Senior Chemical Engineer
Company: Job Juncture
Location: king city
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The Employer is committed to innovation that leads to a
zero-waste future. The company continues to advance its technology
and test new applications for gasification at Research Park based
in central California.
The Opportunity: Assist with commissioning and
plant start-up activities at their demonstration and future
commercial proprietary gasification facilities. This person will be
the lead engineer for chemical engineering aspects related to
further development and improvements of their gasification
technology for future commercial systems. The position will report
to the Engineering Manager and interface very closely with the
Plant Manager. The position will initially be located at their
demonstration plant located near King City, CA.
Ensure all safety procedures are followed and best practices are
used for process safety.
Participate and lead Process Hazard Analysis studies.
Write/review/execute commissioning protocols and technology test
plans ensuring these are integrated into the overall operations
schedule with Plant Manager.
Mentor and guide other engineers.
Perform and assist with various startup activities and complex
Pre-FEED design activities to support EPC efforts and play a lead
role in finalizing the conceptual design specifications that
ensures technology specifications are met.
Responsible for overall process modeling - ensure appropriate tools
and standards are used to meet engineering design and process
Principal responsibility for overall plant energy & material
balance, equipment specifications and overall system Capex vs. Opex
Work closely with other engineering disciplines (especially
mechanical and controls & instrumentation) to deliver a plant fit
for purpose that meets technology milestones.
Be a subject matter expert for gasification and related supporting
technologies. Review trends and ensure latest information and
knowledge is institutionalized.
Project management responsibility for designated projects.
Work closely with mechanical group to integrate process design
requirements with limitations and regulations for design and
operation of equipment.
Travel (within CA and out of state) to project sites and/or vendors
and consulting groups.
Other duties as needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Plant process
engineer and process modeling engineer.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to exercise good judgment and effectiveness in working with
a high-performing, mostly technical team.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Self-starter and takes initiative to tackle novel and complicated
Diligence in completing tasks and communicating proactively when
Flexible and adaptable if change of assignment needed.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft
Strong experience in process modeling principles and practice and
relevant software packages (e.g., Aspen, ChemCad, HSC).
Utilize and modify the existing Proprietary Gasification process
simulation using Aspen review suitability of modeling tools and
update or modify as required.
Strong experience designing and conducting pilot/small scale
technology demonstration and testing to produce data for model
validation, scale up and techno-economic evaluations.
Conduct techno-economic evaluations of novel and existing
technologies, including engagement with outside equipment vendors,
production of H&MB models, cost analysis, value engineering,
plant availability, and presentation of results to management.
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of
intellectual and practical problems.
Understanding of mechanical engineering aspects for process
equipment and designs.
Understanding of controls and instrumentation process needs.
Must be a self-starter and be able to work autonomously, but also
be willing to collaborate as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplined
engineering team operating from multiple locations.
B.S in chemical engineering. An advanced degree or other relevant
experience demonstrating deep immersion in new technologies would
be a distinct advantage.
Twelve years of process development experience with proven
experience translating novel technologies from the research to the
Strong gasification experience is strongly desired.
Experience with Oxygen (design for use, cleaning, and inspection)
and Hydrogen (design for use) would be a significant advantage.
Working Conditions and Travel:
Work is performed at Demonstration Plant and other sites as
required, as well as the corporate office.
May be assigned to night shift and work 12-hour shifts, 7-days a
week during campaigns.
Hands-on work is performed outdoors in the heat and sun, at
elevation, and around machinery.
Work is also performed indoors on a computer, sitting for extended
Work outdoors in appropriate personal protective equipment for
Work outdoors in temperatures ranging from 110F to 25F.
Climb ladders, work at elevated heights, reach overhead and work on
Hear alarms, communicate via radio, and comply with safety
procedures and policies.
Pass military background checks to access US Military
Have acceptable results for post-offer background checks, drug
screen, and medical tests/exams.
Be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
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