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Chemical Engineer, Modeling & Simulation - Space Systems

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) develops, integrates, and applies new and innovative technologies to meet the challenges of working in space and other harsh environments. We are ideally positioned to meet the growing needs of NASA and the expanding commercial and Department of Defense (DOD) markets.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments - from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges - from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Join our talented team as a Modeling & Simulation Chemical Engineer and become a vital contributor to support NASA as an Oceaneering Teammate on the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) II contract. As an integral part of our organization, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the flawless execution of NASA's mission p roviding support to the advanced environmental control and life support systems analysis group.

This role will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the thrilling world of deep space exploration. Your contributions will ensure that our services not only meet - but outperform all standards and expectations. As a Modeling & Simulation Chemical Engineer , you'll find yourself at the forefront of innovation, collaborating with a passionate team who shares your dedication to excellence. If you're seeking to immerse yourself in an environment where your skills and expertise will make a genuine impact, we invite you to join our team!

We are seeking someone with a keen eye for detail, a strong commitment to owning their work, and providing superior quality. You should be a person who thrives in a diverse environment and who is comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization. To be successful in this role, you should have a sense of genuine, engaging curiosity, and a desire for growth and continuous learning.

Someone in this role would typically have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

**International travel may be required/straight time overtime/9-80 work schedule (every other Friday off) may be available**

Duties & Responsibilities

Some of your major responsibilities will include:

  • Support the advanced environmental control and life support systems analysis group.
  • Simulate and evaluate performance of life support systems for future NASA vehicles and habitats including the Orion spacecraft and vehicles capable of lunar or Mars missions.
  • Correlate water and air process simulation models to test results.
  • Model physical and chemical processes, and size equipment performing life support functions for long duration space flights.
  • Evaluate and refine requirements for life support equipment that will support future missions.
  • Perform other tasks assigned


    • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or closely related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience developing simulation models of air and water purification processes at varying levels of fidelity (ranging from detailed, first-principle models to more descriptive lumped-parameter models), either as a school-based project, internship, or other professional experience
    • Programming knowledge in one or more of the following: FORTRAN, C, and/or Visual Basic
      • Master's degree in Chemical Engineering
      • Experience with chemical processes associated with NASA life support systems
      • SysML experience
      • Aspen software experience
      • Experience with dynamic chemical process simulation

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Houston , Chemical Engineer, Modeling & Simulation - Space Systems, Other , Houston, Texas

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