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Reservoir Engineer

Company: Idaho National Laboratory
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Description Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Geothermal Energy and Subsurface Systems Group in the Power and Energy Systems Department is seeking a mid- to advanced career reservoir engineer to augment its research team focused on enhanced geothermal systems, carbon sequestration, and hydrogen storage! We are seeking a colleague to join our team researching solutions to enable the transition to a low carbon economy! This team works an on-site / hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Center for Advanced Energy Studies facility with every other Friday off. This person will have an oil and gas and/or carbon capture utilization and storage industry background as a reservoir engineer with excellent computational modeling skills, strong research and analytical skills, and a basic understanding of geology and subsurface science. The person selected will have a publication record, experience writing competitive research proposals. This person will be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Responsibilities Include:

  • Design and analyze the impact of well placement and have a sound grasp of multi-phase flow in the subsurface.
  • Engage regularly with geoscientists and understand reservoir performance as a function of mechanical, geochemical, and microbial conditions.
  • Interface regularly with federal government and industry sponsors,
  • Work to expand the group's research portfolio with new and existing sponsors.
  • Independently analyze data from research experiments, field observations, and scientific literature, and integrate them into numerical models
  • Build new and modify existing computational models using high-performance computing (HPC) assets
  • Create and/or modify computational models of coupled thermo-chemical-mechanical (TCM) and thermal-hydraulic-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in porous materials
  • Contribute to the development of program plans and identify concepts for new business and assist in their development
  • Extract and compile technical data and documentation as required and contribute to technical reports, publications, and presentations at national technical meetings and project evaluations with program sponsors
  • Support management and program leadership in meeting DOE/industry expectations, achievements, and INL internal reporting metrics
  • Interface and develop relations with other labs and industry related to current work scope
  • Prepare technical reports, peer-reviewed and conference publications, and proposals for internally and externally funded work.
  • Represent the department through programmatic and technical presentations to sponsors and peers at conferences and symposia.
  • Maintain currency in a wide range of modeling and simulation techniques and capabilities commensurate with technology advancement in relevant fields.
  • Maintain environmental, safety, and security knowledge and training. Mentor junior research staff and interns and assist them with questions regarding training; safe, secure, and environmentally compliant conduct of operations; and technical knowledge related to project work.
  • This position will involve some travel and some work outside normal office hours. Qualifications
    • Master's degree in reservoir engineering, computational modeling, engineering (mechanical/chemical/civil) or a related field and 3 years related experience or PhD and 2 years' experience.
    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in English
    • Demonstrated computational modeling skills Preferred Requirements:
      • Demonstrated ability to organize complex research activities and build multi-disciplinary teams consisting of internal and external (other national laboratories, universities, industry) members
      • Relevant research accomplishments documented by publications in scientific literature
      • Experience developing models in a high-performance computing environment
      • Strong customer interaction and presentation skills Job Information Salary Grade 220 ($104,688 - $172,668) / Salary Grade 230 ($118,020 - $200,808) Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment. Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting, and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills. INL Overview: INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. INL Mission: Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision: Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure. Selective Service Requirements: To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable Accommodation: We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Other Information: When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited. Organization : Energy & Environment Science & Technology (Bxxx) Schedule : Full-time Employee Status : Regular Job Posting Unposting Date : Jan 15, 2023, 6:59:00 AM RELOCATION : Yes - Standard TELEWORK : On-Site Worker Federal Overtime Status : Exempt INL is operated for the Department of Energy by Battelle Energy Alliance1955 N. Fremont Ave.Idaho Falls, ID 83415Idaho National Laboratory


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