Process Analytics & Technical Support 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: Process Analytics & Technical Support Engineer 

Currently we are looking for a Process Analytics & Technical Support Engineer who will monitor and analyze operational data from Svante’s pilot and demonstration plants for process and operational improvement, material degradation and failure mode analysis. In this role you will be involved in all phases of a capture plant process, from new application evaluation to process development and design, plant commissioning and initial start up and testing.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • As our new Process Analytics & Technical Support Engineer you will:
  • Monitor and collect operational data from pilot and demonstration plants;
  • Analyze test data and generate operating performance curves;
  • Develop and execute test plans from operating plants in close cooperation with other team members;
  • Prepare reports and update regularly on plant KPIs and communicate with shareholders;
  • Participate initial commissioning of new plants and troubleshooting of existing plants;
  • Provide feedback to design and development teams to improve the plant efficiency or operations;
  • Provide feedback to R&D teams to improve the TSA cycle efficiency, bed lifetime and rotary valve design;
  • Perform techno economic analysis (TEA) and evaluate the capital and operational cost of projects during the pre-construction phase;
  • Perform operating cost analysis of a plant;
  • Work closely with process, mechanical, and electrical engineers to develop PFD and P&IDs;
  • Participate process development and design activities. Apply the principles of mass; momentum and heat transfer to process and equipment design, including conceptual, scheme and detail design;
  • Participate process hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP), and assesses the safety and environmental impact of the plant;
  • Carry out other related tasks and projects as required.
  • To perform your role successfully you will travel to plant sites ~20% annually.

Competencies required:

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in gas separations related process development and design;
  • Experience in plant operations, data analysis and troubleshooting a plus;
  • Experience in FEED studies and TEA a plus;
  • Working knowledge of computer aided-design equipment and computerized processes such as Aspen Hysys.

Education:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

Skills and abilities:

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations;
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in establishing cooperative working relationships both internally and externally;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills;
  • Critical thinking skills and good judgment;
  • Adaptable to change;
  • High level of initiative;
  • Good time management, with ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail.

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.