• Associate Engineer - Entry Level

    Location US-TX-Katy
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Oil & Gas
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    Brief Team and Position Summary


    DNV GL's - Oil and Gas North America is seeking an Associate Engineer (Entry Level) to work in the Hydraulics and Flow Assurance Team in the Pipeline Services Department.


    This team of engineering consultants specializes in hydraulic and flow assurance modeling including: Single phase steady state and transient hydraulics analysis (Synergi Pipeline Simulator) and, to a lesser extent, multiphase thermal and hydraulic steady state and transient analysis. 


    The Associate Engineer will be responsible for the initiation, development, and completion of the hydraulics and flow assurance studies for DNV GL clients. The position is based in our Katy, TX office (Houston, TX area).  


    This is an ENTRY LEVEL position reporting to the Head of Section in Hydraulic & Flow Assurance Management.


    Tasks May Include

    • Working effectively and efficiently within a group of engineers and consultants.
    • Carry out for Flow Assurance studies using software packages, e.g. SPS, OLGA, PIPESIM, PIPEPHASE, etc.
    • Model systems from reservoir face through well tubing, flowlines, risers, export pipelines, and single phase transmission lines.
    • Compiling data received from pipeline operators and determining the appropriate methodologies and calculations to solve issue at hand.
    • Documenting analyses and processes and procedures in a technical format to clearly deliver results and the implications of those results to the pipeline operator.
    • Engage in a group of engineers and consultants, reviewing, and verifying each other’s work.
    • Interact with other team members and clients in a manner that is professional and promotes collaboration.
    • Writing of technical papers or presentations of innovative work or projects, if desired.
    • Attending technical seminars to increase understanding of the pipeline industry and new technologies as well as to develop projects.
    • Business development within existing projects and customers

    Position Qualifications


    • B.S. or higher or graduating in the next semester in Engineering (preferably Mechanical, Chemical or Civil) from an accredited university
    • Experience: This is an Entry Level position with no professional experience required. 
    • Technical competencies:
      • Microsoft Excel and Word, strong technical writing skills, problem solving, critical thinking, ability to pick up technical concepts quickly
      • Some knowledge of Fluid Dynamics a must
    • Travel requirement at least 15%
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to rent and drive a car and travel on public conveyances when required
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


    Preferred Skills

    • Microsoft PowerPoint, macro and VBA programming experience
    • Prior experience using pipeline hydraulics software
    • Prior experience using process software
    • Knowledge of fundamental fluid dynamics and heat transfer principles


    Behavioral competencies

    • Attention to detail, internally driven/motivated, hardworking, strong social skills, professional presence, often takes the initiative independent of direct instruction
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to respect and understand cultural diversity and create a positive team spirit
    • Ability to work on a team effectively and efficiently, but also be able to show effectiveness when working individually.
    • Ability to handle fast pace, high demand environments with strong stress management skills.
    • Actively seeks opportunities to help team members with demanding project schedules and expectations


    Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position.


    Opportunities Beyond Business

    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


    Local employment conditions apply.


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com




    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

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