SM Energy believes in continuous learning at all levels and that learning can take many different forms. Consequently, your development starts on your first day and continues through your career with us.

At SM Energy, career development is employee-driven, manager-facilitated, and organizationally supported. It is an ongoing process in which you and your manager partner to map realistic paths for your growth and development toward your career aspirations and in alignment with the organization’s objectives. The career development process is focused on helping you gain skill and experience through job rotations, cross-team projects, stretch assignments, and of course, attending industry and discipline-specific classes and training.

Leadership Learning Journey

We see leadership as everyone’s responsibility, which is demonstrated through a set of behaviors and actions rather than based on a position or title. We believe every employee is called to lead every day, and we encourage leadership behaviors consistent with our culture. Our core competencies create the foundation for our Leadership Learning Journey (LLJ), a broad-based leadership development program designed for all employees. What’s unique about this program is the heavy involvement of our Executive team throughout. Not only did they shape the content, they continue to kick off each program, participate in networking dinners, and facilitate certain modules of the program. This highly successful program seeks to provide every employee with a common understanding of our culture and expectations of behavior. It also provides the tools to operate effectively and in a manner consistent with our values.

Educational Assistance Program

As part of SM Energy’s commitment to your personal and professional development, full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement for course work and training that contributes to their overall competency (subject to the guidelines set forth by the IRS).