About - Featured Careers

Featured Careers is one way I give you a Heads Up on active searches and new
opportunities that look interesting.

It’s not a complete list. (Go to Career Opportunities List for that.)
But this resource can be gold for a candidate.

In this Featured Careers section, my first priority is to get you the word when
something important is happening. To do that, I may post entries that are
obviously incomplete. Sometimes, we just don’t have much detail; so I’ll go with
what I’ve got. Other times, I may have a bunch of information; but it’s going to
take a while to sort it out. Again, I’ll post what I can and follow up later.

If one of my searches is ringing bells for you, please don’t wait for me to deliver
literary perfection. Get in touch with me right away. I’m always happy to share
what I can. And as searches unfold, we’re both better off knowing you might be a

(BTW, an Active Search will probably have a Search Number assigned to it.
Please include that Search Number in your correspondence with me, so I know
which opportunity you are looking at.)

A quick word about Developing Opportunities: I often pick up rumors weeks or
even months before a company officially starts working to fill a new position. In
an effort to persuade clients that I’m brilliant and magical, I sometimes do
advance work, preparing for a potential search.

I am sharing my Developing Opportunities with you in that same spirit. There’s
nothing firm about any of these, but realistically, this is where all good searches
come from. They originate as Developing Opportunities.

Using them to guide your preparation can give you a tremendous advantage
when new positions open up!

I hope you find this early warning system helpful.
Good luck with your search! -TD

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1419 – Business Development Manager – Texas


Here’s my idea of a Business Development Dream… You’re working on major new business opportunities (industrial controls for process.)  And you need a competitive edge. Suddenly, you can represent one of the biggest construction companies in the world. The Texas division of that company is dedicated to your specialty.  And it’s the company’s first provider…

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1418 Operations Manager; Game Changer


If you had virtually free rein to run the operations of a fast growing pipeline services company, could you keep up with an increasing avalanche of sales? Can you grow the operations side 400% in the next two years? I caught up with the president of this company at a recent show. Here’s the first…

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1417 – Automation Engineer (EE) – TX


One of my favorite integrators is loaded with work. We’re looking for Full Time/Permanent Senior Level Automation Engineers right now. Here are some details… Technical Lead for PLC/HMI projects serving Oil and Gas and Power industries. Total responsibility to design and program PLC-HMI-IS from concept to commissioning. Project sizes run from small to a half…

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1413 Software Developer – Houston, TX (Updated)


I have a very cool opportunity for a software developer to work with a pro, producing software products for the oil and gas industry. The employer serves upstream oil and gas measurement, SCADA, communications and automation systems. You will be at the heart of software development for the very products this company uses and sells.

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