Process Engineering Team Leader

at Johnson Matthey in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Together for a cleaner, healthier world.

Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 250 organisation, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specialising in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology.? With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 12,600 people . We have more 200 years of success behind us; be part of the next stage of our growth journey and help maintain our reputation as one of the most admired organisations in our field. Our unique culture and people give us competitive advantage and will ensure our success for years to come. You can be part of that success story.

Catalyst Technologies (CT) is a market leader in the syngas value chain. It develops and supplies high-value, specialty process technology and catalysts for chemicals and fuels processing to enable our customers to operate efficiently, profitably and sustainably. With CT at the forefront of the transition to sustainable chemicals and fuels, the transition to net zero is creating exciting new opportunities in this sector.

Lead and develop US engineering team to support Catalyst Technologies growth in the US and delivery of strategy in sustainable solutions. Initially focused in two key areas. Firstly, support to US based technology development activities and external interactions with third parties (start-up’s, universities, consortia and other companies). Additionally, support to the business development teams in low carbon sustainable fuels and chemicals technology areas, providing proposal and customer support.

Your responsibilities :

Build US engineering team :

+ Lead engineering input into Catalyst Technologies US focused activities.

+ Proactively develop and manager engineers within the US team to develop a team able to successfully progress opportunities ensuring alignment with Catalyst Technologies strategic aims is maintained.

+ Input into recruitment as the team continues to grow, defining changing needs of the team

+ Provide concise and regular reports, summaries and presentations of all externally managed activities to keep all stakeholders up to date on progress.

External technology development :

+ Work with the R+D, Innovation and M+I teams to identify opportunities where potential external collaborations might benefit reaching a solution and then identify suitable collaborators.

+ Provide technical due diligence and TEA analysis into early-stage evaluations, also ensuring that process safety is considered.

+ Attend conferences and other events to understand what is happening in the wider market and increase JM’s external profile

+ Work with commercial and R+D teams providing scope development for collaboration (JDA) agreements.

+ Lead interactions with collaborators when agreements are executed.

+ Work proactively with wider JM, engaging in cross business collaborations, sharing best practice and ensuring internal experts are included where needed, for example with JMTC

+ Remain up to date with latest developments in US energy transition eco-system, including develop more extensive relationship with US DOE, identify funding opportunities that are a good fit with JM strategy

+ Keep abreast of relevant literature and patents, and proactively look for IP opportunities and input to IP strategies.

Low carbon sustainable fuels and chemicals technology support :

Manage the local US team that will provide:

+ Support to business development of sustainable solutions in the US utilizing wider input from global technology teams.

+ Work with global technology teams to remain up to date with technology status for discussion with customers.

+ Support customer due diligence

+ Manage team and interactions with global technical teams to deliver proposal and studies.

Requirements for the role:

+ Degree / PhD in Chemical Engineering

+ Experience of a range of process industries / technology areas

+ Experience of novel technology development and commercialization

+ Experience of stakeholder (internal and external) management

+ Knowledge and experience of technologies in the syngas field -Desired

+ A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and focus on technical detail

+ Ability to lead and develop teams

+ Ability to develop networks to work with both internal and external groups

+ Good communication skills including ability to communicate technically challenging problems to wider stakeholders

+ Ability to influence wider organization in direction for technology development activities

+ Ability to develop critical questions and plans from ambiguous situations

How you will be rewarded:

We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 20 days annual leave (varies for shift- based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits programme helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing – for you and your family.

We use our inspiring science and technology to enhance lives. For those who are passionate about sustainable solutions and shaping our markets, we offer stretch and a wealth of diverse opportunities.

We’ll give you freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters and all voices are heard, that genuinely cares for you and where your contribution is appreciated. We’ll empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. United by our values and vision, we’re self-starters sharing the same values and accountability and always with a shared commitment to doing the right thing. We’re passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow for us and for you – a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations.

Johnson Matthey is open for discussion on, job share and flexible working patterns .




How to apply:

If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online. For any queries or should you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application please let your recruiter know when they contact you.

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Job Posting: JC242999014

Posted On: Jul 01, 2023

Updated On: Mar 08, 2024

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