Role description

Adding value and expertise to a well-known growing global organization, also operating in Canada, our client, Moltex Energy, is currently looking for a Senior Process and Chemical Engineer. This is a permanent employment opportunity based in New Brunswick, Canada.

As the Senior Process/Chemical Engineer, you will work in a multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists to design complex facilities. You will provide services in a matrix form to the two projects of a young and innovative company: the Stable Salt Reactor – Wasteburner (SSR-W) and the WAste to Stable Salt (WATSS) fuel processing facility.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

You will be responsible for the design of specific process and chemical process systems, from a conceptual design phase to a detailed one, according to site specification and design criteria and safety requirements. You must take into account the available technologies in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities, and be able to both identify areas where R&D is required, and plan for them.

  • Develop conceptual / engineering / detailed design of the chemical process systems that are feasible at an industrial scale, based on fundamental and applied research when necessary.
  • Undertake design tasks for the WATSS/SSR-W facilities based on regulatory and business requirements, and integrate required technologies into the facility.
  • Produce key Process Design documentation such as Mass Balance, PFDs, P&IDs, SIDD, hydraulic analysis (line sizing, valve sizing etc.)
  • Work in a fast-paced multi-disciplined team and take the initiative to support in unconventional engineering and science related tasks.
  • Manage activities to the highest standards of safety, security, quality, reliability and efficiency, in conformance with established Programs, Policies, Processes, Regulations and appropriate contractual requirements.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of the system or component designs that are delivered by in-house teams and suppliers, and identify research and development needs.
  • Perform hazard analyses to identify internal and external facility hazards.
  • Interact with engineering service companies, manufacturers, research teams, regulators, and stakeholders.
  • Validate and verify process and chemical process analysis tools
  • Provide technical and strategic advice to the senior management.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Advanced degree in process/chemical engineering or similar engineering discipline.
  • 8+ years of experience in process engineering design of complex facilities, from the conceptual phase to the detailed design phase.
  • Experience within the Nuclear industry – particularly in a gated design process
  • Solid academic foundation of the chemical and physical principles that support process engineering.
  • Ability to direct and supervise computer-aided engineering models for process and chemical process systems.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with designing plant that utilises molten salts.
  • Experience in chemical engineering, knowledge of materials and corrosion.
  • General knowledge of the nuclear industry (nuclear reactors, radioactive waste treatment plants or fuel reprocessing).
  • Supplier management experience.
  • P. Eng license in New Brunswick or commitment to obtain it immediately.

Essential skills

Nuclear / Process Design / Chemical Process Systems / Hydraulic Analysis / Hazard Analysis

As a recruitment consultant at Thomas Thor, I am proud to contribute to the development of clean nuclear energy. I specialize in the Canadian nuclear industry and support the creation and the retention of a sustainable nuclear workforce.

Gera Ballart