Water System Operations Engineer / Assistant Manager- Midland, TX

Water System Operations Engineer / Assistant Manager – Midland, Texas

CSI Recruiting is working with a long-time West Texas oil company in their search for a Water System Operations Engineer / Assistant Manager.  This role will focus on the firm’s 200+ miles of fresh water distribution pipelines across Gaines, Andrews and Ector counties in West Texas.

The company operates about 100 water wells that supply the pipeline system including multiple pump stations that will also fall under the Water System Operations Engineer / Assistant Manager responsibilities.  This job is an EXCELLENT opportunity for an experienced water resources engineer to join a small, stable and growth-focused company and immediately be a key man in the organization.  There is a clear path to a management-level role and the owners are dedicated to growing the firm – this is not a ‘build and sell’ company!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Water System Operations Manager with overall management of Water well and water pipeline system
  • Supervise employees and delegate responsibilities as able.
  • Assist w/ design, continued operation and implementation of: new and existing pipelines, pump stations, meter connections, water wells
  • Manage pipeline system pressure continually based off customer demands.
  • Coordinate response to leaks.
  • Be familiar with SCADA automation system and assist w/ continual optimization of SCADA- as it pertains to operation of select water wells at different demand intervals.
  • Supervise water well contractors: drilling and completion of new fresh water wells.
  • Gather cost estimates for various work and assist in drawing up construction and maintenance budgets.
  • Report to Water System Operations Manager and to the company’s head office.

Preferred abilities:

  • Be familiar with fluid mechanics and maintenance of water pipelines of various sizes and pipeline types.
  • Have experience with management of fresh water wells: Optimization of production, drilling and completion.
  • Dialogue with customers concerning demand and with contractors concerning requested jobs.
  • Experience supervising subordinate employees and managing all associated issues.
  • Be familiar with managing contractors: Negotiate pricing, contractor selection, management of oilfield gangs continually used for repairs of system
  • Be familiar w/ power distribution system and 480V pump panels
  • Be very familiar w/ Microsoft office, particularly Excel’s spreadsheets and charts functionality.
  • Be familiar w/ Scada, particularly the Indusoft Web Studio software package run off a scada pack controller.


  • B.S. in Mechanical or Civil engineering or comparable degree
  • Current experience working in Water System Operations Engineering
  • 8+ years’ experience minimum in relevant industry: water systems, water pipelines, power or municipal plants, oil and gas
  • Ability to drive and maintain driver’s insurance – extensive driving within Andrews and Gaines counties
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate to the Midland / Odessa / Andrews area