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Geologic Carbon Storage Analyst




Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Leidos is seeking a Geologic Carbon Storage Analyst to support our client’s contract team that is supporting NETL’s Carbon Transport and Storage Program which seeks to develop a carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage industry at the scale necessary to decarbonize the economy.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) develops creative innovations and efficient energy systems advancing technologies driving toward a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050. Highly skilled researchers at NETL’s three research sites – Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

Location: This position is primarily located onsite at the NETL campus in Pittsburgh, PA. Occasionally this position will be required to work out of the Morgantown, WV NETL campus as well. Up to 25% of telecommuting may be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work on local and geographically dispersed teams with other engineers, scientists, technicians, subject matter experts, from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. They will:

  • Provide the client input and guidance related to awards that conduct technical research and field operations. Areas of expertise include assessments of equipment and labor requirements necessary for the planning, permitting, drilling, operation, and monitoring of wells used to store CO2 in saline aquifers, oil and gas reservoirs, onshore and offshore reservoirs, organic shales, and coal seams.
  • Perform technical reviews of proposed work related to carbon transport and storage projects.
  • Develop recommendations on administrative and project work matters.
  • Prepare technical summary reports, presentations, graphs and tables, factsheets, and/or articles summarizing the results and accomplishments of storage projects.
  • Execute specific transport/storage-related assignments such as updating websites, databases, and internally generated publications to ensure effective achievement of program, project, and organizational objectives.
  • Interact regularly with federal customer, contract team and subcontractors.

Technical Geologic Carbon Storage Areas of Interest:

  • Knowledge of geologic storage of CO2
  • Knowledge of geologic formations and confining layers suitable for storage of CO2
  • Knowledge of oil and gas industry exploration practices
  • Knowledge of depositional environments and basin geology
  • Laboratory and/or field-based experience, or familiarity with any of the following technical areas:
    • Sedimentology
    • Petroleum engineering
    • Hydrogeology
    • Geologic monitoring techniques
    • Drilling techniques
    • Geologic core analysis
    • Wireline log analysis and interpretation
    • Fluid sampling, analysis, and interpretation
    • Fluid migration, porosity and permeability, and subsurface plume tracking
  • Well installation/completion/closure/testing
    • Subsurface or atmospheric monitoring techniques
    • Seismology and geophysics
    • Sequence stratigraphy
    • Knowledge of pipeline planning and buildout processes and associated costs
    • Knowledge of pipeline hubs
    • Basic understanding of EPA's Underground Injection Control (UIC) injection well regulations

Required Education, Experience & Other:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, or related subsurface technical discipline
  • 3+ years of relevant experience and direct technical expertise in geology with an emphasis on one or more of the following: oil/gas/deep drilling, sedimentology, petroleum geology, or seismology
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Must be able to meet security requirements for gaining access to work on the NETL campus
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher), and proficiency with Microsoft Teams other video-conferencing software, e.g., Webex; Zoom, Skype, etc.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to communicate scientific and technical concepts effectively in technical documents and presentations
  • Ability to support multiple tasks/team members with often overlapping and conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to quickly assess and learn new technologies related to subsurface monitoring, geologic modeling, and wellbore integrity as well as to research relevant information in other technical fields
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, multi-cultural, geographically dispersed work environment while maintaining a positive and proactive outlook, to consistently provide high-quality products
  • Occasional travel to other sites as business needs required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of geologic modeling software (Rockworks, Petrel, etc.)
  • Experience in an R&D project environment
  • Competency in webpage layout and design

Salary Range for this position: $65K to $70K

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.