FEA Consultant

VIAS is looking for a FEA Consultant with the following qualifications for a full-time position at our Houston office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform advanced FEA simulation including non-linear and dynamic models.
  • Prepare technical proposals, reports and compelling presentations.
  • Perform project technical management tasks and support the business development team.
  • Perform analysis using ASME (Sec. II, VIII) and API (579) codes.
  • Perform fitness-for-service (FFS) assessments for crack and non-crack like flaw.
  • Execute and deliver projects and tasks in a consulting environment with multiple priorities and evolving timelines.
  • Be enthusiastic about learning. VIAS routinely works with clients across all industries such as oil and gas (upstream and downstream), medical devices, marine, federal, manufacturing and so on.
  • Conduct and attend meetings outside regular working hours. VIAS has many clients, offices and consultants in different time zones, including Asia.
  • Support other supplementary tasks for the company, such as making technical presentations at conferences, conducting webinars, providing technical content to marketing.

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Strong experience with Abaqus is a must.
  • Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering / Structural Engineering / Civil Engineering.
  • GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • At least five years of industry experience.
  • Strong experience with design by analysis and FFS.
  • Experience in FEA with understanding of formulation, material behavior and best practices. Strong experience in Abaqus.
  • Understanding of fatigue and fracture mechanics.
  • Proficient in scripting in at least one of the following: Python, VBA, JavaScript.
  • Must be proficient in understanding complex engineering problems using first principles.
  • Should have the ability to perform independent research and develop new workflows and methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment. The candidate will be expected to lead client facing meetings (in person or online).


  • Multiple industry experience is desirable.
  • Previous experience with a simulation consulting company.