Senior Process Engineer (Hydro)

Oakland, CA
Engineering /
Full Time /
Company Overview

Founded in 2019, Brimstone developed a breakthrough process to decarbonize cement production, one of the leading drivers of climate change. Our team is now scaling up to refine our process further and to build our first production facilities. We’re assembling an all-star group of sharp, mission-driven, collaborative individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world.

If this sounds like you, join us in helping to solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have a blast while doing it).

Job Brief

The Senior Process Engineer on the Hydrometallurgy team will be responsible for equipment design to scale up the Brimstone process from the laboratory to the pilot scale and larger facilities. This position reports to the Senior Manager Engineering, Hydrometallurgy. Periodic travel will be required for this role.

This role is based in Oakland, California and can be worked as an on-site/hybrid position.

Key Focus Areas of the role may include:

    • Design of hydrometallurgical equipment at both pilot and demonstration plant scales
    • Working with vendors and consultants to ensure the best type of equipment for each unit operation
    • Assist with process development and engineering design for processing projects, including formulating process flow diagrams and piping & instrumentation diagrams
    • Review and recommend new or enhanced metallurgical testing equipment or protocols to improve the overall process
    • Assess materials of construction, including for corrosive and hazardous liquids, gasses, and solids systems
    • Perform technical communications such as verbal presentations, powerpoint slideshows, technical write-ups, and reports
    • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors and EPC firms for the provision of services and equipment

For this role, we’re looking for:

    • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
    • 7+ years of engineering experience
    • At least 1 year of experience with design equipment at the pilot plant or large facilities
    • Deep understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals: heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical kinetics, thermodynamic analysis, mass and energy balance, unit operation design
    • Experience with design and engineering of novel processes (pilot plant, demonstration plant, and commercial plant scale)
    • Skilled in leaching, distillation, hydrolysis, crystallization, and precipitation.
    • Familiarity bridging process simulation with actual equipment, process, and plant design
    • Relevant experience with experimental design, reaction engineering, equipment design, inorganic process chemistry, material handling and conveying.
    • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Additional skills that are preferred but not required:

    • Experience with relevant solid and liquid separations techniques: filtration, settling, clarification, product washing, drying
    • Ability to collaborate with laboratory team members to get the necessary experimental data for scale-up

Compensation, Benefits, and Perks

    • Anticipated salary range for this role is $140,000 - 175,000 per year
    • Company equity
    • 401k retirement plan with 3% company contribution
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
    • Mental health benefits
    • Generous paid time off policy
    • 12-weeks of parental leave
    • A fun, diverse, and talented team focused on making the biggest impact possible on climate change
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