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Global Wellsite Engineering Manager - Managed Pressure Drilling

Company: Weatherford
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


The Global Engineering Manager will be responsible for defining and standardizing how we engineer and design Manage Pressure Wells. The role will be setting process and guidance that aligns with industry best practice and demand by customers. It is reliant of the role to establish engineered solutions that demonstrate not only technical but also economic value to our customers and their operations, ensuring growth and adoption of Managed Pressure Wells across all applications. The role will be responsible for developing a strategic Wells Engineering Strategy, creating new revenue stream that is competitive and built on our leading technologies and software for Managed Pressure Wells. This includes development of cross product line synergies that will enhance our capabilities and advance our engineered solutions.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company policies and procedures, relevant laws, regulations, standards, and industry practices
  • Responsible with being familiar with the Company's Security, Compliance & HSE policies and takes an active role in the compliance & improvement of Weatherford Management System including meeting all reporting requirements
  • Complies with the Company's Rules to Live By and all applicable rules, regulations, and standards that the Company abides by
  • Places Quality, Health & Safety, Security, and protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers, or the communities in which we live and work at risk of loss.
  • Seeks continual improvement in Quality, Health, Safety, Security & protection of the Environment, considering responsible care, process vulnerabilities, public, customer and employee inputs, knowledge and technology and best business practices to exceed customer expectations
  • In a management role demonstrates effective safety leadership by being responsible for the health and safety arrangements of all and any subordinates and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises to enhance the Company's commitment to safety performance
    • Responsible for being familiar with the Company's Quality policies and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of the companies Management System
    • Maintains service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business
      • Demonstrates leadership, ethical behaviour and adherence to company standards at all times
      • Promote the continual quality improvement strategy of the company to meet strategic business objectives and profitability
      • Set and monitor global targets for Key Performance Indicators and define safety and service quality improvement action plans geared to enhance safety, quality & efficiency
      • Develop long-term plans to promote and meet Managed Pressure Wells solutions for the product line
        • Represents the Managed Pressure Drilling business globally. Liaise with clients and vendors in the specification of managed pressure wells and engineered solutions.
        • Ensures that the organization is optimally suited to identify customer needs and problems, to offer them the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions, to deliver the best job execution with outstanding service quality
        • Attend customer design reviews or sales meetings for new and existing products, as required
        • Participate in liaison with clients, where applicable, in conjunction with Product Line and Engineering Stakeholders
        • Support modifications to existing products to meet internal or external customer needs.
        • Conduct evaluations and design reviews of new and existing product designs
        • Provide engineering support to operational staff during field runs, ensuring the highest level of Customer Service Quality is maintained throughout
        • Provide technical support to field operations and other company officials.
          • Build strong and positive relationships with client at various levels
          • Collaborate with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, operations, and R&D to support product successes and market growth
          • Work with the Global Product Line managers to establish synergies and development engineered solutions that encompass multiple product line offerings.
          • Coordinate technical participation, conference request and client's events that required global or corporate participation with Sales organization and the Geozones
          • Maintain active engagement with Geozone engineering teams to support continued training and development as well as realization of strategic goals
          • Maintains effective communications with all key stakeholders both internal and external.
          • Promote an open communication environment to ensure correct procedures, policies and documentation requirements are implemented and followed
            • All employees have an accountability to the organization to be financially responsible whether they are in charge of a function budget or simply their own expenses
            • Costs incurred should be within approved budget and processed within agreed time frames and following the relevant financial policy and procedure
              PEOPLE & DEVELOPMENT
              • Leads and motivates employees to work to the best of their ability as part of the team through open communications, regular meetings, coaching and counseling, attention to their needs, recognition and rewards for their individual contributions and collective accomplishments
              • Develop and maintain the engineering career path for the product line
              • Employees in a supervisory role are responsible for actively engaging their employees to support talent management through the companies performance management & coaching tools and processes, including but not limited to talent assessments and succession planning
              • Employees in a supervisory role are responsible for driving strategies for the recruitment & retention of key personal & to foster an environment that enables the Company to attract & retain a high performing talented workforce


                Education & Experience

                • Bachelor's degree, equivalent university degree or combination of education and experience
                • 10+ years' experience in the Oil & Gas industry, particularly in Operations
                • Strong experience in drilling engineering and project management
                • Experience with managing and leading internal resources as well as external contracting resources
                • Project management experience and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
                • Experience in Managed Pressure Drilling technologies with emphasis on drilling and well engineering
                • Have held the position of Operations or Geozone Business Manager and/or Technical Sales Manager
                  • Experience in Oil & Gas related engineering within an oilfield equipment
                  • Relevant engineering design experience gained in an Oil and Gas industry
                  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or master's degree in Drilling Engineering or a related subject

                    Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

                    • Proven innovator with ability to realize and develop engineered solutions
                    • Proven ability to technical problem solving
                    • Working knowledge of engineering practices, standards and specifications particularly related to the oil field service industry
                    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, along with the ability to effectively manage in a team environment
                    • Demonstrated leadership skills and effective, reliable and appropriate decisions making
                    • Very strong project management skills including abilities in project accountability and cost management
                    • Demonstrates high degree of creativity, foresight and mature judgment in planning, organizing and guiding extensive engineering activities
                    • Ability to handle multiple project activities simultaneously, coordinate and interact with multiple company departments and outside companies
                    • Strong interpersonal, decision making, and negotiation skills are required
                    • Strong team skills, mentoring training and presentation skills
                    • The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations

Keywords: Weatherford, Houston , Global Wellsite Engineering Manager - Managed Pressure Drilling, Executive , Houston, Texas

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