Drilling Manager, Rockies – Rural Colorado

Drilling Manager, Rockies – Rural Colorado

CSI Recruiting is working with a privately-held E&P firm on their need for a senior-level drilling engineer to function as the company’s Drilling Manager.  The firm has been in business for 10+ years, has a very successful track record of profitable programs and divestiture transactions, and is on very sound financial footing.

The Drilling Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s active drilling program.  The Drilling Manager will directly interface with field supervisors, drilling contractors and vendors, will communicate with company ownership and board members as to drilling program progress and oversee all aspects of drilling operations.

As the primary point of contact between field operations and corporate, the Drilling Manager will need to be available for calls at all hours to receive updates, handle issues and make critical just-in-time decisions.

The company’s assets are unconventional oil properties in the Rockies, so experience with horizontal drilling programs in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana is highly desired.

Position location is in rural Colorado, so relocation assistance is available.


  • Minimum of 8 years of domestic, onshore Drilling Engineer experience.
  • Must be Self motivated /self starter and able to work with minimal infrastructure and support.
  • Horizontal drilling experience required and experience in “Managed Pressure Drilling” a plus
  • Experience managing field personnel, vendors and drilling contractors.
  • Willingness and ability to take calls and manage field issues 24/7


  • Base salary commensurate with experience and technical acumen
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Full benefits / Vacation
  • Potential equity position with company


Notable: Open positions, particularly at a managerial level, are very rare at this company.  This is a unique opportunity to join a proven winner of a company with a solid and successful technical management and leadership team.