Computational Scientist

Website ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

We are looking to hire candidates to work on challenging engineering, geological and commercial problems that focus on exploration, development, production, marketing and transportation of hydrocarbons and low carbon solutions. A successful candidate would understand a problem in oil and gas space (both commercially/economically and technically), be able to formulate the problem in a solvable way, apply engineering, numerical and programming skills to tackle a range of problems in the oil and gas industry.

Job Role Responsibilities

  • Work with computational scientists, data scientists, engineers, software developers, and geoscientists across the globe to develop, deliver and apply computational tools, models, or software to support our business
  • Enhance novel proprietary computational models and tools to address evolving business needs
  • Use domain knowledge and subject-specific models (Eg. physics-based) – to solve science, engineering, commercial problems and provide business insights
  • Design, build and execute studies using proprietary or commercial tools to provide insights including calibrating models to field data and providing field optimization recommendations

Job Role Requirements

  • Master’s degree/ PhD degree from a recognized university in one of the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines with minimum GPA 7.0 (out of 10.0) and above
  • Professional work experience in developing, applying and analyzing physics-based computational models and simulations.
  • Minimum 2 years of applied computational work experience for candidates with a Master’s degree.
  • Ability to understand, build, enhance and apply computational models
  • Strong knowledge of general numerical analysis and methods for solving differential equations
  • Experience with developing, applying and validating physics-based tools to model complex systems
  • Experience with fluid mechanics and/or solids mechanics is a plus.
  • Familiarity with application of optimization tools in Matlab/Python for engineering problems is a plus
  • Strong engineering fundamentals
  • Familiarity with Oil and Gas Industry is a plus
  • Ability to formulate complex problems in a solvable way
  • Software Skills
  • Competent to expert level programming experience
  • Background in C/C++/Python/Matlab as well as Object oriented programming
  • Prior knowledge of commercial software development and/or experience in commercial software teams is a plus
  • Software testing and development practices (Agile, etc.) is a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

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