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Higher Job Growth

Over 10-Year Period


Larger Retirement

Great Place to Work


Rapid City, SD


Full Time


Mid Level

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Drilling Engineer

Rapid City, SD - M-Mining

RESPEC, an employee-owned professional consulting and services company, specializes in applying engineering principles and innovative technologies to solve our clients’ most challenging problems. We are seeking a motivated and talented professional for a drilling engineer position in our Mining & Energy business unit at our Rapid City, South Dakota, location.

In this position, the preferred candidate will possess industry contacts and have a client-focused ability to lead and support drilling projects from proposal development to project completion. The successful candidate must simultaneously execute and deliver on multiple projects performed by different engineers.


  • Bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering, geological engineering, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of drilling engineering experience
  • Strong technical background in well design and drilling program development and execution
  • Strong client relationships and the ability to support business development efforts
  • Professional license or the ability to achieve professional license
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team collaboration capabilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Compensation: Typical salary range for this position is $73k to $114k. Salary depends on experience and expertise. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, and dental insurance; holidays; paid leave; 401(k) Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); continuing education; and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.