Senior Process Engineer

Requirements:

MS or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a minimum 5 years of experience. Candidates with only BS degree who have 10 years of industrial experience will also be considered.

Company:

Susteon is a technology startup in the Research Triangle Park (Raleigh-Durham area), North Carolina, which is developing and deploying breakthrough technologies that can impact sustainability and climate change. These technologies include CO2 capture and utilization, methane conversion, production of carbon-free hydrogen, conversion of waste into energy and products.   Susteon has partnered with a number of leading national labs and universities to lead R&D in these domains to tackle the climate change imperative.

People:

Selected candidate will get the opportunity to work directly with a high-energy team including the company founders. Raghubir Gupta has more than 30 years of technology development experience and was leading the Energy Technology R&D at RTI. Shantanu Agarwal is a venture capital/ private equity professional with extensive experience in investing in energy startups and commercializing new technologies. 

Desired Technical Skills:

  • Good understanding of chemical process design and optimization
  • Proficiency and experience in using the ASPEN/HySYS package
  • Strong technical background in CO2 capture from industrial streams as well as direct air capture. Also, utilization of CO2 to convert into chemicals using catalytic, electrochemical and plasma processes.
  • Technical background in electrochemical systems
  • Good understanding of low-temperature plasma systems for chemical reactions
  • Strong aptitude for chemical process R&D
  • Good understanding of catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Hands-on experience with lab, bench, and pilot-scale equipment

Desired Soft Skills:

  • Strong aptitude for learning new skills
  • Project management with multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Strong technical/business writing skills
  • Ability to effectively work with clients
  • Strong safety focus
  • Creative problem solving and lateral thinking ability
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a “can-do” attitude
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support technology development for novel processes with specific focus on CO2 conversion processes into chemicals
  • Conceptualize new ideas and perform feasibility analyses
  • Conduct techno-economic analyses
  • Support development of process designs for new technologies.
  • Support preparation of research proposals
  • Support preparation of invention disclosures and patent applications
  • Support laboratory testing for the ongoing projects

Susteon offers competitive remuneration and benefits. Susteon has a generous policy of royalty sharing from the intellectual property income with employees for their contribution. Please send your resume to careers@susteon.com.