Drilling & Completions Manager, Denver, CO

Drilling & Completions Manager, Denver, CO

CSI Recruiting is working with a privately-held E&P company based in Denver and focused on oil asset development in the Permian Basin.  The company is growing through the drill bit and is looking to add a Drilling & Completions Manager with strong engineering and project management experience, particularly with experience in West Texas.

The ideal Drilling & Completions Manager candidates will have current Delaware and / or Midland Basin experience, overseeing and delivering the company’s Drilling (primary job) and Completions (secondary role) program.  Proven drilling and development success in the Permian is essential, particularly within a small-company, cost-conscious setting.

The client is only considering Drilling & Completions Manager candidates with current Permian Basin experience, and they are insisting that candidates have both advanced drilling AND completions experience, as the role will be integral to both functions at the firm.  This is a hands-on engineering role, to be sure, with managerial and oversight responsibilities as well.

The firm maintains a fast-paced environment, where collaboration is essential, and results are highly visible.  This Drilling & Completions Manager hire is a new position for the company, reporting to the company’s Chief Operating Officer, who is also a petroleum engineer.


  • Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Engineer or closely related engineering discipline
  • 10+ Years of domestic onshore petroleum engineering experience
  • 7+ Years of Drilling Engineering experience, focused on domestic onshore assets
  • 3+ Years Completions Engineering experience, focused on domestic onshore assets
  • 3+ Years of conventional oil asset experience including waterflood, CO2 flood, EOR assets
  • Experience working with assets in the Permian Basin, preferably conventional oil properties
  • Experience in a managerial or supervisory role, overseeing engineering staff, budgets and projects within an active drilling and completions program

The right Drilling & Completions Manager candidate will truly thrive in this dynamic, growth-focused environment.  This company has thrived where others have struggled, largely due to strong leadership, excellent technical staff and stable financial backing.