Drilling Engineering Manager in Austin, TX

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Parsley Energy   •  

Austin, TX 78701

Industry: Energy & Utilities


11 - 15 years

Posted 56 days ago


The Drilling Engineering Manager is responsible for managing, supervising and providing strong leadership to the Drilling Engineers in the Drilling Department. The Drilling Engineering Manager is a member of the management team that will plan, develop and execute the drilling and exploration program.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the design and execution of the drilling of horizontal wells on multi well pads and extended reach laterals (>12,500').
  • Manage the optimization of drilling operations to provide cycle time reductions, reduction in costs and increased operational efficiency.
  • Establish and negotiate performance based service contracts based on footage, turnkey and bonus pricing mechanisms for optimal efficiency.
  • Effectively foster a collaborative environment with field leadership.
  • Monitor the drilling industry and publications for new ideas and techniques.
  • Work collaboratively with Geology, Completions, Reservoir, Procurement, Land and Production Operations groups to implement new projects and execute the drilling program.
  • Assist in preparation of management presentations and quarterly reviews.
  • Project Management - assign, direct and evaluate projects to the drilling team.
  • Provide strong, consistent leadership to safely and efficiently execute operations while striving for industry leading performance.
  • Manage program budgets by providing accurate and timely cost projections.
  • Report to executive management in regard to performance, costs, accomplishments and challenges.

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Ability to direct the management and simplification of large amounts of data - analyze, interpret and integrate data from a wide variety of sources including daily drilling reports, directional surveys, mud reports, rig operations, AFE and budgets, and geologic data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills utilizing sound engineering principles.
  • Hands on knowledge of drilling rigs, support equipment, drilling plans and design.
  • Technical aptitude for reporting and accounting software.
  • Takes initiative to gather data for problem solving and analysis.
  • Industry training a plus including: well control, K&M, Murchison, casing design, directional, OSHA.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages the drilling engineering team in Austin.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will also work in outside weather conditions. The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, cold weather, extreme heat, and vibration.

Physical Demands:

This is largely a sedentary role: However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The worker is also required to have close visual acuity for viewing a computer terminal, reading, transcribing, and preparing and analyzing data and figures.

Position type and expected hours of work:

This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the "core" work hours. Employee will also be "on-call" for questions and engineering/technical related issues related to drilling operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Some out of area and overnight travel to additional company locations. No more than 20% per year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering with at least 10+ years of experience with horizontal drilling, rig site management and supervision.

Valid Through: 2019-10-17