Adsorption Process Development Specialist



Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Location: 8800 Glenlyon Pkwy, Burnaby, British Columbia

Career Level: Technical Level 3

Who are we?

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offense in the fight against climate change that will accelerate the global transition to a lower-carbon economy.

The growing success of our company is owed to our commitment to our people, our emphasis on our values, and our innovative technology. Passion is put into what we do every day.

Purpose of the Role:

As the Adsorption Process Development Specialist, you will work in dynamic process simulation team (R&D department- process development team) and bridge test and dynamic simulation activities. The main focus will be running dynamic simulation and validating inputs through experiments to develop new adsorption processes for optimization and scale up. This requires excellence knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals (thermodynamics, heat & mass transfer, kinetics, etc.) and gas adsorption phenomena.

You will also work closely with Material Development, Characterization & Process Testing team to be able to identify the required characterization and process test data for dynamic process simulation.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • You have PhD or MSc in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • You bring advanced knowledge in fundamentals of adsorption.
  • You have hands-on experience in designing and/or development of adsorption units (TSA or VPSA) and/or any other gas separation processes.
  • You have experience in dynamic process simulations and/or numerical modelling (Aspen Adsorption or equivalent).
  • You have holistic view of identifying, integrating and initiating strategies to continuously improve model input parameter certainties, from lab scale to process testing, overseeing parameter validation for dynamic modeling.

Bonus Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience with pilot design and operation.

What Success looks like in this role:

  • You will be responsible for developing new adsorption processes for optimization & scale-up through dynamic modeling and testing.
  • You will work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams from material development & characterization, process testing & data analysis, project delivery and product design to support the design of experiments, performance validation, and scale-up activities.
  • You will run dynamic process modeling cases and design relevant tests for validation as required.
  • You will generate new ideas and concept to improve Svante’s IP portfolio.
  • You will contribute to TSA cycle design brainstorming sessions.
  • You stay abreast of all new relevant technological development in the field and provide competitive assessment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Svante is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. All Svante employees share in the responsibility for assuring that, by our personal actions, the policies are effective. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Pay Equity Statement

    Svante believes in pay equity, fairness and transparency, and so we include a salary range within the job posting. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.

    The actual salary offered to the final candidate is based on the salary range shown, and will vary depending on the candidate's relative experience, qualifications, and anticipated level of performance. We assess all candidates individually and strive to offer competitive and equitable compensation packages.

    Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that recognize employees for their performance and contributions. In addition to Base Pay, Svante provides comprehensive benefits to employees such as Restricted Share Units, Extended Health and Dental Plan, Retirement Saving Plan, free access to a Fitness Centre and more!