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Computational Solid Mechanics Engineer


Buenos Aires, B, AR

Company:  ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Business Support Center Argentina S.R.L; empresa afiliada a Exxon Mobil Corporation (*)

About us

ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international Oil and Gas Company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world. ExxonMobil uses innovation and technology to deliver energy to a growing world. We explore for, produce and sell crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.  We operate facilities or market products in most of the world's countries and explore for oil and natural gas on six continents.

As ExxonMobil continues to grow and prosper, we’re looking for the best and the brightest to join our team, and help tackle the world’s toughest energy challenges.

We are ExxonMobil professionals. Fueled by passion. Inspired to achieve greatness. 

Job Role Summary

We are looking to hire candidates to work on challenging engineering problems within our upstream business that focuses on exploration, development, production and marketing and transportation of hydrocarbons. Specific areas of interest for this position include application of computational solid mechanics expertise to tackle a range of problems in the upstream ranging from drilling & subsurface engineering to offshore pipelines and facilities design.


Job Role Responsibilities

  • Work with computational scientists, engineers and geoscientists to develop, enhance, support and maintain computational tools, models, algorithms and software related to computational mechanics
  • Build computational mechanics simulations using proprietary and vendor tools to model business problems. Analyze simulation results and develop technical reports and presentations
  • Design, build and execute parametric studies using simulation models to provide recommendations for business decisions
  • Create and maintain infrastructure to automate simulation preparation and execution, and to process and analyze simulation results
  • Contribute to all stages of model development: prototyping, development, testing, deployment, and support
  • Create tutorials, documentation, training material or case studies

Expected Level of Proficiency

  • Master’s/Engineering degree from a recognized university in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or  related disciplines
  • Professional work experience in developing, applying computational mechanics models for business applications and developing related algorithms. Minimum one year applied computational mechanics work experience for candidates with Master’s degrees; and minimum two years’ of such experience for candidates with Bachelor’s degrees
  • Strong knowledge of solid mechanics and finite element methods
  • Experience in prototyping tools such as MATLAB and Python
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working in a collaborative environment


Preferred skills:

  • Previous work experience in the upstream oil and gas industry
  • One or more of the following technical experiences
    • fracture modeling using cohesive elements
    • use of commercial finite element analysis and mesh generation packages (ABAQUS, ANSYS, Elfen, Hypermesh, Patran)
    • contact modeling for engineering structures having complex geometries
    • geomechanical modeling
    • computational geometry and finite element mesh generation
    • use of advanced finite element methods (e.g. extended finite element method discontinuous Galerkin methods)
    • development of material constitutive models (e.g. plasticity, creep)
    • technical software development using C, C++ and C#; software development in Linux environment; knowledge of FORTRAN



(*) Afiliada ExxonMobil significa Exxon Mobil Corporation y/o toda persona, individuo, sociedad de persona, sociedad con responsabilidad limitada, sociedad anónima, fideicomiso, sucesión, asociación no constituida, representante, joint venture u otra entidad, directa o indirectamente controlante, controlada por Exxon Mobil Corporation o bajo control común con Exxon Mobil Corporation. Para los fines de esta definición el término "control" (incluyendo los términos "controlante" y "bajo control común con") significa posesión, directa o indirecta del poder para dirigir o disponer la dirección del manejo y políticas ya sea a través de la titularidad de títulos, acciones, cuotas o cualquier otro documento con derecho a voto, o por contrato o de otro modo, respecto de cualquier persona, individuo, sociedad de personas, sociedad con responsabilidad limitada, sociedad anónima, fideicomiso, sucesión, asociación no constituida, representante, joint venture u otra entidad."

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