Senior Process Engineer

LanzaTech   •  

Skokie, IL

11 - 15 years

Posted 273 days ago

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Company Overview:

LanzaTech’s award winning technology is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about waste carbon by treating it as an opportunity instead of a liability. LanzaTech’s unique process provides a sustainable pathway to produce platform chemicals that serve as building blocks to products that have become indispensable in our lives such as rubber, plastics, synthetic fibers and fuels.

Position Summary:

Do you have experience delivering design packages for continuous hydrocarbon and/or bioprocess technologies? If so, you might be interested in our open Senior Process/Project Engineer role. This position is responsible for all phases of process design work for commercial projects supporting our global customers across various industries. This includes developing heat and weight balances, equipment sizing and specification, developing PFDs and P&IDs, and developing and executing project plans for delivery of engineering packages.   This position will lead various engineering projects at any given time. Coordinating with a cross-functional global team is essential to ensure that the robust process is followed, resulting in timely and accurate project execution.  This role will also mentor on all engineering disciplines assigned to projects.

Specific Job Function:

  • Develop preliminary scope and project plan for new bioprocesses projects including estimates for preliminary project costs and benefits
  • Integrate LanzaTech fermentation process with supporting technologies to develop a complete technology package   
  • Accountable for basic engineering packages which includes, but is not limited to:
  • Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s)
  • Detailed Heat and Weight Balances for new or modified processes
  • Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s)
  • Equipment lists and specifications
  • Delivering on-schedule and within project budgets
  • Respond to client needs in a timely manner with technically sound positions
  • Utilize specified software, models and LanzaTech proprietary tools to size equipment. Validate calculations, heat and weight balances data, equipment sizing and equipment specification information pre-packaged by other Process Engineers
  • Work with plant operating personnel to troubleshoot operation issues
  • Interact with third parties such as equipment vendors, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors and industry consultants
  • Participate in or lead process HAZOPs and risk identification and mitigation activities. Develop and share best practices with the engineering team and throughout the company
  • Prepare accurate calculations, some of which are non-standard
  • Lead in the continuous improvement effort of LanzaTech’s design methodologies and tools to address customers’ needs and the productivity within LanzaTech
  • Provide R&D, BD and Technical Services support, as required
  • Achieve individual performance goals that are assigned by your manager

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 10-15years of experience in the position offered Demonstrated experience with developing basic engineering packages
  • Experience with specification of equipment such as reactors, tanks, heat exchangers pumps, vessels and process simulation
  • Ability to gather data, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of process instrumentation, control valves, and control loops Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player mentality
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team environment
  • A valid passport is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with the design and development of bioprocesses
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD AutoCAD
  • Prior plant commissioning experience


Work Conditions:

  • Up to 25% of global travel is required. Some travel is for extended periods to support projects
  • May work at industrial sites for project needs

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.