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Senior Drilling Engineer

Carbon Capture America Inc
Arvada, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Senior Drilling Engineer

Who we are:

We’re a passionate, hard-working, and quick-moving group of people that are driven by the mission to save the planet. We believe we can make a difference in the battle against climate change by leading the carbon capture and sequestration industry and we are building a like-minded team to help do just that.

Carbon America is the first vertically integrated company in the industry – a one-stop-shop of engineers, project managers, developers, and financiers focused on capturing more CO2 in shorter amounts of time and at lower costs.

As a start-up, there are a few key attributes that all Carbon America employees possess. We are creative problem-solvers, we wear many hats, we are agile, and we work as a championship team. It is important that every hire connects to our vision, mission, and values as a company. Join the leader in the CCS space in making climate change history™!

Job Overview:

Carbon America is seeking a Senior Drilling Engineer to support our project execution teams. The main responsibilities include planning, design, and documentation for well drilling programs. Administers drilling and service contracts, plans well drilling operations, works with drilling personnel on site and requires minimal supervision. Projects range in size and complexity.

This position can influence the growth and success of the Drilling Operations Group. This position reports into the Drilling Operations Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering or a related engineering field from an ABET accredited program
  • Minimum of 6-8 years related experience of progressively responsible experience in oil and gas drilling operations.
  • Well Planning/Construction
  • Knowledge in state/province and federal regulatory laws and regulations
  • Strong preference for those with:
    • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively work within a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project related goals
    • Efficient time management and the ability to concurrently handle multiple projects
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Self-starter and able to work independently


  • Oil and gas industry experience preferred
  • Experience with Class VI Injection Well Projects is preferred
  • IADC WellSharp® Certification preferred but not required

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform drilling engineering work and studies as required.
  • Prepare estimated drilling well costs and budget generation for company drilling activities
  • Provide technical support to the Drilling Operations Manager to ensure that each well is completed in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner
  • Determine and provide best practices to achieve optimum drilling performance
  • Develop and improve internal processes
  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced team members
  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel
  • Provide field support during drilling operations
  • Support Permitting, Land, and Facility teams
  • Support Business Development and Marketing Initiatives

General Requirements and Job Details:

  • Must be able to work at a computer for up to eight hours per day
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • This position is based out of our Lakewood, Colorado office
    • Travel is required to project sites. Travel is expected to be intermittent with an average of 20% travel time
  • This is a Monday through Friday, Full-Time, Exempt position
    1. This is a salaried position so there may be times when a non-standard schedule is required
  • This is an annual salary of $130,000 - $170,000
  • Benefits include:
    1. 401(k) + 401(k) matching
    2. Life AD&D insurance
    3. Optional supplemental insurances
    4. Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance plans with employer contribution
    5. Paid time off + Paid holidays
    6. Company ownership options

At Carbon America, we believe that when you put the common good over personal gain you make the world a better place. We work together in alignment with our company’s values to find solutions to climate change.

Carbon America is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Carbon Capture America Inc


Arvada, CO
80002 USA


Energy and Environment