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Electrical Planning & Project Lead 9/8/2016

OXY, Inc Midland, TX

OXY, Inc
Midland, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Electrical Planning & Project Lead within our Permian EOR group.

The Electrical Planning & Project Lead is responsible for planning and development of projects for Permian EOR s electrical distribution and transmission system, including the management of engineering and design, standards, and daily project management from purchase power locations through end use points. Also provides new electrical technology solutions that encompass the entire Oxy organization to help make the electrical teams more effective and efficient while also providing benefits to other teams within the organization.

Assist in setting goals and long term vision with Electrical Systems Manager
Aligns Electrical Planning and Project Engineering Team with goals, standards, surface operational strategies, best practices and ensures execution
Interfaces between support functions and Asset Team Leads to establish and manage boundaries
Creates an environment where members of the team make the day-to-day decisions while providing the tools, training, and support needed to make those decisions.
Deliver on production, project costs, safety & environmental targets for Asset Team
Ensure execution of business plan
Coach and mentor team members, assist with performance management and career development through rotational assignments, projects, and training
Accountability for Electrical planning, standards, and projects Engineering
Provide a customer support mentality for Electrical Operations and Maintenance Engineering and Projects teams
Consult Asset teams on engineering technology availability while achieving standards through the Electrical Standards Committee
Ensure that Team Goals are aligned with Asset teams for each area
Ensure adequate technical expertise to support Asset Teams
Manage Team truck fleet of Direct reports
Responsible for hiring and onboarding of new employees
Support field and plants on projects
Provides guidance on setting, implementing and changing standards around Electrical equipment and processes
Responsible for documenting Standards and 5 year Electrical Plans


BS Degree in electrical engineering

Professional/Technical Knowledge:
Must be knowledgeable of electrical safety requirements as found in publications such as NFPA 70E
Must have knowledge of Arc Flash Hazards
Knowledge of power engineering, distribution system design and construction, engineering economics and statistics, feasibility and power factor correction studies, load flow and motor starting studies, system reliability analysis, symmetrical components, voltage regulation, transformer sizing and analysis and over-current coordination principals and sectionalizing devices to include relays, breakers, sectionalizers, reclosers, and fuses, transmission system protection and control, substation design and construction principles
NEC,NESC and OSHA standards

Professional / Technical Qualifications/Licences/Certifications:
Professional Engineering Certificate preferred
Experience in Electric Distribution Systems
Candidates should have 10 years experience in electrical distribution and facility operations

Skills & Competencies:
In depth experience with electrical facility construction standards and design
Valued contributor to business analysis and planning at all levels
Strong communication skills (verbal/written/listening/presentation)
Problem solving skills with ability to analyze and recommend solutions on problems of high complexity
Understanding of Surface Operational Strategies and Planning
General knowledge of Asset Team, Risk / AI team, IT and HES and Automation
Expert level competency in electrical systems standards
Visionary for process improvement and development of new technologies
Ability to complete staffing plans to ensure adequate staffing levels to support the business plan
Ability to develop team professional and technical skills though coaching, feedback, training and development

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status