General Electric IWS Well Engineer in ABERDEEN, United Kingdom

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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, a GE company is currently hiring a Well Engineer for the European operations in Aberdeen, UK.

Member of Well Engineering team. Leads well engineering activities within area of geographical responsibility according to guidelines and processes set out in the IWS Management System, international and/or local standards, and regulations and customer requirements. The WE ensure that an optimal, safe and cost effective well design is prepared and clear and detailed procedures are provided to the execution team; the WE supports the operations team during execution providing operational follow up, technical assistance, and troubleshooting support. The WE reviews design and /or execution optimization opportunities and coordinate its implementation.

The position reports to the IWS Europe Leader.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plan and perform drilling engineering activities (well design, drilling program preparation, drilling procedures, etc.) at office level and provide engineering support to field level operations

  • Cost / Risk analysis and AFE preparation for drilling operations

  • Preparation of engineering design and operational plans for drilling of wells in area of responsibility including well planning, casing design, material and equipment selection, log evaluation, quality assurance and post-job evaluation

  • Define rig selection criteria and requirements

  • Monitor and apply current best practices and technological advancements to all operations

  • Participate in peer reviews, peer assists and other quality assurance activities related to drilling engineering

  • Monitor daily progress of job(s) or project(s)

  • Ensure that actual well costs and other pre-defined KPIs are monitored and benchmarked against offset data and pre-defined well objectives

  • Communicate effectively with well site/project Supervisor, Drilling Engineers on a daily and as needed basis, and make recommendations to optimize drilling performance

  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis investigation.

  • Prepare End of Well Reports, capture and implement lesson learned

  • Comply with BHGE’s HSE policies and guidelines as per IWS Management System. Contribute to improved HSE standards by setting example by safe work practices

  • Participate in implementation of QA procedures as per IWS Management System and contractual requirements

  • Conduct business according to our Code of Conduct and Culture pillars

  • Well site engineering support may be required at times

  • Keep abreast of technological and engineering process advancements through affiliation with professional societies and participation in networks, workshops, seminars and training courses

  • Participate in and conduct customer presentations & meetings, as needed, including travel to other office locations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferred) from an accredited university (or equivalent).

  • +8 years as Drilling Engineer or Well Engineer or similar positions, +5 years in offshore operations

  • Excellent leadership, strong interpersonal, influencing, analytical, decision making and planning skills.

  • Promotes a culture of collaboration and teamwork across multiple Product Companies, functions, geographies, external parties.

  • Capability to influence at all levels.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Previous experience with an Operator and/or Products & Services additional to BHGE OFS.

  • Experience with LSTK or integrated projects.


Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Locations: United Kingdom; Aberdeen City; ABERDEEN