Principal Reservoir Engineer in Perth, Australia

at Woodside Energy Ltd
Location Perth, Australia
Date Posted August 14, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


About Woodside

As a diverse and expanding organisation we have many divisions that support our business. You will find development and career opportunities, you’ll be valued, recognised, challenged and rewarded. What’s more, as a WA-based company, executive and leadership decisions are made right where you work.

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About the Role:
The Principal Reservoir Engineer works within the Reservoir Management function to deliver excellent technical work and drive business growth through the application of specialist expertise. As the senior member of the team, the Principal Reservoir Engineer will be accountable for the management and delivery of reservoir dynamic studies, whilst coaching and mentoring the junior members within the team. The Principal Reservoir Engineer will therefore demonstrate technical leadership within a central function in the organisation.

The role is based in Perth and is a permanent position.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This is a critical role within the organisation. Rresponsibilities of the role will include:

Deliver high quality results which impact business decisions across the organisation
Provide technical value to other functional disciplines to support the delivery of business results
Remain current in the application of latest proven technologies and methods of reservoir analyses
Influence the introduction of new technology into the company which have a significant impact on the business
Act as a Discipline/Functional assurer for major projects
Encourage technical challenges during presentations and respond to these challenges positively
Communicate effectively across organisational boundaries and with external stakeholders including regulators
Use your experience to balance the risks and apply judgement in increasingly complex situations
Inspire others to drive to higher levels of performance

Skills & Experience:
To be successful in this role, you will be passioate about Engineering, and delivering world-class results for he business. In addition, we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate the following attributes:

Undergraduate (BSc/MSc/MEng/BEng) or post-graduate (PhD) degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline
Significant and demonstrable experience in the practice of reservoir engineering
Ability to coordinate across a multidisciplinary team in a reservoir engineering discipline
National and International experience within a specific area of the Reservoir engineering discipline (eg PVT, Material Balance Modelling, numerical simulation, field drainage planning)
Display an excellent ability to influence all levels of management including joint venture partners and senior leaders
Ability to provide technical coaching and mentoring to junior members of the team
Strong analytical skills, regularly solving complex problems independently
Demonstrated success in handling uncertainty to define value appropriately and make informed recommendations and/or decisions

Recognition & Reward:
A career with Woodside is rewarding both personally and professionally. We offer:

Opportunities to undertake interesting work on world-class projects
Career development through professional development programs and by working alongside industry leaders
Possibility of educational assistance to support your career development
A values driven environment where working together is key
The opportunity to participate in voluntary initiatives in the community
Financial rewards that are linked to performance through an annual bonus and share plans for permanent employees.
Above industry superannuation contributions
Industry leading 16-weeks paid parental leave
Flexibility of leave provisions for events such as community service, cultural and volunteer activities (one day per annum)
Subsidised gym membership in some locations

Woodside aspires to be an industry leader in diversity.

Applications close Sunday 9th September 2018, at 11:59pm (AWST)

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