Senior Process Engineer

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.

The senior process engineer will provide technical support to Sustainable Solutions business development activities including customer technical due diligence, technical negotiations, proposals and studies. This person will also provide engineering support in order to identify and develop industry leading technology and catalysts, supporting opportunity evaluation, external projects and technology development activities with US focus. This person will develop syngas technical knowledge to enable provision of all relevant syn gas technical input to Catalyst Technologies US activities utilizing support from established UK Sustainable Solutions technical teams.

Your Responsibilities:

+ Ensure JM health, safety, environmental and quality procedures are followed and that a high standard of safety is achieved in all associated work.

+ Carry out process engineering activities, following JM standards and procedures to schedule and budget as advised by the Technology Manager / Project Manager / Lead Engineer.

+ Lead proposal and study effort for US customers maintaining liaison with technology teams.

+ Attend customer meetings with business development managers to provide technical input to proposals, contract negotiations, customer technical due diligence. This will principally be in

+ Develop process simulations where needed.

+ Work with external project partners, including to evaluate data, develop flowsheets and technology as needed by the project.

+ Keep up to date with relevant patents and literature

+ Work with R+D, innovation and commercial teams within JM as needed for each project

+ Take a proactive approach to personal & professional development

+ Identify department/business improvement opportunities to enhance the departmental offering.

+ Broaden technical and commercial understanding of JM technologies.

+ Achieve/Maintain charter status of recognized engineered body.

Requirements for the role:

+ Degree / PhD in Chemical Engineering – (PhD desired )

+ Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience

+ Proven process engineering design experience with technical safety and environmental aspects

+ Proficient in use of Engineering Software, eg Hysys, ProII, Aspen+ Relevant syngas experience, (both in production via reforming technologies or in downstream utilization)

+ A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative

+ Demonstration of customer focus and ability to respond to customer needs whilst achieving project and corporate objectives

+ Display analytical, engineering and innovation skills and apply these to novel technology development

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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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Are you as curious about the world as we are? Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives? A career at JM will provide the stimulation you need, giving you the opportunity to work with like-minded people on an exciting mix of projects.

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Job Posting: JC259117296

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jun 14, 2024

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