Company: SLB
Skills: Modeling
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Sugar Land, Texas, United States

Returnship SLB Technology Returnship Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Period 2023, 12 weeks, Start date week of Sept 11 th 2023

Location Houston, HETG 3MT

Discipline Modeling and Simulation engineer

Type : Hybrid- follow location specific flexible arrangements

About SLB Technology Returnships

Did you take a break from the professional world to pursue other priorities? Do you want to develop technologies and create solutions that drive the energy transition? If you are an experienced, passionate engineer or STEMinist with curiosity and learning agility, eager to return after a break of two or more years, the SLB Technology Returnship program is for you.

This three (3) months paid returnship will refresh your technical skills. In addition to technical training suited for your key job responsibilities, we provide professional development and peer mentoring with full access to SLB Technical communities. Our returnship is designed with an intent to hire in mind, i.e the possibility of becoming full-time employee after completion of the program with a technology leader in the Energy Industry.

Business area summary

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that's been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world's greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world's growing energy demands. We're working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It's what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.

Houston Enabling Technology Group (HETG) is located in the heart of Sugar Land Texas, 15 miles southwest of Houston Texas. At Houston Enabling Technology Group (HETG) 3MT. We develop and support best in class solutions for the Modelling (& Simulations), Materials, and Mechanical domains across all functions and business units in SLB.

We strive to be the performance partner of choice for your advanced design and failure investigation challenges. We are also leading the technology roadmap in our respective domains to innovate on design and decision making tools for the global engineering community.

We enable the transformation of the toughest Energy Exploration and Production (E&P) challenges into groundbreaking solutions for energy sustainability and affordability. Our multidisciplinary teams seamlessly create an impressive breadth of technology solutions.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Our ideal candidates are passionate about using technology to solve challenges once deemed "unsolvable." During the program the job responsibilities will include:

Gather project-related information through internal and external sources

Develop finite element models for various types of nonlinear problems

Work seamlessly with a multidisciplinary team and present project progress to various internal and external clients

Complete safety and environment standards training.

Upon completion of Returnship the participant will then develop into a skilled Modeling and Simulation engineer and will focus on developing electronics for measurement. The training and job responsibilities will expand gradually to:

Understand the design, manufacturing, and operation of the products on which you perform Modeling and Simulation on

Integrate various models developed in different software environments into a system model to enable co-simulation and accurately predict the performance and health condition of a physical asset

Develop scripts to link different pieces of information and automate repetitive tasks

Deliver results per defined key project milestones along with team members and collaborators

Present project progress updates to stakeholders and management

Develop domain expertise and share knowledge with peers and the engineering community



A career break for two or more years

Masters or PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics with a specialty in Applied Mechanics

Good understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) principles as well as the ability to interpret, generate, and present technical material and problem solve

Understanding of continuum mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, plasticity, fracture mechanics, the finite element method, failure analysis, engineering design concepts, and materials engineering

Ability with MS Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint)

Prior experience with ABAQUS or Ansys is essential. Experience in other FEA codes is a bonus.


Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills

Previous experience working in a collaborative and diverse environment

Experience with working with multi disciplinary teams

Experience in scientific programming with Python, FORTRAN, C or C++

How to Apply

The program is designed to increase the pipeline of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) talent who are returning from a two or more-year career break. This program provides the opportunity for professionals to get back into the workforce at a later stage in their life and offers a powerful return-to-work strategy for individuals. We value the skills you've honed during your break!

Candidates can apply through our website directly.

About SLB Technology

SLB Technology is the world's leading supplier of technology and information solutions to customers in the E&P industry, employing more than 105,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 90 countries. At SLB Technology, we understand that technology is only as valuable as its operational impact. We continuously optimize every solution, large and small, to anticipate the evolving needs of our customers and industry. Domain expertise fuel this innovation loop at every stage, from design, development, and deployment through testing and optimizations that begin the cycle again.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation / modification to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability to assist in the hiring process, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in the interview process, please contact company website to request assistance. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to.

SLB Technology is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. SLB Technology is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.