Process Simulation Engineer

Evonik Corporation - Mobile, AL (30+ days ago)3.9


Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Process Technology & Engineering

What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

Application of process simulation tools to design and optimize chemical production.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific Activities include but are not limited to:
Simulation Scope Definition: translation of defined need or problem into appropriate solution approach (simulation methods and simulation task definition)
Physical Property Modelling: selection of appropriate thermodynamic methods, regression of physical property parameters from data, property estimation
Steady-State Flowsheet Simulation: simulation of complete chemical production processes, optimization and troubleshooting of simulation performance, simulation validation against process data, generation of data and reports from simulation results, process optimization
Unit Operation Modelling and Design: distillation columns, reactors and reaction kinetics, heat exchangers and heat exchanger networks, pumps and hydraulic networks, sizing and rating of equipment, optimization of equipment
Dynamic Flowsheet Simulation: conversion of steady-state simulations to dynamic simulations, dynamic modeling of individual unit operations, dynamic modeling of complete processes, evaluation of process safety scenarios, optimization of transient processes, optimization of process control strategies
Modelling of Batch Processes: simulation of batch reactors, simulation of batch distillation columns, modelling of complete batch processes, optimization of batch production
Advanced Mathematical Modelling: creation of custom models relevant to chemical processes, definition of necessary mathematical framework including differential equations and algebraic expressions, programming of mathematical models in appropriate programming environment, validation of developed models

General Responsibilities:
Provide technical assistance to the chemical processing facilities of Evonik
Facilitate exchange of knowledge between Evonik plants in order to promote improvements company wide
Participate in technology and methodology exchange between international regions
Collaborate on a global basis with other departments within Process Technology & Engineering
Support development of new process engineering service offerings that provide value to Evonik Business Lines

REQUIREMENTS

PhD (preferred) or MS in Chemical Engineering
Industry experience 5-10 years
Proficient use of Aspen Engineering Suite with a strong focus on Aspen Plus, Aspen Plus Dynamics, Aspen Custom Modeler, and Aspen Batch Modeler
Ability to utilize diverse data sources and associated applications (e.g., Plant Information Management Systems, Laboratory Information Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems)
Aspiration to develop and promote advanced simulation tools and to drive implementation across North American region
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) across hierarchy levels ranging from plant operators to management level
Ability to plan/organize tasks and consistently produce high-quality results
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a multi-disciplined, cross-functional environment including in teams
Ability to work in international teams
Flexibility to respond quickly to changing job demands and prioritize multiple responsibilities
Experience managing projects involving complex scope
Knowledge of unit operations and process technology in chemical industry
Strong understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals including but not limited to thermodynamics, mass transfer, heat transfer, and reaction kinetics
Ability to utilize process documentation (e.g., PFDs, P&IDs, Equipment Specifications)