Wells Research Engineer - Solid Mechanics


Bengaluru, KA, IN

Company:  ExxonMobil


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What role you will play in our team

  • Seeking candidates to work on challenging engineering problems for our upstream and low carbon solution business lines. 
  • Specific areas of interest for this position include application of solids mechanics and fracture mechanics to tackle a range of problems related to well design and operation.

What you will do

  • Work with wells engineers, drilling and completion experts, computational and data scientists, and laboratory scientists across the globe to enhance understanding of subsurface technologies and tools 
  • Build computational models and simulations using proprietary and vendor tools to enhance design and operational practices and address evolving business needs. 
  • Analyze simulation results and develop technical reports and presentations 
  • Design, build and execute parametric studies using simulation models to provide engineering design recommendations for business decisions
  • Create tutorials, documentation, training material or case studies
  • Mentor other engineers to help build their technical competencies in solids/fracture mechanics and modeling

About You

Skills and Qualifications


  • Master's with (minimum 3 years of experience) or PhD with (minimum 1 year of experience) from a recognized university in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering, Civil Engineering, or related disciplines with minimum GPA 6.0 and above is required.
  • Demonstrated capability in applying solids mechanics principles in solving business problems 
  • Experience in working with problems related to fracture mechanics and fracture modeling
  • Strong Finite Element Method basics and experience with working with a Finite Element tool (ABAQUS preferred) 
  • Understanding of Extended Finite Element method (XFEM) or discontinuity modeling preferred 
  • Experience in using engineering programing packages like MATLAB or python for data analytics, numerical computation and automation is preferred
  • Previous work experience in the geomechanics or upstream oil and gas domain is preferred but not necessary
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, collaboration and problem solving are required



Preferred Qualifications / Experience


  • Master's with (minimum 3 years of experience) or PhD with (minimum 1 year of experience) from a recognized university in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering, Civil Engineering, or related disciplines.
  • Strong work experience in Solid Mechanics.

Your benefits

An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance and life. We offer you: 


  • Competitive compensation 
  • Medical plans, maternity leave and benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment benefits 
  • Retirement benefits 
  • Global networking & cross-functional opportunities
  • Annual vacations & holidays
  • Day care assistance program
  • Training and development program
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Workplace flexibility policy
  • Relocation program
  • Transportation facility

Please note benefits may change from time to time without notice, subject to applicable laws. The benefits programs are based on the Company’s eligibility guidelines.

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