Senior Process Engineer (PSA)

Susteon has an immediate opening for a Senior Process Engineer to work on pressure swing adsorption (PSA) process research and commercialization. This position plays a key role in supporting the development of current and future work on PSA processes, equipment, and materials.

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 Inc. is a technology startup in the Research Triangle Park (Raleigh-Durham area), North Carolina, which is developing and deploying low-carbon breakthrough technologies that can impact climate change. Susteon is partnering with a number of national labs, universities, and industry partners to lead R&D with the express goal of deploying these new technologies 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. Dr. Raghubir Gupta has more than 30 years of technology development experience and was leading the Energy Technology R&D at RTI. Mr. 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
  • Knowledge of one or more PSA technologies for air separation, gas processing and hydrogen purification including their equipment design and operations
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Skills in engineering review for PSA systems including P&IDs, HAZOPs, and startup
  • Review, analyze and provide feedback on PSA unit operating data.
  • Strong technical background in separations with good understanding of adsorption, cryogenic distillation, absorption, and other separation processes
  • Good understanding of cost estimation for chemical plants and processes and techno-economic analysis
  • 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
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Effective presentation skills.
    Job Responsibilities:

  • Support technology development for novel processes
  • 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 salary depending on the experience and skill level of the candidate. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vacation time, and participation in a 401K plan.

    Susteon’s Culture & Corporate Citizenship:
    Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. Susteon is led by a purpose: to make a difference to the climate change problem through creating technologies which can be deployed in the next 3-5 years. This purpose defines who we are, what we choose to work on, and extends to relationships with our clients, our people, and other stakeholders. Every team member in our team is contributing towards this common goal.