Process Engineer Team Lead

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Who are we?

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. Svante is a clean energy technology company with a credible solution for capturing point-source CO₂ emissions and accelerating the global transition to a lower-carbon economy.

Who are you?

You are an experienced Process Engineer who has worked with the development, design, and operations of solvent based CO₂ capture plants; and who has lead a team of engineers to achieve results on time and budget.

What is the role?

You will oversee work, coach and train team members, determine work required and allocate resources. The Lead assists the Manager or Supervisor with recruitment and performance management. The Lead is also a primary liaison between team members and management ensuring information flows in both directions.

You will also perform 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.

Specifically:

  • Oversees daily activities of the team and liaise with management on project activity and status.
  • Prepares or reviews Basis of Design documents, created by self or engineers, including design standards, site conditions, available utilities, emission and waste streams limitations, and overall performance requirements for the carbon capture system;
  • Prepares or reviews designs of 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.

Your qualifications:

  • Experience: At least 10 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;
  • Experience reviewing and directing the activities of others
  • 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.