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Principal Chemical Engineer/ Chemist - Upstream ES

Company: Ecolab
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Nalco Champion, an Ecolab Company, has an immediate need for a Principal Chemical Engineer/Chemist with background skills in the area of chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (cEOR). This is an opportunity to join a large growing company offering a competitive base salary and benefits.

As Principal Chemical Engineer/Chemist, you will carry out state-of-the-art research and technical support for assigned chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery projects to deliver unique and innovative solutions to customer needs. The successful candidate will demonstrate project management skills and full use and application of principles, theories and concepts to assignments where precedents may exist plus working knowledge of related disciplines. In addition, the scientist must flourish as part of a multidisciplinary team and be comfortable with the prospect of customer-facing meetings and presentations.

Whats in it For You:


  • The opportunity to take on some of the worlds most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments
  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives and ideas to achieve our best
  • Thrive in a company that values sustainability, drives a safety-focused culture and has been recognized as one of the most ethical companies in the world
  • Comprehensive benefits package starting day 1 of employment- medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, company paid pension, stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement and more!

    What You Will Do:

    • Provide laboratory support for chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (cEOR) projects including R&D and customer-facing projects, using existing or novel scientific methods.
    • Manage assigned projects and monitor progress to ensure targets are met, while liaising with internal and external customers.
    • Collaborate with divisional research scientists, technical teams, marketers and other business leaders on new development projects and platforms that meet strategic business needs.
    • Support projects involving polymers, polymer gels, colloidal dispersion gels and alkaline/surfactant/polymer systems.
    • Conduct core flooding, sand packs, slim tube tests, among other techniques, for different cEOR technologies.
    • Split your time between R&D projects, technical support projects, and customer interaction. It is expected that this position will spend -50% of your time in the lab.
    • Analyze and interpret experimental data and communicate results clearly to peers and project teams in written reports and oral presentations.
    • Maintain high safety standards.
    • Develop solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of initiative and creativity to try new and different approaches.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • Degree or advanced degree in chemical/petroleum/mechanical engineering, chemistry or related discipline.
      • Degree/Experience: PhD and 2+ years (Preferred) (However, recent PhD grads will be considered) OR MS and 3+ years, OR BS and 5+ years
      • Prior polymer EOR experience in academic or industry setting

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Demonstrated organizational skills
        • Detail-orientated with excellent time management skills
        • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment and maintain a professional and positive attitude
        • Ability to troubleshoot and fix problems that arise with equipment in the lab
        • Deep understanding of flow through porous media

          About Nalco Champion:

          Discover how Nalco Champion helps fuel 550 million vehicles globally. Ecolabs Energy Services business, Nalco Champion, provides specialty chemistry programs and related services for upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas operations looking to maximize production, protect assets and reduce operating costs and environmental impact. Through on-site problem solving and innovative technologies, our team provides solutions that help energy customers overcome complex challenges in the worlds toughest energy frontiers.

          Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

          At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

          In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

          We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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