Job Title: Lead Chemical Engineer.
Location: London and/or Middlesbrough (to be defined).
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Employee Share Option Plan, Personal Development Budget, Flexible Working, Monthly Pizza Bonus as standard.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Working hours: 37.5hrs per week for full time, part time also considered.
About the role
Nanomox is seeking a talented and experienced chemical engineer to serve as the engineering lead in the development of its innovative OIS Process. The Lead Chemical Engineer will work closely with the team to bring the technology from the laboratory to commercial scale. This includes taking a lead role in translating laboratory data to plant-scale processes, optimising the process for commercial-scale production, providing technical expertise in control and operations, collaborating with vendors, and supporting both internal and external stakeholders in executing technical projects.
This role requires a blend of on-site and remote work, with on-site work encouraged when appropriate. As one of the first technical employees, you will play a critical role in establishing lab facilities and protocols and shaping the future direction of the company. We believe that our employees are integral to our success and look for individuals who share our passion for sustainability and desire to play a significant role in helping us achieve our mission.
What we are looking for
A degree in Chemical Engineering or related fields.
At least 2 years of relevant industry experience (inorganic material synthesis,
hydrometallurgy or mining processes).
A strong interest in developing technical solutions for complex problems.
Demonstrated proficiency in flow sheeting, engineering, and computational software such as Aspen, AutoCAD, gPROMs, or similar.
Proven practical skills, comfortable with both hands-on work and desk-based tasks.
Ability to design and evaluate PFDs & P&IDs.
Familiarity with hazard and risk identification and mitigation.
Excellent interpersonal skills, able to lead and collaborate within teams.
Broad practical skills, including setting up test stands and prototyping.
Ability to navigate across different domains of knowledge.
Demonstrated ability to find solutions in unknown and ambiguous situations.
Clear communication of technology development vision and strategy.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral (English), with the ability to produce clear reports for both high-level and technical audiences.
Ability to work independently on multiple projects and manage time effectively.
Highly self-motivated, with a detail-oriented approach to work.
Demonstrates professionalism in all interactions, including punctuality, tact, positivity, flexibility, and cooperation.
Supports the vision, mission, and values of Nanomox.
5 years industry experience working with and leading technical teams for large-scale.
Experience designing, running and supporting pilots or commercial plants.
Experience with engineering supply chain management.
Basic understanding of fundamental crystallization principles and background industrial chemistry knowledge.
Lead the design process and vendor engagement for pilot and commercial plants for the OIS process.
Collaborate with the project management team to deliver feasibility and pre-FEED level design and analysis for pilot and commercial systems.
Analyze data and perform flow sheeting to inform critical plant design requirements.
Interfacing with lab team and engineering teams to inform other elements of the OIS process development.
Apply expertise in process scaling to take ideas from the lab to pilot and commercial scale systems.
Develop process flow diagrams and heat and material balances.
Equipment sizing, including equipment process data sheets preparation and validation with vendors.
Liaise with equipment vendors for procurement and installation.
Conduct techno-economic analysis and life cycle analysis.
Establish internal procedures for process design and participate in process and safety reviews (HAZID, HAZOP).
Contribute to IP register; Suggest new patentable IP and support knowledge management.
Support dissemination activities.
By Nanomox Ltd