Company: Weatherford
Skills: Research & Development, Project Engineer
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger – a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other’s successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Be part of an innovative and collaborative team developing downhole and surface well test equipment and control solutions. This role is responsible for new product development from concept to commercialization by overseeing details from creation of functional specifications through detailed design and field testing. Under minimal supervision, develop the next generation surface and downhole equipment control solutions.

Responsible for design of new products and makes improvements to existing products.
Performs complex tasks and fulfills broad responsibilities where required outcomes are defined, but methods and procedures may vary based on precedent or professional judgment.
Considerable latitude for unreviewed action.
Confers with supervisor on unusual matters.
Coordinates the work of others on projects and may assign work to and assist less experienced professionals or support staff.


Minimum 3-7+ years related experience
Must have a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in one of the following disciplines; Electrical Engineer, Control System Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer
Must have design and programming experience designing PLC control systems for the Hazards areas of on and off-shore rigs.
Experience with PLC module selection based on system requirements and needs
Working knowledge of Siemens SIMATIC S7-300 and S7-1500 family of modules
Experience with Siemens TIA Portal
Experience writing code in Ladder, SCL, FBD, and Graph
Experience with sizing cables, circuit breakers, and fuses
Experience working with engineers of other disciplines (such as mechanical engineers) to document processes that a PLC and/or HMI must perform
Experience in testing, commissioning, and troubleshooting electrical panels
Experience contributing and/or leading Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Detail-oriented and strong communication skills

Experience working on SIL-rated systems
Siemens Certified Programmer in TIA Portal
Siemens Certified Automation Engineer for SIMATIC Safety
Need to know special rules for designing electrical equipment in hazardous areas.
IECEx Certification, ATEX Certification, UL Certification, CSA Certification, Northern standard, Norsok, IEC 60079
Proficient in Creo and Windchill

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