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Sr. Process Engineer

San Jose, CA 95131

Posted: 03/25/2024 Job Number: 21551820

Job Description

Position Summary

Seeking a self-driven and passionate individual to join our engineering team to deliver zero-carbon industrial heat and power with our client's solid-state thermal battery. The Process Engineer will scope, define, and design process details for balance-of-plant (BOP) systems for thermal energy storage projects across test and commercial sites. You will be a key technical member of a cross-functional and rapidly growing organization. Your work will directly contribute to the testing and commercial deployment of an innovative long-duration energy storage technology.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Define and own system process requirements and specifications, including heat & mass balance (HMB), Process Flow Diagrams (PFD), and Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID).
  • Review cross-functional team designs (equipment specs, piping design, etc) to ensure they meet the process requirements.
  • Key participant in PHAs, HAZOP, and/or HAZID workshops.
  • Perform engineering trade-off case studies that balance performance, cost, and schedule to drive architecture alignment, via quick (spreadsheet) and thorough (model-based) approaches, depending on the situation.

Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors or equivalent in an engineering field (e.G. Chemical, mechanical, process, industrial, process, etc.) and/or 8+ years'experience in industrial applications engineering (oil & gas, chemicals, power plants, etc.)
  • Experience with industrial mechanical equipment: Pressure Vessels, Pumps, Heat Exchangers, Air Coolers, Fans, Tanks, Piping, and Valves.
  • Working knowledge of industrial mechanical design codes. ASME Section I and VIII, Div. 1, ASME B31.1 and B31.3, API 650, API 610, TEMA, ASTM.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, ability to think about problems from a first-principles perspective
  • Experience working independently, as well as work in team-orientated and fast-paced startup-like environments
  • Proven ability to lead and operate comfortably across many engineering disciplines (e.G. Mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluids, optical, and controls)

Additional Qualifications Desired
  • Deep engineering experience and intuition, ideally with a background in:
  • Use of one or more of AutoCAD, Solidworks, COMSOL, ANSYS, Aspen Plus, HYSYS
  • Holds a PE in one or more related disciplines
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