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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 2/1/2018

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 Project Engineer within our Permian EOR group.

The Electrical Project Engineer is responsible for development and execution 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 Projects economics with goals, standards, surface operational strategies, best practices and ensures execution
Interfaces between support functions and Asset Leads to establish and manage boundaries
Creates an environment where members of the Project team make the day-to-day decisions
Deliver on production, project costs, safety & environmental targets for Asset Team Electrical Projects
Support execution of business plan
Accountability for Electrical tools and equipment condition
Provide a customer support
Consult Asset teams and review electrical technology available, cost savings, and standards
Ensure that Electrical Goals are aligned with Asset teams for each area
Support field and plants on electrical projects
Responsible for ensuring that cost capturing for VOW, project timelines are met, and Project process is followed
Develop, document, and maintain standards around electrical equipment and alarm program
Function as Oxy representative to drive contract electrical engineering
Provide support for projects including FAT, Commissioning and Start up for all customers as requested
Provide electrical and distribution systems data on all Electrical projects
Provide list of electrical data sheets on all equipment to be installed on electrical projects
Assist Master Electrical Specialists in PHA to develop a system to mitigate HES and business risk with the application of standards
Provide electrical equipment and installation standards


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:
Experience in Electric Project management and design
Candidates should have 3 years experience in a similar engineering capacity

Skills & Competencies:
Experience with managing oil and gas electrical development projects
Contributor to business analysis and planning
Strong communication skills (verbal/written/listening/presentation)
Problem solving skills with ability to analyze and recommend solutions on problems
Understanding of Surface Operational Strategies of Electrical Reliability
General knowledge of Asset Team, Risk / AI team, IT, HES, and Automation
Competent in oil and gas electrical systems
Participate in process improvement and development of new technologies
Ability to complete electrical project resource plans to ensure adequate resource levels to support the project plans
Ensure adequate technical expertise is allocated to support projects
Provide a customer support mentality
Strong technical writing skills including standards documentation and record keeping
Competent project management skills
Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines

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