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Computational Fluid Dynamics Specialist


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

The Chemical Engineering Technology / Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Specialist fulfills a global consulting role supporting multiple research and development projects as well as manufacturing facilities.  This specialist provides technical leadership and in-depth analysis using principles of transport phenomena as well as CFD modeling for projects of varying duration involving fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, reacting flow, and process development and scale-up.

Job Role Responsibilities
  • Lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop technical solutions based on principles of transport phenomena and CFD simulations to address business needs
  • Maintain, advance, and develop CFD models for the simulation of multiphase flow and reacting systems
  • Conduct research to deliver technology advantages to refinery and chemical plant operations in the areas of energy, margin, safety, and reliability
  • Provide technical leadership through involvement in formal technical networks and work groups
  • Assist research laboratories in design and operation of experimental apparatus and associated experimental programs
  • Develop and maintain technical standards and guidelines
  • Assist manufacturing sites in the application of new technology
  • Support capital projects in the areas of design consulting and technical quality assurance
Job Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (Chemical is preferred) with focus on fluid dynamics, preferably for combustion, multiphase systems, and CFD modeling of such systems
  • Ability to engage work groups and business partners to deliver technical solutions in the area of Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Ability to creatively apply new understanding to improve process technology
  • Sense of ownership and personal accountability for quality of work
  • Ability to balance multiple simultaneous short- and long-term projects
  • Ability to take a measured risk approach in business decisions
  • Ability to use solid business judgment to recognize broader business context of technical work
  • Fluid dynamics - single and multiphase flows and experience with CFD modeling
  • Experience in modeling reacting flow or combustion is a plus


Alternate Location: United States : Houston, Texas 

ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Engineer, Chemical Research, Consulting, Refinery, Engineering, Technology, Research, Energy

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