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SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER

Demand for lithium is growing exponentially, fueled by the growing electric vehicle market. Summit Nanotech is an award-winning technology company on the cusp of becoming the global leader in the lithium production space.  Our technology is designed to be efficient, low energy, cost effective, and set the new benchmark for environmental performance. As we transition to a new energy future, the world needs our technology, and we need amazing people to add to our growing, dynamic, and innovative team.

 

We are looking for a Senior Process Engineer which will have a lead role in the development of our technology. The successful applicant will work with all stakeholders to establish a process design basis and will engage with third parties during the design/construction phase of our demonstration plant. The successful candidate must have design experience in water treatment, chemical, oil/gas, or related industrial sectors. Commissioning and start-up experience is an asset.

Summit Nanotech takes pride in our inclusive corporate culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel passionate about this opportunity and believe that you have the skills to excel in this role, please apply to recruiting@summitnanotech.com using the job title as the subject line. 

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing! 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead process design of current and conceptual lithium extraction projects.

  • Work with our clients’ inhouse engineers, EPC companies and vendors to advance the design, construction, and commissioning of our projects.

  • Review pilot plant data to optimize mathematical models of our unit operations.

  • Prepare process engineering deliverables (DBM level) such as the process design criteria, heat and material balance, PFD’s, P&ID’s, etc.

  • Lead a third-party EPC company through the design process by contributing to and reviewing detailed-design deliverables.

  • Work with a multi-discipline team.

  • Participate in the development of a project schedule, scope, budget, and resource planning.

  • Apply expert knowledge of commonly used process concepts, practices, codes and procedures within the process engineering field.

  • Apply knowledge and experience to complex projects.

  • Develop process test plans to safely scope, test and evaluate process optimization opportunities and then formalize into routine operations upon successful outcome.

  • Develop process control philosophies.

  • Support risk mitigation strategies, HAZOP’s and well as maintenance/reliability planning.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 10 years experience with process design in an industrial sector (i.e.: water treatment, oil/gas, mining, chemical) including some field experience in an operating environment.

  • Natural leader with experience leading the design of large projects with the ability to steer the execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or a related discipline.

  • Skilled with process design calculations (i.e.: equipment sizing, hydraulic calculations, control and relief valves, process simulation, heat and material balance).

  • Skilled at troubleshooting of process control systems.

  • Experience with technology development and/or pilot plants.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Experience with process simulation software (HYSYS, Aspen, Symmetry, OLI, etc.) is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Able to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Interested candidates may apply through recruiting@summitnanotech.com. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing!

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