Process Engineer for cutting-edge CO2 capture projects – DTU Chemical Engineering

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In this position, you will work with the technologies for the future. We are applying sustainable solutions and you will support us in creating an improved society fully driven by electricity. We do this to improve the shape of the climate. CO2 capture is our focus. 

You will be a crucial member of the DTU team working with CO2 capture demonstration plants, which contain new technologies. In the commissioning phase when a demonstration plant goes into service, you will be on-site as part of the DTU team with a wrench in your hand to make sure the plant works. Leading up to the commissioning phase you will be preparing the installation of the plant at the site, and will be executing planned modifications of the plant. During the campaign, you will be operating the plant together with skilled colleagues.

Among other campaigns in Denmark, three 4-month campaigns are planned, capturing CO2 at Aalborg Portland in Aalborg by November 2023, and after that at a refinery in Romania and finally at a mine in Greece.

The DTU demonstration plants contain promising new technologies, which will decrease the energy consumption of CO2 capture and utilize the captured CO2. Completing the required tasks will be a joint effort - you will be part of an experienced and diverse DTU team, which has completed projects like this before several times.

It is all part of the international Horizon 2020 ConsenCUS  project. 

The job
The tasks are collaborative and include:

  • Installation and commissioning of CO2 capture demonstration plants, both in DK and EU
    • Rigorous systems integration testing
    • Systematic minimization of the risks of delays
    • Alignment with site technicians about technical details
  • Operation of CO2 capture demonstration plants, both in DK and EU
    • Day-to-day operation of plant and alignment with local site
    • Analysis of samples on-site
    • Data analysis and input for experimental campaign
    • 3-6 month international stays in Romania (Bucharest) and Greece (Thessaloniki)

 Our expectations of you 

  • Advantage if you can speak Romanian or Greek
  • Relevant bachelor degree (180 ECTS) or master degree
  • Experience with PFD, mass balance considerations and P&ID design 
  • A team player who voices concerns and relevant events up front
  • Willingness to be stationed away from home up to 6 months at a time
  • Requirement: Fluent written and spoken English

What we offer in return
We offer a chance to be a part of the solution to the climate problems, and to do so in a team of highly motivated and skilled individuals. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).  

The average weekly working hours is 37 hours per week.

The place of employment will be DTU Chemical Engineering, Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 18 June 2023 (Danish time). Open the “Apply now” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.  

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Project Manager, Uffe Ditlev Bihlet at .

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

CERE is an independent, university based, research unit with more than 30 years of expertise in the field of energy resources. The CERE co-workers are a mix of internationally renowned scientists and the sharpest young talents from different scientific communities around the group. The research center unites experience with unique talent and educates tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. The education and training of MSc and doctoral students are some of the most important aspects of CERE’s activities.  

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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