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cavern engineer

Cavern Solutions, Inc. (CSI) is a rapidly growing, five-year-young, private engineering and consulting company in the solution mining & underground storage business. With our expanding market share and recent growth opportunities, we are currently hiring Cavern Engineers / Project Managers with salt cavern drilling, workover, and testing experience.


  Headquartered in Houston, the key to our success is gaining the trust of our clients by providing  personalized service and producing quality results no matter how big or small the task may be.


 The company thrives as a result of our solid technical capabilities, entrepreneurial culture and has attracted select, high-impact personnel with diverse backgrounds. Personnel have the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities across a broad range of disciplines, providing constant challenges and growth opportunities. We provide flexible work hours with a priority on family along with direct access to management to insure a rewarding, non-bureaucratic work environment.


  Our employees are motivated, share in company profits, and additionally earn a portion of their billable hours. The more our people contribute to the growth and profitability of the company the more they profit themselves.


  Cavern Solutions, Inc. will continue to achieve unprecedented growth and industry recognition through our personal and corporate values. We are committed to continued excellence in safety, productivity and driving innovation through hard work, ethical business practices, and integrity while promoting & preserving the future of underground mining and storage.


  Cavern Solutions, Inc. strives to be the premier engineering and technical consulting services firm for the solution mining and underground storage industry by providing first in class service and personal attention to every customer on every job.


Position – Cavern Engineer:


We are seeking a key individuals to fill the position of Cavern Engineer. The candidate will report directly to the Vice President - Operations and Engineering and will be responsible for actively managing projects from inception to completion. The candidate will work actively with field personnel to direct all aspects of the projects they are responsible for.

  The candidate will manage his/her portfolio of projects and have a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Prepares estimates, budgets, schedules, materials and contract specifications for projects

  • Participates in design and specifications of wells and associated equipment requirements

  • Creating job specific work procedures for drilling, workover activities, & well testing

  • Troubleshooting downhole issues

  • Design and supervisor well logging programs both cased and open hole

  • Collaborate with field personnel

  • Research vendor selection

  • Provide oversight of outside service vendors

  • Assist with regulatory filings. Obtain drilling, salt water disposal, and other state regulatory permits

  • Coordinates design and construction activities with clients, field personnel, procurement, engineering, and construction contractors and manages projects to ensure on budget and on schedule completion

  • Evaluates and recommends new technologies for potential application

  • Maintains Company technical standards, handbooks, and design criteria

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards for new construction and maintenance activities

  • Manages multiple projects concurrently

  • Appropriately communicates with his/her manager on status and developments of projects assigned and /or in progress



Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with a minimum 5 years of practical engineering experience with a cavern operator or cavern consulting company. Broad exposure to salt cavern well drilling, completion, workover, and testing. Preference for Professional Engineer or ability to obtain their PE.


  • The candidate will possess strong expertise and understanding of salt cavern design and hydraulics

  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills. Ability to work well in a collaborative environment with both management and engineering team

  • Ability to work and relate well with field supervision and third party contractors

  • Self-starter who can pro-actively manage project deliverables and pro-actively communicate with field personnel and management.

  • Practical and pragmatic approach to problem solving; hands on worker.

  • Well organized in order to plan work schedule and logistics for vendors and field personnel.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment.


Job Type / Benefits:


Full-time / Salary / 401K / Health Insurance / Profit Sharing / Vacation / Computer / Phone / Vehicle Allowance / Company Credit Card for expenses

Physical Demands:


Ability to handle stress of meeting deadlines

Ability to climb rig stairs and walk over uneven surfaces on work sites and field facilities

Working Conditions:

Primarily indoor office environment, but must be able to work outdoors on projects

Travel 10% - 20% with overnight stays

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