Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Operations Management, Process Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hull, England, United Kingdom

About the Opportunity

The Senior Syngas Process Engineer provides deep syngas technology expertise and syngas operations experience in support of safe and reliable operations, growth projects, new technology development and sustainability.

Provide support for syngas technologies including steam reforming, partial oxidation and solid gasification at eight Acetyls sites worldwide to drive improved performance and identify options to reduce carbon emissions as part of a multidiscipline team of talented engineers.

Appraise new project opportunities and develop concepts for syngas supply and integration including technology selection. Own relationships with syngas technology providers and provide engineering assurance on design proposals.

About the duties;
  • Provide technical support, operational expertise, and engineering assurance in service of the safe and reliable operation of Acetyls assets worldwide
  • Develop strong relationships with all syngas assets, wholly owned and third party, through regular calls and visits, assessment of performance, provision of technical support and ownership of improvement projects.
  • Share best practice and lessons learned between Acetyls assets whilst maintaining licensor confidentiality.
  • Monitor syngas asset reliability performance, understand the root causes of reliability events and intervene to identify and implement reliability improvement actions.
  • Monitor syngas asset efficiency performance, identifying and delivering efficiency improvement actions and leveraging improvements across multiple sites where appropriate.
  • Appraise new project opportunities and develop concepts for syngas supply and integration including technology licensor identification and selection and inputting capital and operating cost estimates
  • Provide technical assistance including risk management, engineering assurance and vendor engagement to the subsequent stages of major projects
  • Provide syngas catalyst and chemicals expertise to support the identification and selection of appropriate materials and subsequent evaluation of their performance
  • Stay appraised of new technology developments via a strong industry network
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with syngas technology licensors to obtain access to the latest technology and timely support for manufacturing assets
  • About you

    You will be a chartered Chemical Engineer with detailed understanding of the process design and operational vulnerabilities of syngas technologies from a manufacturing, technology development or projects background.

    You will have significant experience of working with or for syngas technology providers, excellent conceptual design and process simulation skills and deep understanding of economics of syngas supply. Familiarity with the hydrogen economy, decarbonization technologies and sustainability concepts is an advantage.


    With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.