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Senior Process Engineer

Hybrid - Salary + Equity

Supercritical is looking for an experienced and dynamic Senior Process Engineer to join our product development team, who will focus on bringing our proprietary reactor design and associated balance of plant through increasing scales, from demonstrator to pilot to commercial size.  You will also support our Technology team which focus on electrolytic testing at larger and larger scales within our test environments and partner sites.  By working within our technical team and with our respected partners and subcontractors, the process engineer will pioneer the equipment configuration for safe electrolysis under supercritical water conditions


  • Execute and lead process engineering design activities in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Collaborate with our subcontractors and vendors to enable our goals of reaching a demonstrator scale plant by 2023, and a pilot by 2024.

  • Flowsheet development (PFDs), detailed calculations and mass and energy balance ownership.

  • Process control and system design (P&IDs).

  • Calculation development for design and sizing of equipment and instrumentation.

  • Creating equipment and instrument specifications, and supporting the procurement process.

  • Hazard identification and risk management.

  • To work with Supercritical’s technology team, to support our lab-scale testing and scale-up, working to minimise hazard and risk. 

  • Contribute to writing bids: both grant application and customer proposals.

  • Customer-facing project development and negotiations for product integration.

  • Partner and vendor liaison and negotiation.

About you

  • Be passionate about a net-zero environment, excited by innovation and proactive in its pursuit.

  • Have a master's degree or above in Chemical / Process Engineering.

  • Hold a senior or equivalent status as a process engineer in a relevant industry.

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

  • Be adept in process engineering design from first principles.

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

  • Be a proficient user of process modelling software such as Aspen, HYSYS, PRO II or Unisim.

  • Worth within our team to collectively ask “How can we do this safely?”, and contribute to an empowering culture around safety in our team.

  • Thrive in a startup environment as a self-starter and proactively identify problems and pursue solutions.

  • Have strong communication and organisational skills, attention to detail and enjoy working in a team environment. Be committed to inherent safe design and to the minimisation of risk. 

Direct applicants only - no agencies  

Supercritical are not currently in a position to sponsor overseas applications

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