R&D Engineer - Electrical (Artificial Lift) – Houston, TX

Houston, Texas
15 Nov 2016
07 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time


Houston, TX


Full Time Regular


Baker Hughes is seeking an Electrical or Mechanical Design Engineer in the Engineering Group for Artificial Lift Systems in Houston, TX. Responsibilities to include design and analysis of electric motors in the area of insulation systems, electromagnetic circuits, power systems, mechanical design, bearing systems and thermal heat transfer.


• Develop new products, support existing products, test and evaluate equipment, and provide technical assistance as needed within the ALS Controls New Product Development team.
• Primary focus to be on both new product development and product engineering support.
• Candidate will coordinate project work internally within the department and externally with other departments (Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Testing, Purchasing, Marketing, Accounting, etc.) to ensure on-time completion of projects within budget
• Receives moderate to close supervision on most or all aspects of each project but is expected to meet all deadlines on time and within budget


• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
• The main area of studies should be power electronics with focus on adjustable speed drive.
• Embedded software development for motor drive applications.
• Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
• Strong technical skills and the ability to develop a solid working knowledge of adjustable speed drive for ESPs are required.
• Well-developed skills at written and verbal communication whether dealing with internal or external customers
• Must possess ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently
• Must be action oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus


• Masters' degree in Electrical Engineering
• Adjustable speed drive design and operation.
• A practical and theoretical background in one or more of the following is a plus: power electronics, power conversion, voltage source inverter operation, position sensor-less algorithms for motor drives etc.
• Previous engineering experience in the Oil & Gas industry
• Experience with projects involved in solving unique technical problems


• Approximately 10% domestic travel is expected.


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