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.
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.
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
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
In operation since 1949, Idaho National Laboratory is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in energy research, nuclear science and national defense. The world's first usable amount of electricity from nuclear energy was generated here in 1951.
At 890 square miles (569,135 acres), the INL Site is roughly 85 percent the size of Rhode Island. In addition to our geographic resources, the lab hosts a variety of unique facilities, including the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility.
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