Data Scientist

Job Locations US-TX-Sugar Land
Internal Title
Engineer II FFS
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Company Bio


Kiefner and Associates, Inc., an Applus RTD company, is a well-established engineering consultancy with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Kiefner provides the oil & gas industry with safety and reliability services.

We offer a broad range of consulting services including fitness for service, failure analysis and material testing, stress analysis, inline inspection qualification, and training workshops.


Position Purpose

  •  Responsibilities of the Data Scientist include conducting data analytics, statistical and probabilistic modeling, optimization, data scrubbing, standardization, developing and enhancing algorithms and data analysis methodologies, and data validation on projects related to midstream and downstream energy sectors. Support Kiefner by providing integrity assurance services to the oil & gas industry; particularly the midstream.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate, execute, and close out projects within time and budget
  • Work independently or as member of a small team
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations
  • Represent Kiefner at industry conferences, trade shows, and committees
  • Follow Kiefner QHSE standards
  • Perform all other duties assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • N/A

Knowledge and Skills

  • RapidMiner, R, Python, Matlab, @Risk, VBA
  • Neural networks
  • Naïve Bayes Classifier
  • Statistical tools and methodologies
  • Practical application of data science in engineering solutions
  • Ability to work on several assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • MS Office Suite of products
  • Firmly adhere to the values and ethics of Kiefner. Exhibit honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

Education and Work Experience

  • MSc or PhD in data science, applied mathematics, statistics, engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in data science in and engineering domain (preferably midstream oil and gas)
  • 1+ years in an engineering or consultancy environment
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • N/A

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas through speech so others will understand
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
  • Sitting: Remain sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work area to another
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound
  • Sedentary work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading at distances close to the eyes
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work inside an office environment, protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes
  • Occasional visits to field sites will require employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
  • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 20% of the time
  • No relocation is considered for this position


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