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Reservoir Simulation Development Scientist | Utrecht

Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Reservoir Simulation Development Scientist at TNO in Utrecht!

About this position

We are seeking a scientist to strengthen our team on reservoir modelling & optimization, which focusses on flow and transport in the deep subsurface for efficient and sustainable use of the subsurface. This team is part of our department HRE, where research on groundwater, chemistry and fluid flows influenced by both natural and anthropogenic processes in the subsurface is carried out in projects for the public task of the Geological Survey as well as for external clients. You will work on topics like geothermal energy, CCS, hydrogen storage, heat storage and hydrocarbon production.

What will be your role?

You will focus on the design, development, testing and deployment of reservoir simulation tools and their use, both inside and outside the organization, for energy systems modelling and management. This includes the development of functionality for the next-generation open-source reservoir simulator, and its application to modelling subsurface energy supply and storage. Therefore you may be involved in applications such as production and storage of hydrocarbons, production and storage of geothermal energy, and carbon and hydrogen storage. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary department with geohydrologists and reservoir engineers, and strong links to production technologists and other geoscience specialists. You will have many opportunities to work together with international clients on developing innovative models for complex problems faced by the energy industry.

What we expect from you

You will be involved in multiple projects across our project portfolio and lead the simulator development effort within these projects. You are able to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to develop complex physics-based models for flow in porous media and suggest and implement additions where useful. You are able to translate requirements from users from different application domains to software solutions. You'll be working together and communicating with both developers and end-users in the oil and gas, geothermal, hydrogen and CCS domains. You are able to identify and implement ways of improving reservoir simulator performance, make contributions at scientific conferences, and follow relevant academic and industry developments to identify promising technologies.

To succeed in this position we prefer you to have a background in the following:

  • Significant (3+ years) and relevant work experience in the field of reservoir engineering and simulation;
  • PhD in e.g. reservoir engineering, physics, computational science, mathematics, earth science, or similar;
  • Course work and/or research must focus on physics, numerical and analytical modelling, and/or scientific computing;
  • Communication and technical leadership skills that are important for dissemination of tool capabilities and setting development priorities, and for understanding and managing needs and expectations of clients and other stakeholders;
  • Programming skills in C++, and familiarity with GitHub, software development toolchains (e. g., unit testing, continuous integration, version control, debugging, and profiling) and scripting languages (e.g., Python);
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 4.291,- and € 6.641,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

The selection process comprises two interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Posted by: #LI-JL2 Jordy Leenders

Email: [email protected]

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