Process Simulation Expert

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 Process Simulation Expert
Level Reports to: Dynamic Simulation & Modeling Lead and Director of TSA Process Cycle Development

Be part of a world-class team that wants to tackle one of the most important challenges of our generation; low cost and high-volume capture of CO₂ (gigatons scale). 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.

The Process Simulation Expert will analyze data requirements for dynamic simulation along with dynamic model results. The main focus and responsibility however, will be developing a robust dynamic model through verification steps, improving existing models and optimizing in development of continuous improvement culture.

The Process Simulation Expert will work with the heart of Svante’s technology, R&D department process team and Material Development & Testing team to be able to analyze required characterization and process test data for dynamic process simulation.

Working within the framework of Svante Values and Goals, the Process Simulation Expert will be critical in reaching the targets Key Parameters Indicators to fully reach the commercialization phase.

Customers:

  • R&D Process Team
  • Svante Material Development Team
  • Structure Adsorbent Beds Team
  • System Process Engineering Team

Suppliers:

  • R&D Process Team
  • Svante Material Development Team
  • Structure Adsorbent Beds Team

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Develops dynamic process modeling and performs simulations in Aspen Adsorption or equivalent programs.
  • Evaluates measured data and oversees data transfer for analysis.
  • Detail level analysis of scientific results, prepare technical reports, recommend, and identify verification and optimization methods.
  • Analyzes product requirements and determines process cycle design.
  • Contributes to TSA cycle design brainstorming sessions.
  • Carries out other process engineering-related tasks and projects as required.

Key Qualifications:

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in gas adsorption related fields (university or industrial research) preferably process simulation
  • Experience in PSA or TSA design and development
  • Proficient with Aspen Adsorption modeling platform, ProSimor equivalent programs.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in establishing cooperative working relationships both internally and externally
  • Engineering degree preferred, registered with APEGBC

Knowledge:

  • Excellence in converting characterization and process test data from the laboratory to the simulation platform and detail-level data analysis
  • Excellence knowledge of gas adsorption phenomena
  • Demonstrate Heat & Material Balances (H&MBs)
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills in English
  • Good time management, with ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines

Attitude:

  • Must naturally espouse Svante values and belief in our Goals and Objectives
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills in a collaborative manner
  • Strong attention to details
  • Critical thinking skills and good judgment
  • Ability to work well with cross functional diverse teams
  • High level of initiative
  • Ability to schedule personal workload and manage project commitments
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adaptable to change

Education:

  • PhD or MSc (Chemical Engineering degree preferred)

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