Senior Applied Process Technology Engineer

May 28, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type



Technical specialist engineer in assigned discipline, offering deep level of knowledge about key technologies that are aligned with strategic growth initiatives of the business in the assigned regional market(s):  electrostatic desalting technologies (Brownfield - US refinery) and process separation technologies (Brownfield – US offshore). 


 Main Accountabilities:

  • Have specialist knowledge in the assigned discipline(s), and be committed to continuous learning of the targeted subject areas
  • Together with PLMs and APT Directors develop/improve products and solutions according to local market needs and opportunities  
  • Support BD&S team members in client meetings/communications as required
  • Together with Tender make competitive commercial technical offers with technology which is fit for purpose and not taking unacceptable level of risk to NOV
  • Provide time efficient and quality response to clients and P&L centers in commercial projects
  • Provide time efficient and quality response to technology development projects
  • Execute feasibility studies / conceptual design / process studies or input to these for assigned discipline.
  • Acknowledge shortcomings and discrepancies in work processes and provide recommendations for improvement as part of “no fault” commitment to continuous improvement of the business
  • Strong knowledge of competitor technology and/or execution approach for assigned technology
  • Strong knowledge on industry standards for assigned discipline
  • Execute technology strategy in collaboration with Regional Director and supporting APT Director(s)
  • Contribute to internal knowledge sharing and development of training for others (organized and ad-hoc)

Methods of Work

  • Lead and/or collaborate with internal and external individuals and teams in the global operations
  • Ensure that relevant working methods are followed and if relevant in a way to reduce impact on environment, health, safety
  • Ensure tasks performed are to the highest quality, be involved in and suggest improvements where they may be needed to support continuous improvement
  • Ensure processes are performed in compliance with internal and external requirements, defined and documented, continually measured, evaluated, improved and concreted
  • Carry out the given tasks in accordance to relevant policies, execution models, procedures etc and using common tools and systems

Subordinates, peers and leadership; 

  • Work closely with peers to reach the common goals of NOV, CAPS, PFT, and WSP
  • Meet goals of the regional organization but not at the expense or compromise of the over abiding goals
  • Be an example of technical excellence, moral standards, and ethical practices


  • Master of Applied Science/Engineering (minimum), or similar
  • 7+ years relevant industry experience, including tendering and project execution/fabrication
  • Deep knowledge of technology, commercial aspects, market and competitors

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent team-builder, including others in bringing assigned technology forward, sharing wins, talking \'we\' instead of \'I\'
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Promote positive working environment at workplace and in collaboration between regional P&L centers
  • Can inspire and influence others, share knowledge and teach colleagues
  • Self-managing, focused, results oriented
  • Proactive, structured and energetic
  • Innovative, solution oriented, uses common sense
  • Commercial/financial acumen
  • High level of motivation and drive to submit winning tenders and meet deadlines imposed. Performance and deadline driven, ability to work in a high-pressure environment, duration as needed, is to be expected
  • Provide non-authoritative leadership, oversee, coordinate, and review the work of team members to deliver winning tenders
  • Working with the tender team and application engineers’ devise solutions using experience and/or precedent to create unique selling propositions
  • Ensure the tender is cost appropriate, and developed in the most attractive manner for client
  • Engage in communication directly with clients, participate in tender negotiations based on approved mandate


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