Center for Reliable Energy Systems


Positions in Mechanical, Materials, and Software Engineering

CRES is looking for highly motivated individuals to fill multiple immediate openings in mechanical, materials, and software engineering. The positions are open to all relevant engineering disciplines at preferably MS or PhD level.
Interested candidates may send resumes to [email protected].

Position Summary

Engineers in this position will be performing computational modeling/analysis and mechanical testing of energy systems, such as pipelines, and preparing technical reports and papers.  The engineer will work closely with fellow team members and the project lead throughout the full lifecycle of a project, including scope definition, proposal preparation, work planning and execution, deliverable preparation, and communication with clients.

Major Responsibilities

  • Performing finite element modeling and analysis for energy systems under complex operational and environmental loadings
  • Leading and/or interacting with mechanical test programs and individuals responsible for test programs; interpreting and utilizing test results
  • Developing predicative models for component integrity using a combination of analytical and numerical tools
  • Implementing predicative models in software formats for client deployment
  • Presenting updates on technical tasks in internal discussions and client meetings
  • Drafting or assisting in the drafting of technical reports and papers for clients, conferences, and journal publications

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in material, mechanical, civil, or aerospace engineering with three years’ experience; Master’s or PhD degree is highly preferred
  • Solid foundation in the following subject areas
    • Solid mechanics
    • Fracture mechanics
    • Material degradation and failure
  • Familiarity with at least one commercial finite element analysis (FEA) package
  • Experience with Python development
  • Familiarity with mechanical testing
  • Passionate about mechanistic understanding of engineering problems
  • Excellent skills in oral presentation and technical writing
  • Good work attitude, able to work in a team environment
  • Enthusiastic about taking on new subject areas

Desirable Traits and Skills

  • Familiarity with ABAQUS®, Fortran and C++
  • Familiarity with finite element meshing algorithms
  • Leadership and team building experience
  • Takes initiative in improving established workflow or processes, e.g., task automation.
  • Project management including scheduling, budgeting, scoping, and communication
  • Knowledge or project experience in any of the following subject areas:
    • Metallurgy
    • Welding
    • Computational mechanics
    • Soil mechanics
    • Non-destructive examination
    • Pipeline in-line inspection

More about CRES

CRES is a leading consulting and applied research company dedicated to improving the safety and reliability of our energy infrastructure including developing industry standards for future fuels such as hydrogen.  CRES is a small company making a big impact on the world stage.

CRES offers a dynamic, highly technical, and close-knit work environment for the career growth of our staff.   One of the most satisfying experiences at CRES is seeing the real-world impact of our work products on our customers.  We constantly challenge the “old ways” by developing new technologies and processes that change the practice of the entire industry.    

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive compensation with regular pay and a bonus plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Salary continuation
  • Visa and immigration sponsorship
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development including external training
  • Publications and conference attendance
  • Paid membership at professional societies
  • Weekly catered lunch
  • Snacks
  • Exercise room
  • Match for athletic membership
  • Match for charitable donation
  • Holiday presents

Work Environment

  • Autonomy with flexible work schedule
  • Learning opportunities in a wide range of technical areas
  • High individual impact on project and company business
  • Community atmosphere
  • Agile, small team without red tape or bureaucracy
  • Transparency and employee participation in company decisions