Sr. Drilling Engineer

Parsley Energy   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 242 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Essential functions:

  • Horizontal well design, planning, strategy, implementation and execution.
  • Plan, develop and execute the drilling plan for each well and Rig under their supervision.
  • Monitor, direct and advise the Superintendent and Well site Manager in the day to day drilling operations.
  • 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 schedule and drilling program.
  • 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; to understand and improve the results of the drilling program in order to optimize and generate new initiatives, techniques, procedures, innovations, cost savings, cycle time reductions and enhance and develop new opportunities.
  • Assist in preparation of management presentations and quarterly reviews,
  • Project Management: 2-3 drilling rigs under each Engineer’s watch.

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills utilizing sound engineering principles.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a multi-disciplined team including Geologists, Landmen, Engineers, and Technicians.

Supervisory responsibilities: None.

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, 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.

Travel:Some out of area overnight travel and extended stays could be required, including rig sites, contractor’s facilitates, professional conferences and seminars, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering with a focus on Drilling Engineering.
  • 5-10 years' experience, with at least two years of onsite Horizontal drilling rig site management and supervision.