CFD Lead

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson provides engineering services for data centers, large commercial developments, hospitals, laboratories, school/university buildings, and military facilities.  Our MEP design services can include HVAC design, plumbing design, power distribution, lighting, mechanical and electrical modeling. 

Candidate must have demonstrated CFD modeling experience for the data center market or similar built environments. Candidate should have a strong desire to help build and expand Olsson’s CFD offering while potentially supporting other design related engineering functions. Experience should include exterior and interior modeling applications for data center applications.  Must be willing to provide periodic support of other industries supported by Olsson. 

Candidate will be responsible for model setup, troubleshooting, interpreting, and summarizing CFD model results in report and slide deck presentation formats with the support and guidance of senior engineering staff. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Candidate may participate with engineering team in presenting results to clients and engage in collaborative discussions with client team to identify and provide meaningful solutions. 

Knowledge of typical equipment and systems deployed in the data center environment is preferred as well as working knowledge of typical system operation in both normal and emergency operations. 

Must have demonstrated understanding of wind rose analysis and understanding of the impacts of ambient conditions and workings of psychometrics is desired.    

Flexibility and willingness to provide timely solutions are a must. You will also coordinate with other Olsson teams, professional staff, technical staff, and clients. You may travel to job sites for observation and attend client meetings. 

*Olsson currently has an opportunity for a CFD Lead with our Dallas/Fort Worth, Omaha, North Kansas, Phoenix, Tulsa, Oklahoma City Data Center MEP team. We will consider candidates interested in being located near any office within the Olsson footprint. Candidates can live anywhere in the United States and work remotely.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team 
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 or more years of related CFD experience
  • 3 or more years of experience supporting the design and engineering of facilities
  • Path to Professional Engineer designation is preferred
  • Prior Six Sigma experience is preferred

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.