Process Chemical Design Engineer
University Avenue, Toronto
Up to 37.5 hours basic work week
3 / Junior/Intermediate/Senior
6 months to 12 months
- Identify and propose experimental programs to meet client needs for process chemistry.
- Plan and manage approved projects to ensure work is completed on schedule and budget to required quality standards
- Supervise technical staff who perform experimental work.
- Develop and maintain contacts with client organizations; regularly discuss status of projects and emerging issues
- Assist in developing proposals for internal and external customer
- Act as a technical support for Department Manager and others in the department.
- Assist in the negotiation and administration of contracts, including cost estimates, schedule, and resources required. Carry out customers' work and prepare reports with recommendations based on results achieved.
- Keep informed of the latest technical developments and techniques through participation in related industry associations and research planning committees, attendance at conferences and prepare technical papers and articles
- Perform other duties as required
Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:
- A four-year university education in Chemical or Process Engineering plus a minimum of four or more years further work in the chemical process industry.
- Must be a Registered Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
- Must have demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in one or more of:
- Process design in the areas of unit operations such as heat exchangers, dryers, distillation, gas and liquid pumping
- Equipment design to be placed on Skids
- Chemistry and chemical analysis
- Nuclear waste cementation and solidification
- Modeling of chemical process operations
- Chemical and metallurgical analysis of piping and systems in the nuclear area
- Expertise in chemical engineering design tools (e.g. Aspen Hysys), strong background in distillation and column design, perform heat and mass balance, strong modeling and simulation skills, strong background in engineering mathematics (specially in differential equation solving).
- Knowledge of and experience in the development of novel chemical process plants
- Basic knowledge of the operating principals of nuclear power plants
- Demonstrated strong customer skills and capabilities to run research programs for customers on time and on budget
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible in areas of work and the ability to work in a team environments
- Strong computer skills
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively on a scientific level as well as directly to customers
- A period of at least 5 years work experience is considered necessary to gain this experience.