Senior Reservoir Modeller/Geophysical Interpreter

Keyworth, Nottingham
£37,789 to £41,988 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)

About us

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that is housed in UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey that provides a core science mission to inform government of science related to the subsurface and its interfaces and also undertakes applied research for solutions to earth and environmental processes, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI as well as through research grants and via private sector contracts.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Reservoir Modeller/Geophysical Interpreter to join the BGS Decarbonisation Challenge Team based at our headquarters in Keyworth in Nottingham.

About the role

BGS has established a reputation of international research excellence in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Working within the CCS Research Team you will be expected to undertake research in the modelling and monitoring of subsurface processes linked to CO2 storage.

You will have experience in multiphase flow modelling and an understanding of fluid processes in porous rocks. Much of the research is undertaken in collaboration with leading university departments, industrial partners and overseas research institutes.

You will be expected to lead projects and develop new proposals for grant funding. You may also be required to make contributions to a range of other interdisciplinary projects within the Decarbonisation Challenge. The work will be mostly UK based but there may also be opportunities to work overseas for short periods of time.

About you

You should be educated to 2:1 or above in a relevant degree and have either an MSc and three years' experience or a PhD in geoscience or geophysics with a focus on the deep sub-surface.

In addition, you should have the following knowledge/skills/experience:

  • demonstrable background in multiphase reservoir flow simulation
  • demonstrable experience in the interpretation or application of geophysical data sets
  • capability in the use of complex data sets to understand subsurface processes related to fluid migration
  • knowledge and experience in algorithm development
  • familiarity with C++ and/or Fortran is desirable.

You will have excellent communication skills, in order to deliver presentations at international meetings, and a track record of publications in international journals.

What we offer

A generous benefits package is also offered, including a very competitive pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, free parking and access to flexi-time. For a salary at the top end of the advertised range, you will also need to meet the desirable criteria detailed on the website.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. We would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process. A well thought through application addressing the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a generic covering letter and CV.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the Apply Now button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 22 March 2019. Interviews will take place during week commencing 29 April 2019.

posted: 18 February 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.