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Senior Process Controls Engineer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Brief Description

About Amogy

Amogy is a technology startup on a mission to decarbonize transportation using ammonia as a renewable fuel. We are highly focused and ambitious. By joining our team, you will be creating the first page of ammonia-driven green mobility and its economy. Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the transportation industry for a sustainable future.

What You’ll Be Doing

Amogy is seeking a talented Senior Process Controls Engineer to join our Product Development team. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in the design of process controls and optimization of chemical processes, while also supporting controls system software development. In this multifaceted position, you will collaborate closely with process design, control software and other engineering teams to design and optimize Amogy’s powerpack system.

  • Participate in the development of P&IDs, instrument and valve specifications and process control logic.
  • Review the sizing and selection of various types of instruments such as transmitters, control valves, relief valves, on/off valves and actuators.
  • Create comprehensive control strategies, control narratives and functional design specifications.
  • Develop control philosophy and system architecture for the Amogy’s powerpack system using state flow modeling while adhering to applicable codes and standards and applying best practices.
  • Actively engage in control system design reviews to optimize and improve control strategies and system performance.
  • Develop control strategies including model predictive controls (MPC), first principles model-based control, and feed forward control for process optimization.
  • Participate in PHA/HAZID/HAZOP, constructibility, and operability/maintainability discussions.
  • Develop specifications and oversee the design of PLC, SCADA, and DCS systems.
  • Utilize programming languages such as structured text, ladder logic, function block diagrams and sequential function charts to develop and implement control software for DCS and/or PLC systems, ensuring compatibility and functionality across various platforms.
  • Participate in development, functional testing and validation of Basic Process Control System and Safety Instrumented System software.


The minimum requirements we seek:

  • BS in chemical engineering or related degree with minimum 7 years of professional experience in developing chemical processes and associated control strategies.
  • Experience in design of chemical processes including heat exchangers, combustors, reformers, heaters, air compressors etc.
  • Experience in selecting and sizing sensors (pressure transducers, RTD sensors, flow meters, liquid level switches, etc.), and actuators (air compressor, solenoid valves, proportional valves, mass flow controller, etc.).
  • Experience in developing control philosophies and system architectures.
  • Proficiency in developing and simulating systems using MATLAB, PLCs ladder logic, etc.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive experience working with industrial control system communication protocols, e.g. Modbus TCP/IP and Ethernet

Preferred Experience

  • 10+ years of professional experience in developing chemical processes and associated control strategies.
  • Experience developing and simulating chemical processes using commercial software, such as ASPEN, thermolib, etc.
  • Proficiency in developing and simulating systems using MATLAB, PLCs ladder logic, etc.
  • Prior experience in leading the whole product/project cycle development including P&ID development, sizing/selection of mechanical components, electrical sensors, and actuators, system operational modes/procedures definition, system testing plan generation, and system field commissioning.
  • Experience in programming languages such as C++, Python, Visual Basic, and ladder logic.

If this sounds like a role that will excite you, and you see yourself in a fast-paced, high-growth environment where you are learning and collaborating cross-functionally, we want to talk to you!



What We Offer

  • Competitive Medical, Dental & Vision Care
  • FSA and HSA
  • 401(k) with 5% company match
  • Life insurance
  • Unlimited (PTO)
  • Ancillary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Open, supportive culture of drive and execution

Amogy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to recruiting@amogy.co.

Amogy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. If you receive an offer of employment from Amogy, you will need to go through the E-Verify process of digital verification of your employment authorization documents as provided on the Form I-9. Participation in E-Verify does not limit your right to work and verification will only be completed after you become an employee with Amogy.