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Staff Engineer - Strategic Planning

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We realize that, historically, underrepresented groups feel the need to be 100% qualified in order to apply. If you meet any combination of our requirements, we encourage you to apply. We strive to hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

Job Summary

This senior level position will be responsible for conducting research, analyzing data, and developing strategies that support the organization’s long-term goals and objectives. 


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise to support the development of strategic plans and ensure they are aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives
  • QC financial and technical model inputs, coordinates semi-annual updates and in-depth reviews
  • Analyze portfolio outputs to support capital allocation decisions
  • Leverages financial and technical acumen to identify issues and resolutions affecting profitability
  • Conducts extensive market research and competitor analysis to gather valuable insights, identify opportunities, and trends, and communicate these findings to management
  • Develop mitigation strategies to minimize the organization’s risk
  • Supports Investor Relations by creating consistent and clear communication for industry analysts and investment community
  • Support Marketing Team in the evaluation and development of our strategies and contracts
  • Provides hedging analysis and insights to leadership team
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support development of Field Development Plans
  • Works on complex technical projects or business issues
  • Support efforts in developing presentations for the Board of Directors and other key stakeholders

Job Specific Skills

  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of economic evaluation and reserve assessment for exploration programs, development drilling programs, work overs and production optimization opportunities
  • Moderate knowledge of accounting principles and practices, financial markets, derivative contracts, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Moderate knowledge of oil and gas marketing contracts
  • Enhanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel including experience in modeling and linear programming
  • Moderate knowledge of VBA and data visualization software experience
  • Moderate knowledge of Aries and Spotfire
  • Ability to use rigorous logic, critical thinking skills and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions


  • Minimum: Bachelor's degree - from accredited university
  • Minimum: One of the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university - Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program, or
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license, or
  • Master’s degree - from accredited university - Master’s of Engineering degree from a program in which the correlating Bachelor’s degree is accredited by the ABET EAC


  • Minimum: 5 - 8 years related work experience


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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