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Associate Engineer (A&D) - Investment Banking, Houston, GBM Private, Classic

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

Associate Engineer (A&D) – Investment Banking, Houston, GBM Private, Classic

Team Overview

The Natural Resources Group is a global team with bankers around the world. The group has a significant presence with offices in New York, Houston, Toronto, Calgary, London, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires, among others. The group covers Metals & Mining, Chemicals, Power & Utilities, and Energy (including Alternative/Renewable Energy, Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, & Oilfield Services).

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

The associates at Goldman Sachs gain exposure to the firms businesses and expanded knowledge of the investment banking industry, as they develop key analytical, communications, marketing and sales skills. Associates organize and prepare presentations, which explain industry trends, assess clients situations to provide the necessary financial advice, and recommend strategies to meet client goals. Additionally, associates coordinate teams of tax advisors, attorneys, and bankers for various transactions; lead due diligence processes and actively participate in the negotiations of legal documentation. From maintaining client communication to helping Goldman Sachs structure client transactions, our associates are a vital part of Goldman Sachs banking teams.

Position Summary

The Associate Reservoir Engineer will be a key member of Goldman Sachs A&D (Acquisitions & Divestitures) Team and work closely with the firm’s corporate finance team. This position will provide advanced engineering technical support for the A&D Team and requires strong proficiency in reservoir engineering practices, geological understanding of the major US Lower 48 basins, and economic principles in order to provide services for a variety of clients within the energy sector.

Key roles and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Provide technical diligence support and inputs for modeling efforts related to energy (upstream, midstream, OFS) mergers, acquisitions, divestments, and capital market transactions
  • Identification and understanding of key engineering & geological drivers for well performance, PDP forecasting, type curve development, well spacing patterns, and base / upside zones & inventory
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze key well design & completion trends at both the operator and basin level using both public & private data
  • Determination of key technical and financial assumptions needed to drive valuation and economic modeling
  • Ability to build, run, sensitize, and maintain economic databases (e.g. Aries, PHDWin, etc.) containing detailed technical information
  • Prepare both internal and external technical materials to be used to for pitch books, mandates, and Confidential Information Memorandums / data room presentations
  • Contribution and participation in both internal and external presentations

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum or Chemical Engineering (or other relevant technical discipline)
  • 3+ years of investment banking A&D / technical experience; OR 5+ years of technical experience in Reservoir Engineering at an Oil & Gas Operator
  • Operations / Production / Business Development experience at an Operator is a plus
  • Masters or advanced degree in Engineering or MBA a plus, but not essential
  • Technical knowledge and expertise across the Lower 48 and other emerging plays within the oil and gas industry
  • High level of discretion dealing with confidential matters
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to set priorities
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • History of outstanding academic and professional achievement
  • Software Skills: Spotfire, Aries, PHDWin, Microsoft Office, Enverus (PRISM)

About Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers .

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https:// www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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