Lead Electrical

Occidental Petroleum

Lead Electrical00033747



Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information.

Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business.

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 Lead Electrical within our US Onshore Resources & Carbon Management, and could be based in multiple locations in Texas.

Essential Job Duties:
The Electrical Team Lead is responsible for operation and construction of electrical infrastructure supporting Oxy’s field based operations; including maintenance, construction, repair, and daily operations from purchase power locations through end use points. It 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.

Main roles and responsibilities include:
• Assist in setting goals and long term vision with Electrical Team Leader or equivalent
• Aligns Surface Employees with goals, standards, surface operational strategies, best practices and ensures execution
• Interfaces between support functions and Reservoir Team Leads to establish and manage boundaries
• Creates an environment where members of the team make the day-to-day decisions while providing the tools, training, and support needed to make those decisions.
• Deliver on production, surface costs, safety & environmental targets for Asset Team
• Ensure execution of business plan
• Coach and mentor team members, assist with performance management and career development through rotational assignments, projects, and training
• Accountability for Electrical equipment condition
• Provide a customer support mentality for Electrical Maintenance team
• Consult Asset teams on Electrical technology availability and cost savings
• Ensure that Electrical Goals are aligned with Asset teams for their area
• Ensure adequate technical expertise to support Asset Teams
• Manage Electrical truck fleet of Direct reports
• Responsible for hiring and onboarding of new employees
• Ensure compliance of predictive and preventive maintenance programs
• Ensure development of reliability and maintenance programs including identification of equipment criticality in association with Surface OTL.
• Execution of TTM requirements





• High School diploma, GED
• Preferred Electrical License or at least 7 years of proven work experience in electrical distribution and facility operations
• Knowledgeable of electrical safety requirements as found in publications such as NFPA 70E
• Knowledge of Arc Flash Hazards
• Knowledgeable in 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, and NEC,NESC and OSHA standards
• Basic experience with managing oil and gas development projects
• Valued contributor to business analysis and planning at all levels
• Strong communication skills (verbal/written/listening/presentation)
• Problem solving skills with ability to analyze and recommend solutions on problems of high complexity
• Understanding of Surface Operational Strategies of Reliability Maintenance & Mechanical Efficiency Factor
• General knowledge of Surface Team, Reservoir Team, Downhole Team, Risk / AI team, IT and HES
• Visionary for process improvement and development of new technologies
• Ability to complete staffing plans to ensure adequate staffing levels to support the business plan, to develop team professional and technical skills though coaching, feedback, training and development
• Knowledgeable in managing budget
• Ability to work in a collaborative manner with multiple customers


Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never: 

  • Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees

  • Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or

  • Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.

We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don’t know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.


  Automation & Electrical

Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Midland

Other Locations

  United States-Texas-Levelland, United States-Texas-Seminole, United States-Texas-Denver City





To apply for this job please visit oxy.taleo.net.