Manager Technology Development

Oxy Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people.

Occidental is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Technology Development Manager in Houston, Texas. The position will support a new business, Low Carbon Ventures, whose mission is to extend Occidental's distinct competitive advantage in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and to explore other low carbon opportunities.

The Technology Development Manager will be accountable for successful identification, review, prioritization, development and execution of a wide variety of CCUS technology concepts and projects under the general direction of the Vice President of Technology & Application Low Carbon Ventures.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Critically evaluate and prioritize a wide variety of CCUS technology concepts that may fit into the Low Carbon Ventures short and long-term strategies.

  • Develop a scope and schedule to evaluate CCUS technologies from a technical and/or business perspective.

  • Network in the industry to identify novel yet practical CCUS concepts, technologies, or products.

  • Support Low Carbon Ventures project execution through thorough technical and process design reviews, start-up assistance, and plant troubleshooting.


  • BS or higher in Engineering (Chemical preferred).


  • Candidates should have at least 10 years of Process Engineering or related experience.

  • Experience in equipment design of downstream process facilities or chemical plants.

  • Experience in troubleshooting and operating downstream process facilities or chemical plants.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and using economic analysis models.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Able to plan and execute engineering reviews and projects independently.

  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly to drive action and/or result.

  • Demonstrated experience in taking abstract concepts and quickly discerning their technical and economic viability.

  • Expertise in project management principles especially project cost management, time management, scope management and procurement management.

  • Prepares logical, technically supported memos, recommendations and reports.

  • Works with fellow Low Carbon Ventures team members to provide technical solutions.

  • Understands Low Carbon Ventures business objectives and incorporates the same into problem solving process.

  • Advanced understanding of economic principles and methods of cost analysis/tracking.

  • Possesses a collaborative nature and actively participates in teams; actively seeks continuous improvement by identifying and implementing best practices and procedures.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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