This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

on February 03, 2016 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.      

Laboratory Technician – Catalyst Laboratory 

Chevron; Richmond, CA, US


This position is specific to work activities pertaining to the Experimental Systems Unit-Catalyst Laboratory. The Laboratory Technician has a thorough knowledge and understanding of safe laboratory work practices and is responsible for conducting routine lab work including synthesis, and wet chemistry and preparation of catalyst samples.

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

  • Prepares laboratory size catalysts on specialized equipment for mixing, extruding drying and calcining.
  • Prepares small catalyst samples for analytical inspections, micro-unit or pilot plant testing.
  • Prepares complex metal solutions.
  • Performs metal separation and purification procedures by solvent extraction.
  • Performs physical tests on laboratory and commercial catalysts.

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years laboratory experience.
  • Experience in wet chemistry procedures and analytical techniques.
  • Good communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in separating and purifying metals from complex solutions.
  • Synthesis of catalyst materials.
  • Familiarity with computer controlled equipment, spreadsheets and word processing.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

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

Business Performance Analyst

Shell; Houston, TX, US

Job Description:

The Business Analyst sits within Motiva Business Operations and is a key contributor to the Business Performance team. The Business Performance team is tasked with providing the Motiva Fuels Sales and Marketing (FSM) organization professional analytical, business planning, sales team deal support, and oversees Motiva’s remaining real estate portfolio. The team is also accountable for developing FSM’s go to market channel strategy and establishing plans and tactics to deliver. The team is also a key contributor to Motiva’s ongoing strategy work.\

  • Perform analysis of business results, plan achievement and expense management. Proactively identify opportunities, trends, learnings and recommend changes
  • Support region and market level budgeting, planning and implementation activities through the development and use of tracking tools i.e. scorecard achievement and development.
  • Prepare and present thorough accurate reporting (written, electronic and oral) supported by well thought-out, economics-based business cases.
  • Manage Market Sales Post & Non Post Closing Obligations o Reconcile, review and validate quarterly & year-end true ups o Monitor, review, and validate monthly tank pull obligations o Drive understanding of fields knowledge of customers agreement obligations
  • Proactively research external data and gather marketplace intelligence regarding competitors and proactively review industry news & performance
  • Provide value-added by focusing and using industry market research and standards to benchmark current processes, translate them into actionable information, and enable overall business performance improvement for Retail
  • Implement market performance analysis with various tactics (e.g. aspirational growth, pricing, etc.)
  • Interface with various Retail groups (e.g., Sales and Operations, Ops Support, Pricing, Marketing, Finance and Network)
  • Assist in special projects
  • Super User for Business Intelligence application &. Business team.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum (3) three years in a business analyst role or similar in a fast paced industry.
  • Highly proficient with Excel.
  • Proven experience preparing and presenting thorough accurate reporting (written, electronic and oral) supported by well thought-out, economics-based business cases
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have the ability to successfully complete Microsoft Office skills test.
  • Strong general computer software competencies and possess the ability to easily adapt to new software and technology

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

Cloud Ops Business Associate Job

SuccessFactors; Washington DC, US

Within the HCM Cloud Delivery organization, the Cloud Ops Sales Support team assumes SAP-wide ownership for contractual deviations pursuant to SAAS and Cloud Operations and operational related sales support inquiries. The Cloud Ops Sales Support team aligns with internal stakeholders to ensure education, policies and procedures are maintained.It is your task as a SAAS and Cloud Ops expert to support the Sales organization with information that notifies, advises and updates the team on best practices in serving the customer while adhering to company policy and procedures. The position is a unique opportunity to develop and grow

your talents and utilizes your solution expertise in a global role coping with both, business and technology.

Global Job Summary:
* Executes operational tasks independently and deals with sales queries. Gains a good knowledge of standard processes and related transactions.

* Maintains good relationship with external and internal customers.
* Cooperation and Communication with internal and external customers
* Preparation of process documentation / working instructions
* Supporting other team members as back up
* Support projects and/or Improvement activities
* Participates in quarterly sales resolution
* Support sales with customer contract activities which includes addressing business operational inquiries and review of deviation of standard contractual language for compliance
* Contract Validation: Work closely with internal Sales, Pricing, and Revenue Recognition teams during the drafting and negotiation process.
* Anticipate problems and initiate actions to resolve using professional concepts, company policies and procedures
* Drive efficiency and process improvements. Support on projects, reporting and monitoring activities.
* Review and interpret software contracts terms and conditions, and be able to confirm validity and accuracy according internal policies.
* On time process of sales inquiry via the Business Operations Sales Support alias
* Generate credit justification to Finance for customer initiate SLA credit request
* Support Sales teams on customer records, billing research and general queries.
* Provide post-sales support
* Answering internal and external queries regarding Service Level Agreement
* Drive efficiency and process improvements. Support on projects, reporting and monitoring activities.
* Archiving and maintaining all contractual documentation
* Perform quality assurance and business/IT process improvement activities in support of Data Center Operations. Identify gaps in current process and recommend steps to minimize risk
* Work with Quality Assurance team to schedule Data Center and Security audits. -Manage and maintain –Maintain Data Center Operations JAM site and update Cloud Operations Guide as required
* Evaluate changes in Data Center Operations services and assist with data gathering to justify pricing changes and/or new SKU’s to RevRec that better align with our Data Center SaaS Offerings
* Experience working within a shared service center and/or operations related field is an advantage
* 3 to 5 years of experience in operations or business management role
* Advanced written and spoken English skills

* Successfully completed Secondary Education
* Bachelor´s degree (Business/Accounting field)
* Fluent in English with excellent communication skills.
* Team player
* Extremely detail-oriented, organized and with strong follow-up skills
* Must be able to multitask, prioritize and solve problems with little direct supervision

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