Junior and Senior Process Engineers for thermal conversion
ECN - Biomass & Energy Efficiency of biomass

The unit

The unit Biomass & Energy Efficiency focusses on research and technology development for the areas of i) thermo-chemical conversion of biomass into energy and chemicals, ii) efficient use of energy in the process industry, and iii) CO2 capture. The unit consists of four groups: Bio-energy, Sustainable Process Technology, Thermal Systems en Bio-refinery & Processing. The group Bio-energy specializes in technology development for upgrading and efficient production of high-quality energy carriers from biomass or biowaste, such as through torrefaction and gasification. The resulting breakthroughs in technology are further developed and commercialized in close collaboration with industrial partners.

The function

We have a number of openings for Process/Chemical Engineers in research and development projects in the area of upgrading and conversion of biomass/waste. These projects aim at the development of innovative technology to convert biomass into higher grades of energy in the most efficient and cost effective way. An example of this is the production of gaseous fuels from biomass and subsequent upgrading into Substitute Natural Gas (SNG).
The projects are executed in close collaboration with industry and knowledge institutes, in both national and international research frameworks. In general first principles are demonstrated on a lab scale followed by a pilot scale proof of concept. On the basis of the results of the research program, the needs in the industry, and your personal drive, you will contribute to the realization of innovative technology, as well as to the initiation of new technological developments. In this function you can develop into a project manager role.

Your profile, education and experience

You have a master degree or a PhD in Chemical/Process Engineering or in an equivalent field. Experience in the development of innovative technologies for the (chemical) process industry and/or energy industry is a clear pro. You have a strong affinity with technology development. You are a creative and excellent process engineer. You are self-conscious and you have a strong drive for success. You visibly take ownership for the topics at hand. You are a communicative team-player that enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams. You are capable to build and maintain a relevant international network, and to employ this network in the acquisition of new projects as well as in identifying new technological developments. Your knowledge of English is excellent both verbally and in writing. You are willing to learn Dutch.

Further information and application

Because we have a number of job opportunities in the coming period, we encourage both newly graduated as well as experienced candidates to apply. For more information on these vacancies you can contact Mark Overwijk, Senior Manager Bio-energy, by phone +31 (0)88 515 40 75 or e-mail overwijk@ecn.nl. You can apply for his vacancy only through the link below.

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vacature geplaatst op 14 Jan 2013 door ECN - Biomass & Energy Efficiency



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