SPEAD for Project Engineers with focus on Instrumentation and Automation 2024 (M/F/D)

wintershall dea

Kassel, Germany



Facilities Engineering



What you can expect
What you can expect

What you can expect – text
  • A tailor-made combination of practical “on the job” training supplemented by selected technical training courses for a duration of 24 months in the frame of a permanent contract
  • Be part of a committed team and participate in meaningful business relevant projects in domestic and international assignment locations
  • Clear and competent technical supervision from senior staff, proactive support from mentors and SPEAD coordination
Breakdown of main duties within our SPEAD-Programme for Automation Engineers:
The Automation Engineer will take a role with increasing responsibility in a multi-discipline project team to develop and manage project scopes from feasibility studies, during technical design, plant installation until commissioning and start-up for gas & oil plants.

  • Liaise with clients of our operating companies to identify the technical / security requirements, constraints, deliverables and ensure clear scope
  • Prepare conceptual, detailed engineering including commercial aspects for production, transportation and/or storage facilities
  • Preparation of tender documents, technical tender evaluation and contract award in conjunction with procurement
  • Contractor supervision during construction and fabrication acceptance tests of equipment
  • Initiate hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies and safety review meetings
  • Prepare, promote and support implementation of new technologies
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and communicate relevant news effectively to the worldwide Wintershall Dea business units

What we expect
What we expect

What we expect
  • Master degree, equivalent or PhD (Instrumentation and automation engineering or related studies)
  • University study in a reasonable time frame and demonstrable academic achievement
  • At least one (E&P) relevant internship
  • Fluent written and spoken English language skills, proficiency in another foreign language would be an advantage (e.g. Spanish, German)
  • International experience (internship / study abroad, school exchange)
  • Strongly developed social and interpersonal skills
  • High flexibility and willingness to work internationally

We offer
We offer

We offer (external)
  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging working environment
  • Networking and familiarization within the company
  • Global career opportunities and attractive remuneration package
  • Work & life service which provides advice and supports in all matters affecting work, life, family, and health

Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 12 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. 
As a European gas and oil company, we support the EU’s 2050 carbon neutrality target. As our contribution we have set ourselves ambitious targets: We want to be net zero across our entire upstream operations – both operated and non-operated – by 2030. This includes Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emissions on an equity share basis. Wintershall Dea will also bring its methane emissions intensity below 0.1 per cent by 2025 and maintain zero routine flaring of associated gas in its operations. In addition, we plan to reduce emissions resulting from the use of hydrocarbons by applying CCS and low-carbon hydrogen technologies, potentially building up a business abating 20-30 million tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2040. 
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,500 people worldwide from almost 60 nations.

Contact: Lysanne Brosch