Hydrodynamicist

Less than 5 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Less than 5 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Job Role Summary

 

ExxonMobil is seeking qualified candidates to conduct hydrodynamic analyses and experiments as well as research and development of marine technologies for offshore oil and gas exploration, development, and production.  ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company is the central research and technology development organization for ExxonMobil's worldwide upstream business.  This position will be based in Houston, Texas and entail some domestic and international travel. 

Job Role Responsibilities

 

  • Perform hydrodynamic modeling and analysis using potential flow theory and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for ExxonMobil projects
  • Plan and conduct hydrodynamics and motion model test programs for offshore structures
  • Work with ExxonMobil multi-disciplinary engineering teams in a research environment to:
    • Develop methodologies to ensure safe and reliable operations in the marine environment
    • Conduct conceptual feasibility studies for new research areas
    • Evaluate third party-developed technologies, and work with developers to enhance and adapt them to ExxonMobil's needs
  • Technology areas of interest include hydrodynamics of fixed and floating platforms, vessel motions, station keeping and riser dynamics
     

Job Requirements

 

  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in engineering (naval architecture, ocean, aerospace or a related discipline)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in computational fluid dynamics and experimental hydrodynamics for offshore structures
  • Experienced in mathematical and statistical analysis
  • Solid technical, analytical, and fundamental research skills
  • Strong communication, innovation, and teamwork capabilities
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience

 

 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

 

Candidates who have a background in engineering areas such as those below and who can quickly adapt their skills will be strongly considered. Relevant experience includes the following:

  • Theoretical, computational and experimental hydrodynamics
  • Vessel motion analysis
  • Station keeping analysis
  • Riser analysis
  • Metocean criteria
  • Probabilistic and statistical analysis
  • Software (e.g. WAMIT, WADAM, HYDRSTAR, STAR-CCM, FLUENT)
  • Programming (e.g. MATLAB and FORTRAN)
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