The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) addresses the interface of O.R. and computing. Since their earliest days, O.R. and computing have been tightly linked. The practice of O.R. depends heavily on the availability of software and systems capable of solving industrial-scale problems: computing is the heart of O.R. in application.

ICS is INFORMS' leading edge for computation and technology. Major ICS interests are algorithms and software for modeling, optimization, and simulation. ICS is also interested in the leading edge of computing and how it affects O.R. (e.g. XML modeling standards, O.R. services offered over the web, open source software, constraint programming, massively parallel computing, high performance computing).

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  • Redmond, Washington, Be part of the next revolution in computing! Join Microsoft’s Azure Quantum team and solve customer problems using new algorithms and computing hardware. Our mission is to develop computing systems to solve currently unsolvable problems. We are looking for an exceptional researcher to create state of the art optimization algorithms and apply them to customer problems. Deploy new algorithms for currently intractable problems in mathematical optimization, operations research, and mathematical modelling. Work directly with customers. Research and develop the next generation of optimization algorithms exceeding present day state of the art. Our team is collaborative and interdisciplinary. You will work closely with a diverse team within Microsoft that brings together mathematicians, physicists, and software engineers. By bringing together a unique combination of knowledge and skillsets, as well as cutting edge hardware, we build novel solutions to the world’s hardest and most impactful computational problems. This role will be ideal for candidates who enjoy continually learning about new computational problems and new algorithmic techniques. Required Qualifications 2+ years' experience (academic or industry) in mathematical optimization and the discovery, design, and implementation of advanced optimization algorithms. Advanced degree in operations research, mathematics, physics, computer science, or a related discipline. Preferred Qualifications Experience working across organizational boundaries and in interdisciplinary teams. Experience working directly with customers to solve complex computational problems. Strong knowledge of C++ programming and modern software engineering practices.
  • Richmond, Virginia, Berkshire Hathaway’s commitment to building a stronger energy future is matched by our commitment to our employees who will make it a reality. Our employees are integral to our success and work hard to exceed customer expectations. We provide fulfilling employment opportunities, are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees, and support an environment that reflects the diversity of our communities.   Join our team!  Gas System Planning & Design has an exciting Engineer position.    There is one position available that will be filled as either an EI, EII or EIII level depending on the selected candidate's skills and abilities.  This position may report to our Richmond, VA, Bridgeport, WV or Columbia, SC office locations.   Flexible work arrangements, including hybrid or compressed schedule may be available, but are not guaranteed.  Relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate if eligible.  In this role, some of your responsibilities will include the following actions: Perform engineering analysis on gas pipeline systems to determine the performance of the systems, which includes identifying infrastructure requirements for system expansions utilizing specialized software and models; Develop preliminary cost estimates for facility designs; Research facility drawings, maps, records, and other documentation to develop and update facility models; Provide technical support for new and existing tap agreements; Be fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter, which includes increased complexity in the application of engineering skills; Perform other duties as requested or assigned to support BHE GT&S’s Gas System Planning & Design group. In this role you will be doing work with Hydraulic Flow Modeling.  A Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Industrial, or Petro Engineering background would be advantageous.  First review of applicants will be June 7.        Working Conditions Office Work Environment 76 -100% Travel Up to 25% Export Control At this time, BHE GT&S cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.  Certain positions at BHE GT&S may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in BHE GT&S   limiting its consideration of certain applicants. Other Information We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here  dombenefits.com. BHE GT&S is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran, or disability status.  Our values guide us in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities.   On November 1, 2020, Dominion Energy sold its gas transmission and storage business to Berkshire Hathaway Energy. In light of this transaction, the application process and benefits package are temporarily shared by Dominion Energy and BHE Pipeline Group while the full integration of the gas transmission and storage business into BHE Pipeline Group is ongoing.  Please note: when applying to a BHE GT&S position, some correspondence and documentation throughout the application and selection process will come from, or reference, Dominion Energy.   If you have any questions or concerns through the BHE GT&S application process, please reach out to  BHEPGStaffing@dominionenergy.com. Candidates must demonstrate via resume and/or cover letter that they meet the following  qualifications: Engineer I must have a minimum 0-2+ years of relevant engineering experience Engineer II must have a minimum 3+ years of relevant engineering experience Engineer III must have a minimum 5+ years of relevant engineering experience Bachelor’s in engineering from an ABET- accredited or ABET - recognized Engineering program. Please refer to Education Requirements Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience : • Full knowledge of engineering concepts, fundamentals, and theory • Oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing) • Effective decision-making skills • Computer skills and application of software programs • Analytical and abstract thinking skills • Problem solving skills • Ability to learn to apply engineering theories and concepts to complex problems • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices • Ability to develop effective planning, project, and organization skills • Ability to develop project management skills and to handle multiple tasks • Ability to work within a team environment • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks Preferred Knowledge & Experience: • Prior experience in planning and/or network simulation tools • Experience with hydraulic modeling (DNVGL Synergi Gas, Gregg, etc.) • Knowledge of gas transmission, gas storage, and/or gathering system operations • Understanding of the terms and conditions of services offered by both BHE Eastern GT&S and BHE Cove Point Education Requirements Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met: Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program based on the year that the engineering program was accredited by ABET,  or Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an institution outside of the U.S. which is accredited through the country's own engineering accrediting body under the Washington Accord as a full signatory, and is a degree that was recognized by the country's accrediting body on or after the date that full signatory status was achieved,  or Possess a 4-year engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET,  or Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry or Math and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or holds or has previously held a valid U.S. Professional Engineer license.
  • Nationwide, GENERAL SUMMARY : This position is responsible for developing the process simulation P&ID’s, sizing of any or all equipment, piping components, valves, etc., and generating all documentation required to quote equipment.  This position may work closely with business development, project management, contractors, and clients.   PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide information throughout the proposal, engineering, and construction phases to the team regarding all aspects of process engineering. Perform a thorough review of a customer’s inquiry and request for Process Design information. Perform processing simulations and develop process flow diagrams and heat and material balances. Develop P&IDs and line sizing for process units, utility, and offsite units for proposals and projects. Perform energy analysis of the current process design to previous, to ensure a competitive design as well as to perform capital, utility, and product value estimates to determine viability of the project. Prepare material selection diagram for plant requirements. Assist in developing plant control philosophy. Calculate plant recoveries and utility requirements; able to recommend guarantee levels. Develop battery limit lists including line lists, equipment list and initial instrument list. Create logic diagrams and cause and effect charts for the facility. Size safety relieve valves. Flare system analysis and final reporting to include sizing the relief valve inlet and outlet line sizing. Define mechanical design conditions for equipment and piping components. Participate in model reviews of the plant. Review vendor equipment drawings. Assist in plant start up and performance testing as required. Provide information throughout the proposal, engineering, and construction phases to the proposal and project teams regarding all aspects of process engineering. Develop, configure, and optimize processing systems. Develop best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production delivery and quality as well as safety and environmental compliance and sustainability. Regularly review and update relevant engineering technical and operations documentation. Create/establish utility reports. Prepare/comment on PFD’s and P&ID’s. Define instruments (control valves and valves) and produce the associated datasheets. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Proven computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) typing, and ability to write reports Knowledge in developing sizing information for process equipment, including compressors, pumps, heat exchanges, flares, distillation columns, separators, tanks, etc., and provide information in the form of equipment datasheets Ability to develop ideas and alternatives to be cost competitive Capable of providing technical expertise to business development and project execution team Strong knowledge of hydraulic calculations: checking the critical line routing, calculations for thermosiphon re-boilers, and necessary calculations for pump NPSH requirements Able to size equipment and define mechanical design conditions for equipment and piping components Good communications skills, both verbal and writing skills with management, colleagues, and clients Effective analytical and problem-solving skills Knowledge of material balance, process engineering, process controls, plant hydraulics, and process safety management Able to work with minimum supervision, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines Creative, innovative and detail oriented Good understanding of oil and gas production systems.   LICENSES AND EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience using Aspen Hysys process simulation software is required Minimum of five years of process engineering experience; experience within the oil and gas industry preferred Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or other relevant degree program Texas Professional Engineering (PE) License Required

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