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Texas A&M University Senior Research Engineer I in United States

Job Title

Senior Research Engineer I


Texas A&M Engineering


Mary Kay O'connor Process Safety Center

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Job Location

College Station, Texas

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Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?

Who we are

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Job Description


Leads research activities assigned by the Principal Investigator or project leader. Performs independent research activities in a technically/scientifically specific realm. Co-supervises and/or manages activities of project teams that include faculty, professional researchers, technical personnel, project personnel, and students. The nature of the duties requires advanced knowledge of the field. The position also requires effective communication and consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.


  • Developing research projects and writing and submitting proposals to solicit funding for the center.

  • Identifying and developing new research, workforce development and project opportunities and clients.

  • Leading project teams and managing technical, programmatic and financial aspects of projects.

  • Assist in writing research proposals to secure funding.

  • Leading organization of Centre’s annual symposium and other outreach activities.

  • Developing content for and teaching continuing education courses and/or academic courses.

  • Developing, formatting, and editing technical documents such as technical reports, social media posts, status updates, presentations, and correspondence.

  • Ensure accuracy, consistency, and adherence to organizational standards in all documents produced.

  • Create research-driven, visually appealing, and engaging technical document materials using various tools and software.

Project Scheduling and Coordination:

  • Technical review of the literature on ocean engineering related topic and developing relevant documents

  • Facilitate the development of accurate project plans, timelines, and schedules, ensuring alignment with project goals and objectives.

  • Monitor project progress, identify potential risks or delays, and communicate when appropriate solutions may be needed.

  • Organize and facilitate team meetings, workshops, and technical training sessions.

  • Promote a positive team environment and ensure all team members understand their roles and responsibilities.

  • Display exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ensure accuracy, clarity, and coherence in all written technical materials.

  • Edit and proofread documents for technical grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style


  • Equipment related to calorimetry, fire and explosion, corrosion testing and experimentation.

  • Software and computation systems related to consequence analysis frequency analysis or risk assessment, process safety relevant analyses, large sets of data manipulation and machine learning.

  • Personal and desktop computers

What we need:

  • Master’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Six years of related experience.

What is helpful:

  • PhD in Chemical/process/Petroleum/Mechanical/Oil and Gas Engineering.

  • Significant experience in research proposals and peer journal paper writing.

  • Relevant Engineering project management experience.

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.

About the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) focuses on research to enhance safety in the chemical process industry. The center conducts research and develops undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Its services to government and industry include independent accident investigation and analysis services, particularly for accidents suggesting new phenomena or complex technologies.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.

  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.

  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.

  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.

  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).

  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses

  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.

  • Tuition assistance https://engineering.tamu.edu/information/esac/educational-assistance-programs.html

  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV

  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.

  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.

  • Offer total rewards, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.

  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.

Employment Eligibility Verification

  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in delay of start date.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

At Texas A&M Engineering, our employees are meeting new challenges every day. Through partnerships with industries, communities and academic institutions, the Texas A&M College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) work to enrich the lives of residents of the State of Texas, the United States and the World. Texas A&M Engineering staff and faculty members strive to uphold the university's core values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity and Selfless Service while working to fulfill the program’s efforts to transform engineering education.

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  • About Texas A&M University College of Engineering

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