Reservoir Simulation Development Scientist | Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands

at TNO
Location Utrecht, Netherlands
Date Posted April 4, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


What will you be doing?
As a reservoir simulation development scientist with Applied Geosciences (AGS) you will focus on the development of functionality and software tools for the next-generation open source reservoir simulator. This general-purpose simulator will be used to explore various uses of the subsurface relevant to energy supply. Therefore you will be involved in applications such as production and storage of hydrocarbons, and topics relevant in the energy transition such as geothermal energy, and carbon and hydrogen storage. You will have the opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team with geologists, geophysicists, geomechanical engineers as well as production technologists. As a developer, you will also be involved in the design, development, deployment and testing of software tools that aim to optimize the management of different energy systems. You will have many opportunities to work together with international clients on developing innovative models for complex problems faced by the energy industry.
What do we require of you?
As a reservoir simulation development scientist, we expect you to be involved in multiple projects across our project portfolio and lead the simulator development effort within these projects. You are able to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to develop complex physics-based models for flow in porous media within an existing open source reservoir simulator framework and implement additions to for example fluid systems, gridding, debug output, parsing of keywords etc. You are also able to work with researchers and clients in the oil and gas, geothermal, geomechanical and CCUS domains to implement domain-specific functionality and models within the reservoir simulation framework. You are able to identify and implement ways of improving reservoir simulator performance and attend scientific conferences and read technical publications to identify cutting edge technologies for application to simulator development.

Master's degree or PhD in e.g. computer science, mathematics, earth science, reservoir engineering, aerospace engineering or similar.
Course work and/or research must focus on numerical methods and/or scientific computing.
Strong programming skills in C++; familiarity with GitHub.
Knowledge of numerical methods for solving partial differential equations.
Familiarity with software development toolchain (e. g. unit testing, continuous integration, version control, debugging, and profiling).
Experience with high performance computing is beneficial.
Familiarity with scripting languages (e. g. Python).
Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
What can you expect of your work situation?
TNO is at the forefront of research and development of technical innovations for the energy industry. The expertise group Applied Geosciences (AGS) within TNO hosts about 50 professionals, for a large part earth scientists and subsurface engineers. Our project portfolio covers the entire chain of resource exploration, efficient production, subsurface storage, and the re-use and de-commissioning of existing infrastructure.

Our project portfolio is diverse in scope and size: we manage large national research programs, participate in EU funded research consortia, and provide consultancy services for the private sector. We offer our partners and clients - ranging from the global players in the energy sector to municipalities and from universities to start-up enterprises –a creative vision on the energy transition and transform this vision into practical solutions, based on world-class geoscientific expertise and leading edge technological capabilities.
What can TNO offer you?
Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.
Application process
You can apply till the 5th of May. The first round of interviews is scheduled on the 14th of May. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.
Has this vacancy sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Anne-Maartje Uijl- Meijman, den
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-469 66067

Hiring manager: Paul Wyers
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 62295

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.

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