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Director of Plant Design

Still Bright

Still Bright

Other Engineering, Product, Operations · Full-time, Part-time
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Join Still Bright on our mission to secure the clean copper needed for a sustainable future. We are looking for the brightest talent to help us innovate to clean up metals production and empower the clean energy transition.

About Us

Copper is essential to the energy transition, but looming supply shortages threaten the ability to reach net zero by 2050. Still Bright is revolutionizing copper production to address increasing global demand for copper and minimize the environmental impact of production. Our technology enables sustainable, electrochemical copper recovery at the fastest rates ever observed at room temperature and pressure. We’re supported by globally recognized partners and advisors, and we’re building our team to combat climate change.

We prioritize the well-being of our employees, customers, and communities, and work to create a positive impact on the world through our business practices. We especially encourage applicants from historically marginalized communities to join our mission of sustainable metals extraction.

Role Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and innovative Director of Plant Design to join our dynamic team. This role will be pivotal in the design and development of a first-of-a-kind industrial process at a commercial scale. As a Director of Plant Design, you will be responsible for creating comprehensive flowsheets, determining the scale of the technology, and ensuring seamless integration into existing infrastructure.

What You'll Do:

Process Flowsheet Development, Scaling Optimization ● Develop a comprehensive process flowsheet for our novel sustainable copper

production process.

● Conduct thorough analyses to determine the optimal scale for the process, considering production capacity, existing infrastructure, and economic viability in your evaluations.

● Identify and select appropriate equipment, including utilities, piping systems, and control systems for plants.

● Ensure seamless integration of flowsheet and new technology with existing site infrastructure.

Risk Management and Mitigation:

● Identify potential risks and challenges associated with the design andimplementation of the new process.

● Develop and implement effective risk mitigation strategies.

Cost Estimation and Budget Management: ● Prepare accurate cost estimates for the design, construction, and commissioning

of new plant(s), ensuring alignment with project budget and financial goals.

Mission Alignment:

● Ensure the design and implementation comply with relevant industry standards, regulations, and environmental guidelines.

● Promote sustainability and environmentally friendly practices throughout the design and operational phases.

● Maintain detailed documentation of all design activities, calculations, and decisions.

● Provide regular progress reports to project stakeholders and senior management.

What You'll Bring:

● Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or related field.

● Proven experience in plant design and process engineering, preferably in the mining industry.

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

● Knowledge of relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices.

● Experience with scale-up and commercialization of new technologies is a plus.

This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Still Bright provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Still Bright complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Still Bright expressly prohibits and will never tolerate any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Still Bright is an equal opportunity employer.