Principal Engineer/Scientist – Geomodeling and Reservoir Engineering in Grand Forks, United States

at University of North Dakota
Location Grand Forks, United States
Date Posted February 23, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Hiring Department: Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Details: $110,000+/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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To be considered for this position, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.

Position Details: A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

This position is located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), an International leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities to people with an exceptional work attitude, dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development. We are looking for experienced, aggressive, scientifically trained, and market-oriented individuals to contribute to the success of the organization by performing one or more of the following functions: Leading reservoir engineering and/or geological evaluations on CO2 EOR projects, CO2 storage projects, unconventional hydrocarbon recovery projects. Other duties would include leading a group of scientists and engineers geomodeling and/or simulation efforts. Working with others to prepare and lead proposals for research related to areas of expertise; and develop and manage project scopes of work, objectives, personnel, and budgets in an exceptional manner. Successful candidates would also be expected to prepare and manage the preparation of technical reports, conference papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles and deliver technical presentations. Some travel is required. Required Competencies: Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Effective at project/task/personnel management in area of expertise. Seen as an expert in technical field. Knowledge and willingness to learn about new technologies. Excels at mentoring, advising, and/or supervising staff Strong leadership abilities. For more information regarding the EERC, visit

Minimum Requirments: Bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering, geology, geological engineering, reservoir engineering or related field. 5 years of oil and gas industry and research experience. Direct experience working with oil and gas operators. Experience leading projects and proposals for technical work. Applicants may be required to present to the interviewers during the interview process. Cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae. Successful completion of criminal history background check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Master or Ph.D. in petroleum engineering, geology, geological engineering, reservoir engineering or related field. Experience preparing resource evaluations for CO2 EOR and storage, shale oil, and offshore oil and gas resources. Experience serving as a Principle Investigator on U.S. Department of Energy-funded projects. Experience leading a team of reservoir/petroleum engineers on CO2 EOR and storage, and unconventional oil and gas, and/or geothermal projects. Author or coauthor of published, peer-reviewed papers in the area of CO2 EOR, CO2 storage, unconventional hydrocarbon recovery and/or geothermal energy. Experience with one or more of the following other oil and gas industry modeling and simulation software: Schlumberger’s Eclipse, Petrel, PetroMod, PetroFlow; Comsol; CMG GEM, Winprop, CMOST; Tough 2, Tough React; etc.

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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