Drilling Engineer - Indonesia


ID, 10110

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Drilling Engineer




This position is responsible for the planning and coordination of drilling activities for our Indonesia based projects.  This includes preparation and implementation of drilling engineering programs, regulatory agency approvals, optimization of drilling processes and operations, summarization of results and lessons learned, and preparation and maintenance of the drilling budget.



  • Work on team of drilling engineers, geologists, resource engineers, and drilling personnel
  • Prepare and manage drilling programs to ensure timely and efficient execution of all drilling activities
  • Ensure that drilling tasks have been thoroughly researched, engineered, analyzed and implemented with regulatory agency approval and in a safe and efficient manner
  • Establish goals, schedules and deadlines for drilling activities and programs
  • Consult on safety, regulatory and quality assurance concerns
  • Keep abreast of new developments in drilling techniques; modify drilling operations to implement these new techniques
  • Supervise and manage drilling projects
  • Prepare the drilling budget and control expenditures
  • Track drilling costs and approve invoices
  • Manage Ormat and contract company representatives
  • Work within team of geologists and resource engineers to design effective drilling programs and to solve issues while drilling
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner, enter and exit vehicle without assistance, remain alert while driving for continuous period of time and read and understand maps
  • Must be able to travel frequently nationally and internationally
  • Proactively make recommendations for reservoir management and wellfield operations based on data analysis and conceptual models
  • Effectively communicate results and recommendations to peers and management verbally and in writing.  Verbal communication may be presentations, group meetings, or individually



  • Provides technical advice for drilling contractors and consultants



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required
  • 5 years of engineering experience preferred
  • Must have excellent communication and project management skills
  • Must have excellent organizational and planning skills with a strong sense of urgency and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a busy work environment with intense periods of activity
  • Must be able to use and acquire knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation. Must be proficient in, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English at a level that will permit the employee to understand and communicate information in a manner that will enable the employee to safely and efficiently perform the job duties
  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT auto insurance carrier
  • Some weekend and holiday work required



  • The ability to navigate and work in remote field locations and work outdoors in difficult weather conditions
  • The ability to perform normal sitting and standing activities and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • The ability to climb stairs and navigate around equipment on a drill rig