Capture Plant Senior Process Engineer

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

 Who are we?

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offense in the fight against climate change that will accelerate the global transition to a lower-carbon economy. The growing success of our company is owed to our commitment to our people, our emphasis on our values, and our innovative technology. Passion is put into what we do every day.

Who are you?

You feel passionate about changing the world and creating a better future for the next generations. You believe that climate change needs to be a bigger focus in order to protect our planet. You want to have a career with a high level of purpose that gives you opportunities to bring in innovation, work in collaborative teams and develop your knowledge. When faced with an issue you enjoy the problem solving journey and looking for the most effective solution. Your colleagues are able to rely on you for support and to deliver on your promises. You multiply your value by developing those around you by leading and coaching through the company vision, mission and values.

The Role of Capture Plant Senior Process Engineer
Level Reports to: Director of Plant Process Engineering

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offense in the fight against climate change by reversing the flow of carbon.

The Capture Plant Senior Process Engineer develops, designs, commissions, tests, and optimizes carbon capture gas processing plants for various industrial applications.  The position requires the ability to scale up a novel solid adsorption gas separation process from the pilot plant size to full commercial scale CO2 capture plant.  The position requires an in-depth understanding of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and heavily involves the application of mass transport phenomena knowledge in chemical engineering.

This role will be responsible for all project-related basic process engineering deliverables of Svante’s licensing technology package for a specific project including block flow and process flow diagrams (PFD), mass & energy balances, P&ID, utility flow diagram and requirements, major equipment specifications and sizing, and general plant layout.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

To perform this role successfully, the individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Prepares Basis of Design document including design standards, site conditions, available utilities, emission and waste streams limitations, and overall performance requirements for the carbon capture system;
  • Designs greenfield gas processing plants, monitors modifications and upgrades, and troubleshoots existing process designs;
  • Applies the principles of mass, momentum and heat transfer to process and equipment design, including conceptual, scheme and detail design;
  • Prepares reports, PFDs and P&IDs;
  • Performs process hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP), and assesses the safety and environmental impact of the plant;
  • Performs techno economic analysis (TEA) and evaluates the capital and operational cost of projects during the pre-construction phase.
  • Works closely with process, mechanical, and electrical engineers to develop P&IDs;
  • Ensures all aspects of a design meet specified regulations;
  • Develop process operating control philosophy manual;
  • Provides guidance to junior process engineers;
  • Carries out other related tasks and projects as required by the Project Technology Package Manager;

Competencies required (knowledge, skills and abilities):

  • Experience: At least 7 years of experience in development, design, and operations of solvent based CO2 capture plants using Selective Chemical Absorption Solvents and Thermal Kinetic Optimization process or relevant experience in gas separation processing or gas power plants;
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Technical: Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Other: A working knowledge of computer aided-design equipment and computerized processes such as Aspen Hysys is required; boiler technology and design of heat recovery steam generators, FEED studies, TEA;
  • Attitude: Must naturally espouse Svante values and believe in our Goals and Objectives.
  • Experience in gas plant construction, commissioning, and project engineering management;
  • Observes health & safety and security procedures and demonstrates safety-based behavior culture;
  • Critical thinking skills and good judgment;
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Adaptable to change;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in establishing cooperative working relationships both internally and externally;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • High level of initiative;
  • Good time management, with ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Strong customer service skills, including ability to build credibility and trust;
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound recommendations.

Be part of a team that is tackling one of the largest challenges of our generation. As a Svante employee, you will apply your talents in ways that make a difference in our world by directly contributing towards technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.