Company: Weatherford
Skills: Hydraulic & Pneumatic, Project Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

We're looking to the future with a clear vision and a strong mission. Our goal is to address the headwinds facing the industry, and revolutionize the oilfield with digital technology, integrated solutions, and world-class talent. We accept every challenge for the benefit of our Company, our industry, and the world.

Weatherford is currently seeking a Project Engineer - Hydraulics who is passionate about conceptualizing, developing, and deploying physics-based models to accurately characterize hydraulic processes taking place during well drilling and completion operations. The successful candidate will work with multiple domain experts to improve existing modeling solutions and create new solutions addressing energy industry challenges energy in a business-effective way.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Works on all aspects related to hydraulics engineering during the creation and delivery of physics-based modeling solutions for drilling and completion operations
  • Responsible for selecting and/or developing the optimum model(s) for characterization of drilling and completion hydraulic processes, including testing, validating, and benchmarking analytic solutions derived from the models
  • Shares expertise with peers and other domain experts sustaining an open collaborative environment focused on solving complex engineering problems
  • Works closely with other modelling engineers, software developers, product lines and management team to identify opportunities for improving the performance of existing modeling solutions
  • Works closely with other members of technical staff, product management, services, and management to evaluate third-party solutions and determines their applicability to existing modeling products
  • Develops and tunes static and time-dependent (transient) models for drilling and completion hydraulics
  • Leads the research in analytic and/or computational modeling of hydraulic systems applied to drilling and completion operations
  • Participates in technical seminars and writing technical papers
  • Participates in estimation, planning, and identification of risks and issues related to model accuracy and uncertainties
  • Partners and works with data scientists and other modeling engineers to create hybrid analytics solutions (physics plus AI/ML).
  • Mentors other Engineers in hydraulics modeling and simulation
  • Perform HR responsibilities including keeping up to date on competency, compliance, and mandatory training initiatives
  • Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford
  • Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job


Qualifications

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
  • Solid understanding of hydraulics modeling applied to the energy industry
  • Experience with steady-state and transient hydraulics modeling tools
  • Proven experience in developing physics-based solutions for hydraulic processes in the energy industry. This may include but is not limited to drilling hydraulics, hole cleaning, cuttings transport, fluid abrasion, multi-phase flow, non-linear rheologic models, proppant/gravel transport, etc.
  • Able to apply engineering principles and analysis to develop and improve physics-based solutions
  • Knowledge of oil and gas and energy industry data and problems to which modeling solutions can be applied to
  • Strong scientific and technical writing/presentations
  • Proven track record of technical publications
  • Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills including conflict resolutions
  • Ability to manage multiple issues to successful resolution
  • Capability of working collaboratively in a team environment in person and remotely maintaining effective interactions with team members coming from a broad range of backgrounds both cultural and technical
  • High level of personal accountability
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Mentoring, teambuilding, and morale building skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology trends
  • Open-mind, humble and curious attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross-functional multi-cultural teams, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Education:
  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (thermal or mechanical focus) or related technical subject area with a minimum of 10 years of related experience, PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of related experience preferred