Principal Process Engineer

About the Job

Location: Bengaluru, IN

Type: Full-time (on-site)

Salary: Matching industry standards

Equity: We want the best people to work with us to make affordable green hydrogen a reality and we have an ESOP plan commensurate with that vision in mind.


What you will do

In this position your mission will be to help us bring our innovative electrolyzer technology and concomitant balance of plant through different scales- from lab-bench to pilot to commercial scale. You will work with and support the design, electrochemical, control systems and power electronics teams, in order to scale the system optimally and safely. You will be the founding member of the process engineering group and will help the founders build up a team around this expertise.


Your responsibilities

  • Conduct process simulations of hydrogen and fluid systems

  • Collaborate with our vendors to enable our goal of reaching pilot scale by 2023

  • Development of flowsheets (PFD), detailed calculations and mass and energy balance ownership

  • Create drawings, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), data sheets, process descriptions and specifications of process equipments

  • Creating equipment and instrument specifications and assisting in procurement

  • Lead hazard identification and risk assessment

  • Participate in product development and run dynamic simulations for new system concepts

  • Input to procedures and assistance in starting up system and equipment

  • Customer-facing project development and negotiations for product integration


Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Process Engineering or Chemical Engineering

  • 4+ years of industrial experience as a process/ chemical engineer in a relevant industry such as oil & gas, chemicals, water treatment

  • Have demonstrable professional experience throughout the project development lifecycle, feasibility through to delivery.

  • An unquenchable thirst for knowledge and the ability to quickly adapt to new situations. Enthusiasm and curiosity for all things green hydrogen!

  • Excited to join a startup and put in the hustle required to get things done!


Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Hydrogen Industry

  • Master’s degree in process engineering or chemical engineering

  • 6+ years of industrial experience as a process/ chemical engineer in a relevant industry such as hydrogen production (SMR or electrolysis), hydrogen processing and storage, oil & gas, chemicals etc.

  • Hands on field experience with the engineering, procurement, and construction of large scale plants 

  • Be a proficient user of process modelling software such as Aspen, HYSYS, PRO II or Unisim and basic knowledge of CAD-based design (Autodesk Plant 3D)

  • Familiarity with process control via PLC systems

  • Have demonstrated significant experience of working with high pressure/high temperature systems and flammable gases.

  • Experience with plant certification, compliance, and safety per IEC, CE, UL, NFPA, and other codes


Even if you don’t meet all the requirements listed, but think you are up to the challenges, get in touch and tell us why you are a good fit for Newtrace. We look forward to hearing from you!