Engineer Production Manager in Houston, United States

at Apache Corp
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 20, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Apache Corporation is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas producers. The company has a six-decade record of profitable growth, and is differentiated by its strong core values, entrepreneurial spirit, and operational focus.
The Operations Excellence Manager will take responsibility for the following:
Work with various Technology Services Groups and Region Management Teams to identify production and operation project team priorities and goals demonstrating Operational Excellence, in alignment with our pursuit of premier technical support performance.
Ensure that the project work undertaken is identified, coordinated, documented and agreed upon with region management and other participating project team members.
Coordinate project priorities and oversees the implementation and fulfilment of this work in compliance with policies, systems, processes, and procedures while delivering a quality, cost-effective service in a consistent manner.
Build and disseminate workflows and processes designed to improve operational understand of critical cost components and performance drivers through a collaboration with other project services teams and regional SME support.
Create/maintain a network of excellence for knowledge transfer throughout the Corporation.
Develop the team’s talent utilizing internal Human Resource tools to manage goals, document accomplishments, foster continual learning and create succession plans.
Prepare and track the group’s annual budget; prepares long term growth planning exercises.
Create/maintain a network of excellence for knowledge transfer throughout the Corporation.
Participate in change management processes that introduce new tools, systems and concepts that are formulated to form the corporate culture.
Identify important technical issues and priorities, within the operations and production disciplines, and communicates those internally with recommended actions so that value addition or protection is not overlooked.
Ensure that critical technical matters are peer reviewed internally to ensure that operational excellence is maintained. The candidate will undertake and supervise, as required, critical reviews of the operational data pertaining to investment opportunities.
Identify technical talent gaps and formulates plans to close these gaps.
The Operations Excellence Manger will deliver the following:
Develop best practice principles, techniques and tools in the area of operation and production engineering as it relates to field development plans.
Ensure HSSE risks to the business deliverables are identified and confirm mitigating actions are in place with clear accountabilities following all regulatory requirements.
Accountable to ensure that the Company's overall effort (technical and commercial) is efficiently co-ordinated and properly executed in the pursuit of the Company’s objectives and that any budgets or other financial requirements are adhered to in the completion of a project.
Provide mentoring and guidance to the less experienced Operations and Production Engineering professionals and support staff; ensure effective training is provided consistent with budget allocations.
Be prepared, as required, to present, discuss and debate key issues with region leadership and other Company executives.
Skills and Experience
Degree(s) in an Engineering field (i.e., Petroleum, Geological, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical)
Over 15+ years of diverse oil industry work experiences, including a wide variety of technical and managerial roles
Minimum of 10+ years with a major oil company and a 5+ in a lead or managerial role
Willingness to travel
Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Ability to convey concepts and plans to a wide audience of participants
Self-motivated a desire to build relationships across the organization
Strong interpersonal skills and influential communication skills

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