Principal Oil & Gas Facilities Engineer

Grand Forks, ND
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: Description

This position is located at the EERC, an international leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities to people with an exceptional work attitude, dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development. We are looking for experienced, aggressive, scientifically trained, and market-oriented individuals to contribute to the success of the organization by performing one or more of the following functions:

  • Work with project teams and EERC clients to inform strategies and implement solutions that enable prudent and economic production and use of fossil and renewable energy, reduce the carbon intensity of energy production, and assist stakeholders in understanding the economic implications of various pathways.  
  • Work in collaboration with EERC subject matter experts, leadership, and clients to prepare proposals and budgets and to develop, pursue, and execute business opportunities that are responsive to client interests. 
  • Assist project managers by working with project teams to ensure work is successfully completed on time, on budget, and within client expectations.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate progress and status and participate in knowledge-sharing with stakeholders, including partaking in or leading in-person meetings, web meetings, conference calls, and presentations to stakeholders, and attending or presenting at conferences. 
  • Prepare briefings, technical reports, conference papers, peer-reviewed journal articles, and outreach materials. Communicate technical results to clients, stakeholders, the public, and the scientific community.
  • Significant travel may be required.

At the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we’ve worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that’s more like a family.

For more information regarding the EERC, visit

Required Competencies
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Motivated, adaptive individual with a positive, goal-oriented attitude
  • Excel at working both individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge, curiosity, and a passion for learning
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering or closely related field
  • 15+ years of experience in oil and gas operations
  • 10+ years oilfield operations management/supervisory experience
  • CO2-EOR experience with a focus on pipelines and facility design
  • Experience in task management to include planning, oversight, coordination, project status, and reporting and budget analysis
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 20+ years of work experience related to oil and gas production.
  • 15+ years of experience in a management role.  
  • Experience with planning, design, costing, implementation and operation of production and recycle infrastructure associated with waterflood and CO2 IOR. 
  • Experience with pipeline planning and design.  
  • Experience with chemical treatment design, optimization and troubleshooting for oil and gas operations.
  • Experience in oil and gas production optimization and troubleshooting.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$150,000 Annual/Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with flexibility to accommodate work activities/work life balance. Travel may be required.


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.