Senior Drilling Engineer – Coastal California

Senior Drilling Engineer – Coastal California

CSI Recruiting is working with a small, privately-held oil company based in California, assisting in the firm’s need to hire an experienced Senior Drilling Engineer to live and work in Coastal California, near Santa Barbara.

The client’s resource base is exclusively within the State of California, and this Senior Drilling Engineer will be tasked with applying their experience to EOR (enhanced oil recovery) assets, with the goal of leading the drilling team to a new levels of production and success.  Through this highly visible technical leadership role, the successful candidate will bring their ideas, innovative technologies, best practices and critical thinking to the team to allow it to improve our overall drilling performance and meet company goals.

The position is located in the firm’s offices outside of Santa Barbara, however traveling to other locations will be required.


  • Oversees Drilling operations for the company’s drilling and development program.
  • Understands compliance with all applicable regulations and company HES training requirements and policies
  • Develops and implements department goals and objectives
  • Works closely with the company’s senior leadership to ensure drilling objectives are being met
  • Oversees contracts and contractors to continue improvement
  • Evaluates and Communicates drilling program performance

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • 10 experience in Oil & Gas Drilling Operations
  • Experience working as a drilling engineer within onshore California
  • Experience working for an Operator and specifically, Operators with an active drilling program
  • Drive for excellence and innovation in team environment
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the drive and initiative toward continuous improvement
  • Proficient in MS Office software suite