Process Engineer – Solid Handling / Biomass

Renewable energy
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  • Client is now looking for the right persons to fill the vacancy of Process Engineer Solid Handling in the department Engineering within OU Heat Projects for one or more projects in the Netherlands, Germany or Sweden.
  • OU Heat Projects develops and realizes all new build, LTE (life time extension) and non standard modification projects of BA Heat.
  • The department Engineering is an international team with highly qualified professionals within OU Heat Projects.
  • The department Engineering is responsible for the complete design process from developing and comparison of technical concepts in the earliest phase of the project, via the technical specification of a plant in the invitation to tender, technical bid evaluation and negotiation up to and including commissioning and start-up.
  • The department also supports in scheduling, cost estimating and QA/QC management and trouble shooting .
  • Projects and Plant Changes are often engineered by Contractors but they require steering, guidance and control to assure compliance with Vattenfall standards and site specific requirements and to ensure correct alignment with specific maintenance and operational requirements. For smaller plant changes, basic and detailed engineering may be performed by owner engineers themselves.
  • As the energy sector is rapidly changing towards sustainability we expect a shift towards more conceptual engineering of more chemical oriented processes, like for example carbon neutral fuels and heat pumps.
  • The engineer will contribute to Feasibility studies, Basis of Design (BODs) and Basic Design Engineering Packages (BDEPs) and owners engineering (project execution and supervision)  in order to assure all process and equipment aspects are included in the projects. This with the aim to ensure that equipment has the required quality fit for purpose , can be safely operated and well maintained.
  • The engineer will engage with other engineering discipline as and where required and will guide contractors to a good project end result.
  • As Process Engineer, you will provide technical support to our projects by:
  • Bringing in your engineering expertise to deliver a safe, technical sound and high quality design for the process,  equipment and building..
  • Utilizing your knowledge and capabilities on  processing and handling of bulk materials like solid biomasses, powders and ashes and provide detailed technical input to the design.
  • Including optimum selection, fit-for-purpose specification of the process and equipment and its auxiliary systems with a focus on solid handling equipment.
  • Give input to the Cost Estimate.
  • Take part in negotiations, evaluate bids of contractors and give award recommendations.
  • Ensuring quality assurance and quality control in construction, commissioning and startup phase.
  • Selection and specification of equipment shall be in compliance with international Codes and Standards and with the standards.
  • Reporting to the Engineering Manager of the Project.
  • Motivating, coaching and provide active guidance to colleague engineers, contractor personnel and/or contractor staff.
  • Share knowledge with team members through training, promotion of best practices and provide ongoing expert support.
  • Have a good understanding of HSE in Design aspects including proven knowledge on dust explosion prevention and mitigation as well as the equipment design aspects related to this
  • You will report to the Department Manager Process Engineering, OU Heat Projects.



  • Our successful candidate has a relevant University degree in Chemical Engineering or similar, with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in the field of Engineering, Procurement and Construction with a focus on solid handling and processing.
  • You have a very good command of German and English, command of  Swedish and/or Dutch is a plus.  
  • Your personal characteristics and competences:
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Managerial competences to develop in the direction of Engineering Manager are a benefit.
    • Structured worker with ability to structure work of others.
    • Self-propelling and a good team player
    • Experience in international cooperation, culturally sensitive.
    • Knowledge of the project framework is a benefit.
    • Experience with databases and spreadsheets is required
  • You enjoy working on international, multidisciplinary projects and are willing to travel.
  • Location: Amsterdam or Arnhem, the Netherlands

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