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SR ENGINEER LEAD (Well Integrity)
Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., 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! **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., 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.
Department Summary
This position exists within the GAM-Gas Storage Integrity & Engineering Organization and is based in Jackson, Michigan. The department is responsible for the performance, rehabilitation, overall well integrity and strategic planning for the portfolio of 983 gas storage related wells statewide.
Job Description/Responsibilities
Senior Engineer Lead (Well Integrity) will lead/supervise three employees and provide general direction in the development of the Strategic Well Asset Management Program as well as direct the development of processes and procedures to ensure that the well rehabilitation program and new well construction adhere to API 1171 recommended practices. Primary focus will be on well rehabilitation planning and execution, new gas storage well design, drilling, completion, optimization of existing wells, risk and threat identification, plugging and abandonment and overall adherence to all applicable API Recommended Practices (specifically API RP 1171 and 6A).
The Senior Engineer Lead – Well Integrity and team will collaborate and report to the Principal Technical Analyst Lead and his team to ensure that all well-related activities and mitigative process are informed by API 1171 recommended practices.
Key responsibilities include:
Direct management of the Well Rehabilitation Engineers
Understanding of wellbore configuration and design
Well rehabilitation design and support
Engineering design and support of well rehabilitation, drilling and well abandonment operations.
Collaboration with the Reservoir Engineering group to ensure alignment on critical data acquisition, data process, and data interpretation.
Collaboration with the Integrity Assurance Engineering group to ensure regulatory compliance
Collaboration with Reservoir Engineering to support well record management systems
API 1171 standards conformance assurance
API 6A standards conformance assurance
Wellbore risk evaluation and identification
Asset management planning
Workover and well rehabilitation procedural process
Subsurface well design
Cost estimating and budgeting
Interfacing with working interest partners, internal stakeholders, service companies and regulatory agencies
Maintenance and of well records and Well View diagrams
Required Experience:
Vast experience in gas well rehabilitation and gas well performance evaluation; including methods, techniques, and technology.
Complete understanding of operational techniques for performing down-hole gas well logging, evaluation and interpretation of integrity logging.
Experience and or knowledge of slickline/ E-line operation and evaluation, including methods, techniques, and new technology.
Experience in drilling, monitor while drilling, directional drilling, mud engineering, pressure control, and all ancillary services required to drill a new storage well.
The individual must have a strong experience in Oil & Gas production and Gas Storage operations. This position is based in Jackson, Michigan. Some travel is expected.
Bachelor’s Degree from an ABET accredited program
5 years of applied field related experience.
The following skills and experience may set you apart from others:
Bachelor’s Degree from an ABET accredited program in Petroleum, Reservoir Engineering or Geological Engineering
The ideal candidate must possess 15-20 years of combined experiene in Oil & Gas production and/or Gas Storage related operations, engineering and/or remedial project execution. This experience should be gas well specific with an emphasis on well rehabilitation, remediation techniques, methods, and processes along with an understanding of drilling operations, techniques and well completion.
Understanding of wellbore designs and configurations. Existing well configurations will be reviewed by the Senior Engineer Lead – Well Integrity and supporting team for inconsistencies and nonconformance with API 1171 and 6A. Existing issues will be identified and mitigative actions will be proposed.
Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills are preferred.
The individual must be comfortable organizing and prioritizing work activities related to gas storage well design and remediation, configuration, drilling, workover, and wireline / logging operations.
Essential Functions
Planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Electric and Gas Distribution and Electric Generation systems as well as facilities and ancillary support process for all utility operations. Duties and who this individual reports to will fluctuate between projects, Practice Areas, and offices. Individual possesses the skills 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. Assists in client contact and communication. 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. Regular attendance is expected.
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 fifty 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 emergent work.
Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
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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