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Good understanding of Incoterms.

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

Developer Job 

SuccessFactors; Boston, MA, US

Purpose and Objectives

The SAP HANA text analysis team combines the talents of computational linguists and skilled software engineers to deliver best-of-breed text analysis capabilities in all major languages. The team’s strategic focus is the development of natural-language processing (NLP) functionality for the SAP HANA Platform for Healthcare and Life Sciences, the central component of our newly formed product unit for healthcare. By combining structured and unstructured data for comprehensive analytical processes, the platform will function as an integration point for many diverse health-related applications and will form the foundation of SAP’s solutions for personalized medicine.

We are looking for computational linguists at our location in Cambridge, MA to develop healthcare-focused NLP components in multiple languages, with initial focus on English, French and German.

Expectations and Tasks

  • Researches and implements new functionality in the healthcare space
  • Assumes ownership of one or more functionality areas
  • Creates, maintains and augments machine-readable dictionaries, grammar rules and parsing algorithms
  • Develops and maintains tools for the automation and support of linguistic tasks
  • Enhances the accuracy of our technologies in line with established quality metrics
  • Optimizes the performance of core engines to achieve breakthrough results

Work Experience

  • Experience with medical NLP functionality strongly preferred
  • Experience with regex languages and finite state automata for NLP applications
  • Experience developing named entity recognition functionality or in-depth knowledge of other text-based linguistic applications
  • Experience working in a production-oriented development environment
  • Agile/SCRUM development processes

Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies

  • Minimum of B.A. in Computational Linguistics or equivalent and 2+ years of experience in the NLP industry, or M.A. in Computational Linguistics or equivalent
  • Native or near-native knowledge of French or German, in addition to English
  • Strong background in syntax and morphology
  • Proficiency in at least one data manipulation language (Perl or Python preferred)
  • Understanding of statistical approaches to NLP (e.g., Bayesian algorithms, HMMs, SVMs, supervised or unsupervised learning)
  • Familiarity with UNIX® environments

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