KeyLogic Systems Inc. Advanced Process Modeling and Optimization Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
KeyLogic Systems Inc. has an exciting opportunity for an entry to mid-level process modeling and optimization engineer. KeyLogic is the prime contractor supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory under the Strategic Analysis (SA) site-support contract. This position is intended to support the Process Systems Engineering Research (PSER) team under the Systems Strategic Engineering Analysis (SSEA) Directorate of NETL. The employee will work on projects within the PSER program, specifically supporting the Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) (), which is building and applying a next generation modeling and optimization platform to accelerate development of advanced energy systems. Primary responsibilities will include developing rigorous models of energy systems, mathematical optimization, and/or statistical analysis of lab-scale, pilot-scale, or commercial-scale process data while fulfilling the following general functions: Conduct exploratory and applied analyses in the areas of simulation, modeling and optimization, scientific computing, and the science of flowing materials, including multi-phase and chemically reactive flows. Investigate theoretical and fundamental phenomena as necessary to support PSER needs and develop new concepts, Provide technical expertise in the areas of virtual demonstration, process systems engineering and optimization. Position Requirements: Ability to pass any required background checks and obtain any necessary security clearances required by our clients Entry- to Mid-level MS/PhD in Chemical/Mechanical/Computer science Engineer with 0 - 10 years of experience in the process modeling of advanced energy systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: Development and utilization of rigorous steady-state and dynamic process models, including developing submodels for physical properties, thermodynamics and kinetics, utilizing at least one of the following classes of modeling platforms: Open source algebraic modeling languages such as Pyomo, Julia, CasADi, GAMS, AIMMS, AMPL, and/or MODELICA. Commercial process modeling tools such as gPROMS, Aspen Plus, Aspen Economic Analyzer, Aspen Dynamics, and Aspen Custom Modeler. Expertise in modeling complex energy system processes including: Process design (including cost estimation), synthesis, and integration (including heat/mass integration) Process modeling and simulation (both dynamic and steady-state) Process optimization and intensification Uncertainty quantification (including Bayesian approaches) Initializing and solving large scale optimization problems Familiarity with the development of reduced order models (ROM) to facilitate multi-scale simulations Use of trust regions methodologies for optimization Scale-bridging Modeling of energy systems Collaborating with experimentalists or process/equipment designers to develop and validate models Scientific and high-performance computing
At KeyLogic we recognize that our employees are our most valuable resources. We hire talented, qualified professionals and provide each of our employees with every resource and opportunity to excel in their day-to-day activities as well as advance their career. KeyLogic is a highly successful provider of professional and engineering services. We specialize in solutions that enable our customers to make better decisions for their organization. KeyLogic's performance has earned the company a solid reputation for high standards, proactive solutions, and an outstanding commitment to the customer, best exemplified by the fact we have never had a one-time federal customer - all of our customers have provided repeat business. This has led us to achieve significant growth every year since our founding in 1999. At KeyLogic, we're known for our extraordinary commitment to the success of the organizations we serve. Our client list includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT) and Treasury (including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at KeyLogic without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital; or any other status protected by law. KeyLogic is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. NOTE: KeyLogic is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Request for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Job Code: 1288
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