United States Houston: Modeling & Optimization Engineer

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

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In this role, you will be responsible for the development of o technology for Halliburton’s Production Enhancement and Cementing Product Service Lines (PSL). You will develop state-of-the-art technology solutions for some of the most challenging problems in oil & gas to improve operational efficiency, lower costs, and maximize well productivity.  You will need to be creative, dynamic, passionate, and data-driven with the ability to effectively communicate and influence the team to deliver best-in-class technology.


Essential duties & responsibilities:


  • Develop & build mathematical models to be embedded in control & automation systems. 
  • Apply analytical, lumped parameter, statistical, and/or computational models to describe system, process and product performance. 
  • Use knowledge of model-based predictive and corrected parameter controls including the application of plant level modeling.
  • Develop automated low-dimensional models and fault diagnostics/prognostics.


Education / Experience / Knowledge:


  • Skills acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline and 2 years of related experience.
  • Prefer a Minimum of Master’s degree (electrical, mechanical, chemical, or aerospace engineering) with 3 to 10 years control systems engineering experience or related/applicable experience.  PhD degree (electrical, mechanical, chemical, or aerospace engineering) is highly desired but not required.
  • Past experience in oil & gas and power generation preferred.  Experience in large-scale industrial processes (chemical, pharmaceutical, oil & gas refining) is essential to be successful in this role.
  • Strong background in data science including statistical analysis and modeling, data mining, machine learning, uncertainty analysis, working with both structured and unstructured data.   
  • Understand frequency-domain analysis and condition-based performance monitoring. 
  • Past experience in system identification and estimation techniques.
  • Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available.


Competencies, skills, and abilities:


  • Ability to program in Microsoft Visual Studio, C# and C++, VB.net, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Matlab/Simulink, Matlab/Simscape, and industry standard PLC systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings and diagrams, electrical schematics, piping and instrument drawings (P&IDs), flow charts and cause and effect diagrams.
  • Understand data acquisition and measurement systems.
Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E.HoustonTexas77032, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 66144 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Production Enhancement 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Machinist, Statistics, Data Mining, Manufacturing, Data, Technology

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