Structured Adsorbent Bed Senior Engineer (SABSE)

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: Structured Adsorbent Bed Senior Engineer (SABSE)

The Structured Adsorbent Bed Senior Engineer (SABSE) has responsibility for the development and delivery of Structured Adsorbent Bed (SAB) technology packages.

This role leads the execution of assigned product and technology development projects within the portfolio of the Structured Adsorbent Bed design team. Using internal and external resources, the SABSE will be responsible to ensure these projects are completed successfully as per the project requirements, as defined by the SABL and other internal suppliers (see list below).

The projects for which the SABSE is responsible may span the entire product life cycle, from early technology development to ongoing and end-of-life product support. The SABSE may also be expected to support and engage in other product and technology development projects within the SAB team, and more broadly across the Core Product Technology (CPT) team from time to time.

As an engineering leader, the SABSE will be expected and encouraged to provide support and mentorship to members of the SAB design team and the CPT team. The SABSE is responsible at all times to represent Svante Goals and Values to internal and external customers and suppliers.

SAB Team Mandate

Working within the framework of Svante Values and Goals, the SAB team identifies, researches develops, and maintains the key technologies required for the manufacture and integration of SABs, delivering all technical data required for the manufacture and implementation of Structured Adsorbent Bed technology packages being integrated into Adsorbent Machines.

As a resource to the Ram Product Leads (RPL), the SAB team will translate the core product technology designs into manufacturing drawings and documentation with qualified fabrication partners/suppliers and manage the supply chain to deliver SAB’s to RAM projects and Svante’ customers. The SAB team will supply engineering and technology packages directly to the RPLs and will take sign-off responsibility for these packages.

Together with Supply Chain and the RPLs, the SAB team will control and manage the suppliers of components and sub-system machine parts related to Sorbent Beds and manage the build, integration, and testing in the RAM at the machine manufacturers site (Factory Acceptance Tests).

The SAB team will create service documentation, and in coordination with the RPL train customer service personnel and support machine breakdowns within the warranty period and, potentially, beyond as a revenue and profit center.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Develop areas of key technical competency required for Svante Laminates and Structured Adsorbent Beds to successfully meet current and future requirements according to the Technology Competency Plan (TCP).
  • Deliver Engineering and Technology Packages and resources (ETP) to the Machine Division within agreed targets and requirements.
  • Develop qualification methodologies for laminates and structured adsorbent bed implementations. (DVPsoR, FMEA, PFMEA)
  • Qualify materials, designs, and methodologies for laminates and structured adsorbent bed implementations.
  • When working with external customers the SABL will create and manage the SAB product document set including (not limited to): manufacturing documentation (i.e. CAD models, technical drawings, specifications) DFMEA, DVPSoR, and test plans, risk register, Issues list.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve processes for engineering change management, configuration management, product lifecycle management, and other business and office processes.

Competencies required:

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of technology development in a senior or leadership role with high-volume product development. Ideally, this should be with technologies similar to Svante.
  • Proven experience of advancing technology from an immature to an advanced state is highly desirable.
  • Experience with APQP, PPAP, or other product development quality frameworks is an asset.

Knowledge:

  • Excellent grasp of first principles in mechanical engineering, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics.
  • Strong fundamentals in Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFM/A) and design for high-volume and automated manufacturing.

Attitude:

  • Must naturally espouse Svante values and believe in our Goals and Objectives.

Education:

  • Engineering to, at least, degree level.

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.