Lead Services Optimization Engineer – Mechanical

  • Location:
    Houston, United States
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Job Title: Lead Services Optimization Engineer – Mechanical

Job Summary
In this position, you will assist customers and internal partners to provide solutions and improvements to products during commissioning and aftermarket services utilizing your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others.  You will positively affect short-term and some long-term business goals.  The Lead Engineer will also assist with day to day operations of the Services Optimization Engineering Team and assist with complex issues and timely completion of tasks.

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product/program requirements.
  • Work directly with customers and ensure effective communication of progress and results.
  • Perform system level troubleshooting on complex issues.
  • Provide technical leadership and ownership of assigned projects and provide timely communication on significant issues or developments.
  • Work non-standard hours in support of rig down situations.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes, tools, and standards.
  • Develop Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) methodology, process and tools.
  • Disposition Customer Owned Equipment (COE) on-site and off-site for Drill-through or BOP equipment on inspection and recertification activities for NAM
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews.
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for assigned projects is consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Troubleshoot customer problems with mechanical control systems.
  • Develop and deploy technical solutions, including customer testing.
  • Ability to travel to offshore and onshore locations for customer support.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience with drill-through or Blow-Out Preventer (BOP) equipment and associated mechanical systems, or similar mechanical systems.

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior Oilfield experience.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to support customer needs.
  • Proven troubleshooting and communication experience in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication / organization / presentation skills
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in a customer facing role
  • Familiar with American Petroleum Institute (API) standards for pressure control and drilling equipment.
  • Six Sigma / Green Belt certified or equivalent Quality training.
  • Experienced Root Cause Analysis (RCA) leader.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with cross-functional experience.
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of an organization and external customers.
  • Clear thinker with ability to develop, communicate, and deliver clear strategy and action plans.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Technological proficiency, including relevant engineering tools.
  • Ability to make data-based recommendations and decisions.
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment.
  • Experience working with field data and information.

Houston, TX