Senior Geoscientist in Houston, United States

at Norges Geotekniske Institutt
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted August 7, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


We are looking for a dynamic engineer / graduate engineer to join our expanding office in Houston. Candidates must be able to contribute positively to our projects and to interact effectively with our Houston, Oslo and Perth teams and with our clients. Candidates must be reliable and systematic, with the ability to work independently and in a team. Good communication skills are a must.
The primary place of work will be NGI's office in Houston. Candidates should be prepared to travel on project or research assignments as required. Work abroad for shorter or longer periods at NGI's offices in Oslo and Perth may be required. Additionally, work offshore is to be expected.

Work tasks
Project and Research assignments for oil and gas offshore developments, including:

Planning of site investigations, advanced laboratory testing and interpretation of soil parameters
Design of foundation solutions for offshore applications, including platforms, floating facilities, subsea structures and pipelines
Numerical analysis within offshore geotechnical applications
Offshore supervision of site investigations and foundation installations
Project management.
Qualifications & experience
University degree (MSc / PhD) in geology or geophysics, including relevant work experience
Seeking candidates with 10+ years (MSc) or 8+ years (PhD) experience
Strong knowledge of Quaternary/ shallow geology
Skilled in using seismic interpretation software, GIS tools and data management
Skills in programming and scripting are appreciated
Experience and interests related to offshore geohazards appreciated
Applicants must have a lawful right to work in the US at the time of application.
We offer
an opportunity to work within a dynamic team in Houston, challenging projects, a good work environment, trust, freedom and responsibility; combined with an attractive salary, good benefits and opportunities for continual professional development including technical and management skills.
We value
technical skills highly, together with commitment, curiosity, and a thorough understanding of our markets and clients.
We expect
commitment, flexibility and above all a strong sense of initiative.

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