Research Engineer

Dickinson State University Dickinson , ND 58602

Posted 2 months ago

Research Engineer

Hiring Department: Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $75,000+/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This position may occasionally require work in the field for up to several weeks at a time, shift work, and/or activities outside normal business hours.

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.


Position Details: A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

This mid- to senior-level position is located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), an international leader in energy and environmental research and development. At the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we've worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As the EERC is part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that's more like a family.

The EERC is looking for an engineer with expertise in oil and gas production facilities design and operation; and an active interest in research and development of energy technologies. This individual would manage projects and/or work for a project manager or principal investigator and contribute to the success of projects that could include material and/or technology concept development, bench- and pilot-scale testing, process engineering, and system design.

Specific assignments may include developing new, innovative research concepts; writing proposals and securing research funding through public and/or private sources; and managing and executing research programs to advance energy technologies. Occasional business travel may be required.

The successful candidate would support these development efforts by performing the following essential functions:

  • Developing innovative, applied research concepts.

  • Participating in the preparation of funding proposals to expand the EERC's mid- and downstream oil and gas program.

  • Contributing to the design, modeling, and hands-on fabrication of experimental equipment.

  • Utilize process modeling software to evaluate process operations and system performance.

  • Operating and/or overseeing operation of experimental and analytical equipment and instrumentation

  • Travel to support project activities.

  • Acquiring and interpreting data.

  • Writing reports and papers.

  • Interpersonal interactions with colleagues, clients, and project partners.

  • Presenting project results to clients.

  • Presenting papers at national and international conferences.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prepare funding proposals, experimental plans, and technical reports.

  • Customer focused approach.

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Proven interest in advanced energy technology.

  • Innovative approach to energy technology.

For more information regarding the EERC, visit www.undeerc.org.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering.

  • 3+ years of experience with oil production equipment and systems.

  • Hands-on experience with processing systems.

  • Project management/execution experience.

  • Cover letter and resume.

  • Not required by the EERC, however, some clients will require drug screenings.

  • Successful completion of criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in chemical, mechanical, or petroleum engineering.

  • 5-10 years of experience designing, operating, troubleshooting, and debottlenecking oil production equipment and systems.

  • Field experience operating and optimizing oil production equipment.

  • Expertise with process modeling software such as Aspen, HYSYS, etc.

  • Experience with process control design and programming (LabVIEW).

  • Expertise designing oil field production equipment and/or systems.

  • Experience writing funding proposals.

  • Experience managing engineering projects including client management, project planning, budget and schedule management, data/results analysis, and report writing.

  • Academic, Post-doctoral, or work-related research experience in oil and gas production related to topics such as:

  • Flaring mitigation

  • Air emission reduction/mitigation

  • 2-phase or 3-phase separators

  • Produced fluids characterization

  • Artificial lift

  • Gas compression, processing, and separations

  • Enhanced oil recovery systems (water, carbon dioxide, rich gas)

To find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out www.GrandForksisCooler.com

All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing, and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status on the form found at http:und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran's Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.


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