Decommissioning Engineer USO
Chevron Environmental Mgmt Co - Covington, LA

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron Environmental Management Company (EMC) is a key resource to domestic and international OPCOs responsible for providing technical, consulting and project management services for onshore and offshore decommissioning and remediation work. The scope of Gulf of Mexico offshore decommissioning includes pipeline abandonment (in-place and removal schemes), single-well caisson removal, conductor severing and removal, topsides flushing and preparation for removal, deck removal, and multi-leg structure removal.

The position is located in a newly remodeled satellite office supporting the Gulf of Mexico's state-of-the-art facility in Covington, Louisiana. The open work environment facility is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and the main office is equipped with large meeting facilities, cafeteria, fitness center, outdoor walking path covered parking garage and other amenities. Covington is located on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, approximately 40 minutes from downtown New Orleans. The area boasts some of the best public education in the state and the commutes to the office are short from nearby tree-lined neighborhoods that offer affordable housing.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Decommissioning Engineer USO located in Covington, Louisiana through February 21st 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

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

  • Acts as project engineer and/or manager for decommissioning projects and/or individual portfolios of projects and owns the financial and HES accountability for each project managed.
  • Develops procedures, prepares cost estimates, obtains permits and prepares schedules for offshore structure and pipeline decommissioning and salvage programs.
  • Work closely with asset team engineers to develop offshore decommissioning candidate lists, securing the necessary equipment and services to conduct offshore decommissioning operations, providing oversight to field Facility Site Managers, monitoring decommissioning program execution, and tracking project execution metrics.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or will accept relevant experience in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related oil and gas experience.
  • Ability to travel offshore to Gulf of Mexico locations by boat or helicopter.
  • Expereince planning and execution of offshore pipeline and structure decommissioning and salvage.
  • Experience obtaining state and federal decommissioning permitting, rigs to reef permitting, well abandonment permitting, and explosives permitting.
  • Experience in planning and managing complex, multi-faceted decommissioning projects involving diving and heavy lift salvage operations, tools, equipment, and marine vessels in offshore environment within assigned scope, timeframe, and budget for both technical and decommissioning activities using Chevron Project Management and Capital Stewardship tools and principles.
  • Ability to negotiate preferred alternative with regulators and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop cost-effective solutions acceptable to stakeholders and that minimizes Chevron's execution risk and future liabilities.
  • Experience with various safety system tools (such as Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Behavior Based Safety Observation process (BBSO), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Contractor Safety Management, etc.), and experience in positive reinforcement of safety performance / behaviors.
  • Must seek out and adopt Best Practices, Lessons Learned as well as new technology.
  • Must have alignment with objectives, performance driven, leads by example, inspires others, accountable and holds others accountable.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

    Relocation Options: *LI-CB1

    Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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