Senior Process Engineer – Direct Air Capture

Carbon Engineering Ltd.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Full-Time

Nov 19

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At Carbon Engineering (CE), our vision is to lead the world in the large-scale removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and advance our shift to a sustainable carbon-neutral society. Based in the outdoor recreation hub of Squamish, BC, this role will be a great fit for a technically apt, curious and hands-on individual who feels passionately about this vision and wants to be a part of a fast-paced culture.

Position Scope

This is a senior technical role for a Chemical or Process Engineer who understands industrial processes, operations, equipment and laboratory analytics. The ideal candidate will have experience developing, refining and optimizing chemical process plants with a focus on flue gas cleaning, pulp and paper or similar plant operations.

  • Reporting to the Manager, Process Engineering (Operations).
  • Drive process characterization and optimization.
  • Mentor junior Process Engineers. 

Responsibilities

  • Become the resident chemical engineering subject matter expert in our Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology, with a solid fundamental understanding of our various process units.
  • Identify process and equipment characterization opportunities across CO2 capture, purification, compression and storage operations.
  • Use targeted Design of Experiments to develop and execute test campaigns that deliver equipment and process cost/efficiency enhancements.
  • Mentor junior Process Engineers in process optimization, experimental design, data analysis and plant performance improvement.
  • Guide junior Process Engineers and Operators in the development and QC of test plans as well as protocols for test campaigns.
  • Analyze test data, develop conclusions and communicate recommendations to the plant design team.
  • Research process equipment and liaise with vendors to arrange on-site pilot testing.
  • Identify CE’s process Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and develop an operating approach based on Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Make use of appropriate Quality Management tools and techniques to ensure that all learning and development opportunities are identified and exploited.
  • Write, maintain and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Collaborate with CE’s plant engineering team to define future plant control narratives and philosophies

Qualifications and Experience:

Education: MSc/PhD Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering.

Experience: 8+ years of experience developing, refining and optimizing chemical processes.

  • Strong knowledge of gas-liquid mass transfer, reaction kinetics, and thermodynamics.
  • Experience with mathematical modeling and simulation of chemical systems
  • Specific plant operations experience in flue gas cleaning, pulp and paper, or similar industry.
  • Experience specifically related to CO2 absorption would be an asset.
  • Background in industrial plant design and development is highly desirable.
  • Hands on operational experience with chemical process equipment would be an asset.
  • Lab experience as it relates to process control and monitoring.
  • Experience and comfort working in an R&D environment.

In addition to technical skills, the right fit will:

  • Be safety conscious, proactively identify risks, participate in safety audits and inspections, observe and execute safety practices and rules in the workplace.
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently towards multiple deadlines with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a collaborative working style and value team performance above individual recognition.
  • Thrive on doing things that have not been done before (explorer mindset).
  • Have strong analytical, technical writing and problem-solving skills, as well as strong verbal communication skills.

If this seems like the dream job for you, send your resume to [email protected] and quote “Senior Process Engineer - DAC” in the subject line.

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Carbon Engineering (CE) is a Canadian-based clean energy company leading the commercialization of groundbreaking technology that captures CO₂ directly...

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