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Senior Design Engineer – Intelligent Well Systems (Downhole Design and Electronics Packaging)

Primary Role Focus

Conceptualize, design, analyze, verify, validate (test), and accurately document the development of intelligent well systems (IWS) completion tools that provide solutions to complex downhole applications. Provide support in the Engineering related maintenance of Packers Plus’s products.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Complete medium to large design projects with minimum supervision or support
  • Mentor Junior or Intermediate Technologists, Engineers or Designers
  • Complete all tasks (models, drawings, calculations, testing, technical documentation) required to drive projects from  concept to production
  • Provide recommendations on design and processes, based on sound engineering principles, to continually improve efficiencies in new product design
  • Research industry advances in technology, materials, and standards to ensure innovation in new product design
  • Provide engineering guidance and recommendations to various departments on manufacturing, assembly, testing, and operational standards of new and existing tool designs
  • Revise and maintain schematics and models as necessary to ensure they continue to meet Packers Plus standards
  • Review technical documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Support other Designers as required to aid in product development
  • Ensure compliance with Packers Plus Health and Safety Program

Position Requirements

Experience and Skills

  • Working knowledge of current IWS technology and operation
  • Extensive mechanical design/development experience of IWS/WL/MWD or LWD downhole systems
  • Experience in packaging downhole electronics for harsh environments
  • Experience of downhole cabling systems, connectors and electrical feedthroughs
  • Strong background in Design for Reliability
  • Ability to interface with other team members to meet/exceed product specifications and design targets
  • Highly innovative individual with hands on capability in designing, fabricating, and operating testing equipment for product development and qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing IWS assembles and systems
  • 10+ years in design/development of downhole tools

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Petroleum or other related field)

Physical, Business and Safety Requirements

  • Compliance with Packers Plus Health and Safety Program
  • Lifting/carrying up to 40lbs
  • Position is Safety Sensitive and subject to a pre-employment medical assessment and drug & alcohol testing
  • Subject to post-incident and reasonable-cause drug & alcohol testing



Packers Plus Values

  • Customer intimacy
  • Operational excellence
  • Innovation

Role Competencies

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Judgement
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Learning
  • Technical/Functional Job Skill/Knowledge
  • Processes and Procedures


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