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Senior Petroleum Engineer

Job Details

Hiring Organization WSP
Post Name Senior Petroleum Engineer
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77084

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines.

To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skill sets, backgrounds, and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure.

This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, training, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks, and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming, and equitable work environment.

Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Petroleum Engineer for our Houston, TX, or Baton Rouge, LA offices. 

Be involved in projects with our Underground Storage Team in WSP’s Energy group and work for a growing organization that meets our client’s energy storage needs through engineering, project management, and execution as part of our Regulatory Engineering and Geologic Services (REGS) team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Regulatory Engineering & Geological Services Team supports clients with subsurface geological and engineering concerns for site selection, feasibility, permitting and petitioning of underground injection control wells for nonhazardous/hazardous waste injection and carbon sequestration. The team also interacts regularly with state and federal regulatory agencies on behalf of our clients.
  • Support industrial waste disposal and carbon sequestration projects. Project sites are located across the U.S.
  • Comfortable working with subsurface uncertainty.
  • Develop and review regulatory documentation developed for various underground injection control wells.
  • Provide expertise in a broad range of petroleum engineering activities related to underground storage and other porous media applications, including but not limited to the reservoir, drilling, and completions.
  • Directly perform engineering evaluations and analyses such as volumetrics, reservoir characterization, and deliverability and flow calculations in a variety of depositional scenarios for commodities such as natural gas, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and disposal liquids.
  • The interface between Regulatory Geological Services Team and Drilling, Mechanical Integrity Testing, and Workover Groups.
  • Participate in feasibility studies, supports drilling activities (remotely), support regulatory compliance issues, and other duties as assigned.
  • Act as primary contact with a client and regulating agencies on small and medium-sized projects.
  • Complete high-quality deliverables on time within the project scope of work and budgeted hours.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of geologists, engineers, CAD specialists, and administrative assistants to deliver successful projects
  • Other duties as assigned.

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals, and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion about you joining our team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience working as a petroleum reservoir or drilling engineer.
  • 5+ years of experience with regular and sustained client and subcontractor engagement.
  • Experienced with technical writing and developing large technical documents.
  • Experienced with good design, well construction, downhole monitoring instrumentation, and drilling operations.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites, client and regulator offices, industry conferences, etc.  Travel is expected to be < 10%. 
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures (DO NOT DELETE THIS REQUIREMENT)
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, and drug/alcohol and harassment policies (DO NOT DELETE THIS REQUIREMENT)
  • This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employees may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. ” should be included as a basic qualification.
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Drilling experience for deep good injection and/or petroleum exploration/development.
  • Familiarity or experience with well testing and reservoir modeling.
  • A wastewater injection well experience, Class I programs, EOR with either water floods or carbon dioxide, or others.
  • Permitting experience in Underground Injection Control (UIC) experience.
  • Project management experience and training with multidisciplinary teams and multiple external stakeholders.
  • Professional Engineering (petroleum) license or EIT in Texas and/or Louisiana with availability to apply by comity to other states as needed.
  • PMP certification is a plus.

Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 25%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: HOUSTON – PARK ROW
  • All locations: US-TX-Houston

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors, and construction management, professionals.

WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water, and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile, and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals, and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status. The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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