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Chemical Engineer

Role Description

This is a full-time on-site role for a Chemical Process Engineer. The Chemical Process Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing chemical processes. The role also involves process control, troubleshooting and optimizing production processes to ensure the efficient production of high-quality products. It will be necessary to independently identify improvement opportunities within the business and then act to build strategic relationships across multidisciplinary business units (including customers) to address these actions and achieve the strategic goals of the business. The work will involve monitoring and analysis of processes and data in conjunction with laboratory, pilot and plant scale development and commissioning trials for our operations. Additionally, the role will include a number of activities through design, develop and commission where applicable. The incumbent will take direct responsibility for the delivery of research scaling-up and development projects to generate new processes and technical understanding of the refining processes that actively translate into commercial value. You will also have the responsibility of collaborating with a team of chemists.

 

Qualifications:

  • MSc in Chemical Engineering is required

  • 3-5 years of hands-on lab experience in a process scale-up environment (PhD years ok if relevant) is required

  • Experience working with solvent-based processes

  • Ability to develop mass balances, process flow diagrams, and make key equipment selections for early phases of process scale-up (benchtop)

  • Engineering Chartership or ability to apply for the same

  • Strong commitment to Health & Safety

  • Chemical Process Engineering and Process Engineering skills

  • Process Design and Process Control experience

  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize production processes

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Experience with computer-based process modeling software (e.g. Aspen, gPROMS, etc.)

  • Experience with Life cycle analysis software (e.g. SimaPro, OpenLCA, Gabi, etc.)

  • Experience with renewable chemicals and sustainable manufacturing is a plus

  • Great organizational skills with good attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, fluent in English

  • Creative, self-starter and a Team player

  • Listen, Respect, Open, Honest, with Integrity

  • Analytical, Problem Solving and Solution Oriented

 

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of what the general responsibilities will be, and that the job description may be subject to changes according to the requirements of the organisation. You will be expected to complete all tasks within the level of your skill and ability.

Benefit:

  • Agile business with a start-up and entrepreneurial feel

  • Ambitious growth plans

  • Strong salary package including bonus structure

  • Opportunities to further your career within the UK [function] structure

  • 20 days holiday, additional annual leave purchase (up to 3 days)

  • Employee recognition & incentives

  • Pension (3% employer and 5% employee)

  • Company events

Working Location: In-person; White City, London

Application question(s):

  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?

  • Are you comfortable working in an onsite setting?

  • Are you comfortable commuting to this job's location?

  • Have you completed the following level of education: Master's Degree?

  • How many years of work experience do you have with Aspen Plus?

  • How many years of work experience do you have with Python (Programming Language)?

  • How many years of work experience do you have with Aspen HYSYS?

  • Are you legally authorized to work in United Kingdom?

  • What is your level of proficiency in English?

  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?

  • How many years of wet chemistry scaling-up experience do you have?

  • How many years of Life Cycle Analysis experience do you have?

  • Do you have the following license or certification: Chartered Engineer?

  • Are you comfortable to travel for work?

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