Sr. Process Development Engineer

Skokie, IL
Full Time
Experienced

Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTech

A post-pollution world is inevitable, and people will either be part of it, or the planet will go on without us. At LanzaTech, our technology platform is transforming waste carbon into everyday products, to meet the needs of this moment. Our science is state-of-the-art, but the idea is simple. We use nature to heal nature. We capture carbon emissions which are then fed into bioreactors where trillions of carbon-hungry microbes go to work. These tiny dynamos consume the waste gases and produce valuable raw material commodities. Pure enough to be resold, repurposed, and recycled again — from sustainable jet fuel to beverage bottles, to yoga pants.

Founded in New Zealand, we are a global women-led company with an international footprint and a diverse employee population. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are a key part of our mission and core values which we show through our hiring, our leadership, our efforts to educate internally and willingness to learn.

In addition, we have announced our plan to merge with AMCI Acquisition Corp. II and expect to become a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. Come join the team as we strive to make a Post Pollution Future!

  • Exciting collaborations with LanzaTech (LT) CarbonSmartTM Products:
    • 2022 – Coty, Inc. – LT recycled carbon ethanol to be used in majority of fragrance portfolio by 2023  
    • 2021 – ZARA – cutting edge, high fashion black dresses made from LT recycled carbon
    • 2021 – lululemon – yoga pants & running shorts made from LT Recycled carbon
    • 2021 – L’Oréal – partnership to make packaging with LT recycled carbon
  • 2021 – Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials
  • 2020 – Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  • 2020 – Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 – CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list

Interested in learning more? Visit us at www.LanzaTech.com and download/stream our latest CarbonSmartTM Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or wherever you receive your podcasts!

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Position:

Sr. Process Development Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for downstream process separations including but not limited to distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, and membrane-based separation processes
  • Create and deliver continuous technology improvements with a focus on commercial-scale implementation
  • Lead technology evaluation and optimization through detailed techno-economic analysis, process simulation (Aspen, Hysys, or other modeling tools), and experimental validation
  • Provide technical expertise across the organization and support development activities through process simulation, modeling, technoeconomic analysis, and statistical data analysis
  • Lead and contribute to internal and external projects, such as R&D, scale-up, feasibility studies, and government funded work
  • Collaborate across R&D and engineering teams to deliver new solutions and process innovations
  • Develop, improve, and validate technical and economic models using data generated at lab, pilot, and commercial scale and industry best practices
  • Lead technology selection and evaluation including unit operation optimization and process integration
  • Develop mass balances, process models, and cost estimates for new and existing processes
  • Serve as a program and/or project manager for first of its kind projects and initiatives

Requirements:

  • 10+ years’ work experience, excluding degree periods, in bioprocessing, petrochemicals, refining, or chemical industry environments
  • Expert in process design, development, and optimization of novel processes at R&D and industrially relevant scale. Preference will be given to candidates with fermentation experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in successfully applying the fundamentals of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering to modeling or implementation of industrial scale projects, including Fluid Dynamics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Process Unit Operations and Separations, Basic Reaction Kinetics, Reactor Design, Material and Heat Balances, and Reaction Mechanisms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in writing and delivering proposals and reports for government and businesses
  • Strong analytical and computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present and teach technical information to large and small groups of customer personnel (internal and external) with varying experience and aptitude

Education

  • Master’s or PhD in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering or related field is preferred. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degrees with relevant industry experience may also be considered.
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