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Principal Engineer, Process Design

Air Company

Air Company

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023

At AIR COMPANY we are paving a pathway to global decarbonization by transforming CO₂ into endless resources via industrial scale applications. Working with nature, rather than against it, our proprietary AIRMADE™ Technology mimics photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide and water via renewable energy into carbon-negative chemicals and fuels.

We have commercial partnerships with airlines including JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic, amongst others, and have been awarded multiple government contracts from NASA and the United States Department of Defense. AIR COMPANY has received industry recognition through awards such as Time Best Inventions, Fast Company World Changing Ideas and the XPRIZE for Carbon Removal.

We are proudly headquartered in New York City and co-founded by Gregory Constantine (CEO) and Dr. Stafford Sheehan (CTO). Our team spans a diverse group of world-leading experts in chemistry, engineering and technological development and deployment. AIR COMPANY is backed by capital partners aligned with the company’s mission to boldly transform industry including the US Department of Defense, NASA, Toyota Ventures, JetBlue Ventures and Carbon Direct.

The Position

We are seeking a Principal Engineer, Process Design to join our team. This role will report to our Director, Development. This position will contribute technical leadership on engineering flowsheet development, process synthesis and design, focusing on the multi-scale separation technology selection across our pilot, demonstration and commercial plants. This role will be a part of our RD&E department, and will work closely with our scientists, engineers, and operations team. This role is based in Brooklyn, NY.

What you get to do

  • Lead and supervise technology development and engineering design for downstream separation applications involving chemical and fuel product recovery.
  • Lead process synthesis, simulation and scale up design, equipment selection, process economics for downstream separation application based on upstream carbon dioxide conversion technologies developed by Air Company.
  • Support scientists and engineers in R&D for separation technology development, as well as, invent/develop new separation technologies.
  • Partner closely with in-house Engineering team members to oversee full engineering package development and EPCs for front-end engineering activities.
  • Perform data analysis, presenting findings and recommendations in oral presentation and/or written reports.
  • Manage projects within cost, time quality and process safety constraints.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant engineering design standards/guidelines, as well as, environmental, health and safety regulations.

What you bring to AIR COMPANY

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering
  • 15-year industrial working experience as a commercial-scale process unit engineer, process design engineer, separations process development engineer is required within any of the following industries: petroleum refining, petrochemical processing, chemical processing, renewable energy, bio-energy
  • Expertise in industry-standard process simulation modeling software (i.e. Aspen Plus, HYSYS)
  • Expertise in generating commercial scale PFDs and P&IDs and familiar with industrial standards [e.g. ISO, ISA, DIN, PIP, ANSI..etc]
  • Familiarity with yield estimates development, phases of FEL studies and FEED studies
  • Work experience with the detailed design, development and down=selection of equipment
  • Work experience with process economics
  • A strong knowledge and commitment to personal and process safety protocols
  • Great attitude with an ability to work collaboratively, proactively and independently along with an eagerness to share knowledge and learn from others
  • Team player with a strong passion for fostering a safe collaborative work environment

Bonus Points

  • Masters degree or PhD preferred
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) credentials
  • Work experience as a process engineer within a technology development or EPC company
  • Operational experience of large scale production plants

Salary Range: $150,000 - $180,000

The approximate annual base compensation range and benefits listed above may vary based on the applicant's experience, skills, abilities, and relevant industry expertise.

At Air Company we value employees for their unique perspectives. We are an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, marginalized genders and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At AIR COMPANY we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles

Working at Air Company

In addition to standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we are:

  • A people-first, climate solutions company driven to move society to a more sustainable future
  • A unified team of climate optimists with an exceptional and diverse range of backgrounds
  • Committed to fostering collaboration with a team that believes in the power of science and that business can be used as a force for good…

We also provide:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. 100% coverage of employee insurance premiums, and 50% coverage of spouse & dependent insurance premiums.
  • Company funded Short Term Disability
  • Flexible and generous paid time off, including national holidays and sick leave
  • A tax deferred 401(k) Plan to invest in your future
  • Commuter Benefits: Pre-Tax Income for MassTransit
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Sponsored company events and DEI social initiatives
  • Friday catered meals