Reservior Engineer - Michigan

at Consumers Energy
Location Jackson, Michigan
Date Posted January 25, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Job Title: Reservior Engineer Location: Jackson/Parnall Office Functional Area: Engineering Employment Level: Professional (Non-Supervisor) Requisition #: 51088852 Apply By: 01/31/2017 Department Summary This position exists within the Gen Ops-Reservoir Integrity & Engineering Department and is based in Jackson, Michigan. The Reservoir Integrity & Engineering group is responsible for the overall integrity and strategic planning for our 15 gas storage reservoirs and surface facilities. Some travel is required throughout Michigan. Job Description/Responsibilities This position will lead and/OR provide technical support within the Gas Storage Operations and Reservoir Integrity & Engineering organizations for the operation, maintenance, integrity verification, and capital improvements involving Consumers Energy gas storage facilities. Primary focus is pressure - inventory verification, reservoir engineering, design and operation of gas storage facilities, gas storage wells design, risk and threat identification, adherence to API Recommended Practices (specifically API RP 1171), and associated pipelines and equipment. The Reservoir Engineer will perform standard to complex geological and reservoir assignments utilizing technical and professional work knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard techniques, theory, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related geosciences and engineering tasks. Judgment is required on details of work and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of geological alternatives and principles. The proposed candidate must independently evaluate, select and apply geological modeling theory, and techniques, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. The individual must have a strong geological or petroleum engineering background, as well as strong technical writing and verbal communication skills. The individual must be a motivated self-starter, as well as possess a desire to learn and work within a team environment. The individual must be comfortable organizing and prioritizing work activities, including site observations to drilling, workover, and wireline logging operations. The Engineer will work directly (or lead) senior engineering staff in all department aspects, including: • Reservoir model development • Geological data evaluation • Reservoir pressure - volume calculation and bi-annual reporting • Well logging analysis • Strategic storage field planning • Drilling program design • Well design • Well remedial design and execution • Risk identification and mitigation This location of this position will be negotiable, but the selected candidate will be required to initially work out of Jackson/Parnall site at least 2-3 times per week. Requirements/Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Engineering, Petroleum Engineering , or Applied Geosciences from an ABET All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. accredited program • 1 + years of applied experience The following skills will set you apart from others: • 3 + years of applied experience • Background in Gas Storage engineering • Familiarity with Michigan Basin Geology and Reservoirs • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills • Excellent organizational skills • Ability to travel throughout Michigan This position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade from the job family based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Gas Storage facilities as well as facilities and ancillary support process for all utility operations. Individual possesses the skills to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment. Individual should exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards. Lead and/or assist with engineering projects to include design, plans, inspections, system planning, specifications, reports, maps, environmental impacts, permits, contracts, schedules, estimates, surveying, easements, data collection, construction observation, and field investigation. Provide engineering services with accuracy, integrating all applicable governmental and company laws, standards and procedures on time and under budget. Use computer assisted engineering, design, and drafting software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents. Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard drawing procedures for projects Become familiar with plans and specifications, maps, and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately. Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers, clients, customers, government entities and the public. Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings. Provide all engineering services in a legal and ethical manner. Resolve all customer complaints in a timely manner. Serve as onsite project representative. Reviews operating and construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the design documents. Hours and Travel This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week (45-50 typical) with 85% of time spent in the office or specific field locations. Travel is required to job sites and project meetings and could be significant dependent upon location. Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with storm restoration activities. Individual should be willing to participate in the on call rotation in case of potential storms. Individual may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with storm restoration which may require overnight stays Individuals must have a valid driver’s license. Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to stand and walk for periods of up to and beyond eight hours in all kinds of weather; snow, mud, dirt water, ice, etc. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to seventy-five pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud. Individual must have the ability to work up to 16 continuous hours during storm restoration efforts. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Company Overview Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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