Chemical Research Engineer

  • Category Engineering
  • Shift Office Hours
  • Posted On May 8 ,2019
  • No. of Openings 1 opening
  • Job Experience : Considered an Asset
  • Job Level : Contract

Job Description

Chemical Research Engineer

Manpower is currently seeking a Chemical Research Engineer for a long term Full Time position in Calgary with one of our clients, a recognized Petro-Chemical Company. This position requires a strong knowledge of fundamental Chemical Engineering principles and skills in analytical, modeling & simulation methods to carry out research projects in related areas. Research experience and knowledge with experimental techniques including data processing is considered an asset.

• Typical tasks may include but are not limited to:
• Lead and initiate leading R&D projects to completion to support the Furnace Equipment and Separation & Fouling portfolio’s
• Provide plant support related to olefin plant challenges;
• Coordinate technical programs for large-scale field pilot or plant tests;
• Explore, identity, assess and qualify of non/semi-commercial technologies
• Apply thermodynamics, mass transfer and heat transfer principles to complex systems
• Conduct advanced (dynamic) process simulation of heat & mass balances (experience with HYSYS Dynamics and/or Aspen Plus will be an asset)
• Ensure accuracy of results, identify unusual trends, recommend and take agreed upon corrective actions
• Suggest improvements to numerical approach, equipment, procedures and processes;
• Prepare internal technical reports and external papers for conferences and journal publications.

• PhD., MSc. or BSc degree in chemical or process engineering (preferred) or chemistry
• Relevant experience of 2+ (PhD.) or 5+ (MSc.) or 8+ (BSc.) years in the petrochemical, refinery or related industry.
• Experience to initiate, lead and supervise R&D projects and/or programs;
• Experience in use and function of project management tools and practices;
• Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating excellent academic records and achievements
• A solid understanding of unit operations, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics and numerical methods. CANDIDATES WHO ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE TESTED ON THEIR FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING;
• Results orientated with an understanding and utilization of processes and procedures;
• A flexible working style and the ability to work safely, effectively and independently with teams of specialists to meet project needs;
• Knowledge and understanding of petrochemical processes;
• Well-developed critical thinking skills and an aptitude for thinking out of the box;
• Demonstrate a continuous drive to improve and can challenge the status quo;
• Excellent oral & written communication skills;

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