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Electrical Reliability Engineering Advisor - GoM Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at Hess.com. 



The Electrical Reliability Engineer will provide a range of engineering, technical, and operational support to the asset to optimize equipment reliability and availability for the GOM asset. Core purpose includes bad actor analytics, root cause analysis, and asset strategy management for electrical systems. Provides understanding of the overall electrical systems from generation to utilization in order to provide asset operations with subject matter expertise that they do not have otherwise. Provides technical assurance for NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, ABS and USCG requirements for electrical design and safety.



  • Mine and analyze equipment reliability data to establish and monitor reliability bad actors.
  • Analyzes equipment failures and performs Root Cause Failure Analysis. Reports findings and cause of failures while identifying remedial and preventative actions.
  • Accountable as the Technical Authority for the Electrical Discipline with respect to Safety, application of relevant Regulations, Codes and Standards, Management of Change (MOC). Equipment specifications and ratings, maintenance and operation.
  • Develop and optimize maintenance strategies and routines for equipment such as MV & LV switchgear, MV & LV power generators, MV & LV motors, transformers, UPS, batteries and any other electrical equipment as required (examples include preventative, predictive, condition-based maintenance, and evaluation of run to failure case).
  • Develop and optimize equipment repair and spare strategies as well as equipment standards based on value.
  • Develop and optimize reliability operating envelopes for equipment groups/packages.
  • Perform regular audits of surveillance systems for operating envelopes, such as motor circuit analysis data and trends.
  • Support MR&I Brownfield Engineering projects.
  • Interface with Craft Logistics Specialist for Electrical discipline as well as facility Electricians to provide subject matter expert guidance/support as needed.
  • Support EHS and Regulatory functions, as well as participates in MOC process, to ensure compliance is maintained.



  • Bachelor of Science Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 8+ Years of experience with electrical system maintenance.
  • Familiar with ETAP electrical systems analysis software and also with SAP.
  • Knowledgeable in API 500, API 14F and NFPA 70, 70E and 70B.
  • Offshore experience a plus, especially with USCG/ABS facilities.


Core Behaviors

  • Problem Solving / Decision Making - 40%
  • Continuous Improvement - 35%
  • Leadership / Coaching - 15%
  • Process Execution - 10%


Work Environment

  • Field Time (Going to Gemba, Meetings / Collaboration) - 40%
  • Desk Time (Data Analysis, Admin, Emails) - 60%


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Scott Jordan | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25337