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Lead Chemical Engineer

Alternative Technologies
Competitive Salary and company benefits scheme in place
Eleven are delighted to be partnering with a rapidly growing Climate Tech start-up, who’s mission is to accelerate the transition to Net-Zero, by developing a circular manufacturing process, with a principal focus to decarbonise the textiles industry, which is responsible for 4% of global emissions.

Their innovative manufacturing process consumes CO2 emitted by hard-to-abate industries, as feedstock to manufacture virgin synthetic fabrics, essentially enabling them to produce sustainable fabrics from thin air!

Having secured significant investment from leading European Venture Capitalists, the company are now expanding their European footprint by building their first manufacturing pilot line, as part of a European Union funded project.

To support scale-up efforts, they are now looking for a Lead Chemical Engineer, to be based at their pilot plant in Antwerp, Belgium, within their industrialization team.
This position will lead engineering activities for the plant, effectively translating the outcomes of catalytic chemistry research from the R&D team into plant manufacturing specifications and requirements at all relevant phases.

You Will
  • Play a leading role in the scale-up of technology from the R&D lab to the kilo-lab , pilot and
  • Manage a team of chemists & chemical engineers and the laboratory itself, including maintenance of chemicals and equipment supply, troubleshooting instruments.
  • Coordinate with the R&D team to ensure alignment on technical needs and project execution for scaling up.
  • Perform the required studies for the kilo-lab and pilot plant designs and sizing, as well as evaluating PFDs / P&IDs.

About You

  • MSc or PhD in chemical engineering or similar
  • A least 5 years experience and knowledge in an industrial environment / engineering company
  • chemical laboratory
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated and a team player!
  • Familiarity with electrolyzer units, heterogenous / homogenous catalytic systems would be an advantage.
What You Can Expect

  • An opportunity to develop ground-breaking technology, with the potential to lead the way for decarbonising industry
  • Working with likeminded, innovative individuals in a collaborative, dynamic start-up environment
  • Competitive salary and package

Jason Tolley

Divisional Manager – Alternative Energy

+44 (0)7485 388 047