Sr Facilities Engineer
WPX Energy - Denver, CO

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Responsible for the continuous evaluation and optimization of the gathering systems (gathering, processing and facilities) to result in immediate value to WPX. Will have direct responsibility for the electrical and automation piece of WPX's interest and equity exposure in gathering pipelines, compressors, surface facilities, and pumping stations. Proactively forecast the investment necessary to insure capacity. Responsible for economic evaluations, optimizing systems, and working and communicating with production engineers. Responsible for taking 420V electric to pad and integrate with existing and new equipment on well sites. Will assist in checkout and startups of field facilities. Environment provides a dynamic situation and must be proactively managed. Challenges include working in areas with rugged terrain and limited infrastructure to insure that plan volumes are effectively delivered to market and resulting in preservation of investment economics and present value. Must be proficient with high voltage and low voltage in an oil field environment. Current power is a combination of permanent power from coop/power company and generated power from diesel and gas generators. Will provide technical support to other Facilities Engineers, Operations, and Measurement on automation and integration into SCADA system.
Bachelors degree in engineering – preferred in Electrical Engineering
5 - 9 years relevant experience.
Ideal candidate will be familiar with automation utilizing PLCs and integration of equipment into SCADA system.
Must be able to understand our active drilling program in the Williston basin and continuously monitor the situations. Currently generators are used to produce electricity in many parts of the fields and candidate will work on existing generators and local power companies to obtain permanent power.
Must be comfortable working in a fast paced team environment with multiple projects and changing priorities.