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Head of Process Engineering

  • Engineering & Product
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

Head of Process Engineering 

About Osmoses 🌱🌍

Osmoses Inc. is a technology company revolutionizing the way industrial separations are performed today! Industrial separation processes account for 15% of the world’s energy consumption and are responsible for 16% of CO2 emissions because we rely on energy-intensive technology. Changing this is one of the biggest opportunities to enable the energy transition.

We bring together a diverse and dynamic group of scientists, engineers, business professionals, and operators to develop and commercialize cutting-edge membrane technology that can reduce the impact of gas separations on the environment while increasing the economic incentive for our customers. Our groundbreaking separation solutions have the power to disrupt multi-billion dollar markets worldwide, reducing industrial energy consumption and accelerate the adoption of alternative energy sources with lower environmental impact. 

Join us! Together, we can create a future where cleaner and more sustainable industrial processes become the norm. 

Position Overview 🎯

Osmoses Inc. is building a Product and Process Engineering team to design, qualify, and deploy small- and large-scale pilots for the first Osmoses product line. The Product and Process Engineering team will work on process engineering, pre- and post-pilot membrane testing, and detailed planning and design work en-route to commercial-scale pilots.

As head of engineering your role will extend to the strategic management of complex projects, involving scoping, estimating, planning, and execution. You will work cross-functionally with the technology, engineering and business teams to support the development of the first product through engineering analysis. You will be responsible for guiding and supporting the team at every phase of the solution development process from initial system design through to planning and execution of pilot projects. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact within a collaborative and innovative environment.

What you’ll be doing 📝

  • Managing a team of 2-3 process engineers to deploy the first Osmoses membrane pilot in the field and subsequent pilots or systems at increasing scales. 

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with system integrators and engineering, procurement, construction companies (EPCs) to deploy Osmoses first pilots and systems. 

  • Drive the creation, refinement, and integration of a compelling value proposition against incumbent solutions including drafting, refining, and consolidating the VP for publication in external outlets.

  • Optimise membrane process design to achieve product and system specifications at low cost.

  • Develop detailed flow schematics (PFD and P&IDs), build-out safety management tools, and create start-up procedures for membrane pilot and system deployment. 

  • Build out basic engineering design package (BED), drafting FEED documents and lead Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs).

  • Support team in performing equipment sizing, creating data sheets, and selecting systems and controls.

  • Build-out accurate costing models for membrane systems through performing procurement with vendors, validating costing assumptions and creating internal costing standards.

  • Communicates with confidence and respect to customers and operators.

What we’re looking for 🔍

  • Background in chemical engineering with at least 7-10 years in the industry. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in deploying separation systems in industry and overseeing projects from design inception to operational implementation.

  • Experience scoping, estimating, planning and execution of complex projects including development of  schedules, cost estimates and project execution in the field.

  • Demonstrated experience with industry and safety standards, including API, ASME, EPA, etc., is essential. Safety takes precedence in our pilot construction, making it crucial to have a Head of Engineering with a documented track record of ensuring safety.

  • Ability to lead scope review meetings with membrane system operators and process engineers. 

  • Demonstrated experience in adeptly managing teams and vendors, coupled with a successful history of collaboration with Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) partners and system integrators.

  • Experience deploying membrane systems is strongly desired

Qualities we’re looking for 💡

  • Team player: wants to make those around them better and makes the goals of the organization their goals.

  • Accountability:  methodically organized, willing to report transparently on progress and collaboratively adjust approach when facing bumps in the road.

  • Clear communication: able to formulate and articulate data-informed opinions both internally and with partners/customers, verbally and in writing, based on research and experience.

  • Nimble:  able to adjust as new information surfaces in a fast-paced start-up environment. Capable of diving into a new business, learning and building expertise and credibility for the organization quickly.

  • Creativity:  willing to challenge the standard thinking with new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions.

What we can offer you 🎁

  • Opportunity to contribute to addressing one of the biggest environmental challenges of this century.

  • Work in the heart of the most innovative square mile in the world and the most exciting hub for clean tech.

  • High leadership and growth potential joining at a critical stage a company with strong momentum backed by leading venture capital firms.

  • Access to competitive salary and equity packages.

Our commitment 🌈 

You belong at Osmoses!

We are committed to an environment that provides a workplace of belonging, acceptance and safety for everyone! We appreciate, value, and embrace the unique differences of our team members, business associates, candidates and stakeholders.

Why? Because we believe it is powerful to embed diversity in all aspects of our business - it is at the core of our culture. Osmoses’ responsibility and dedication towards our DEIB principles ensures an equitable workplace with a diverse, dynamic team of professionals. This is fundamental to our mission to develop and commercialize environmentally safe, innovative technology that can create a future where cleaner and more sustainable industrial processes become the norm.

If you're excited about making a positive impact on the environment and being part of an innovative team, we'd love to hear from you. Apply now and let's shape a greener future together! 🌿🌏🚀