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Synata Bio
Warrenville, Illinois, United States (hybrid)
23 days ago


  • Process design engineering for commercial-scale Synata Bio plants.
  • Developing and configuring process models in Aspen Plus or HYSYS to evaluate the process and economic impacts for various projects and specific process alternatives for a given project.
  • Prepare Process Flow Diagrams, P&I Diagrams, Heat & Material Balance, estimated plant hydraulics, utility summaries, and project/equipment specifications for commercial projects.
  • For projects where the bulk of the engineering work is outsourced to an EPC company, the candidate will actively participate in the review and approval of project deliverables.
  • Support existing and incubating projects by developing operating and capital cost estimates.
  • Provide engineering support for commissioning, start-up, and troubleshooting of operating plants.
  • Participate in design and operation reviews to ensure we incorporate world-class safety, meet all environmental standards, and maximize plant operability.
  • Work with the R&D group to translate laboratory concepts and results into engineering designs.
  • Assist R&D in developing experimental programs to validate specifics of the plant design basis.


  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering, or related engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in process engineering, working directly in the design and construction of commercial-scale plants.
  • Experience with Aspen Plus, HYSYS, Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, dynamic simulation, and economic analysis.
  • Experience with fermentation or biological process design and operation is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of sterility concerns associated with biological processes and experience in process design to minimize biological contamination.
  • Experience in the scale-up of new process technologies from the lab to commercial scale will be valuable. Experience in field commissioning, start-up, and operations.Experience with process design and project engineering.
  • Experience using AutoCAD or similar drawing software for the development of PFDs and P&IDs is highly desirable.
  • Fundamental understanding of process equipment and sizing methods, as well as process control instrumentation.
  • The qualified candidate will be a critical thinker with a natural tendency to discern important deliverables and tasks within an assignment.
  • The successful candidate will be detail-oriented – the creation and checking of heat and mass balances, P&IDs, and equipment specifications require a detail-oriented individual.
  • Ability to successfully manage workload and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to function in a dynamic environment; Synata’s engineering team is lean (but growing) and requires flexibility.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69295248
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Warrenville, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Process Engineer
  • Company Name For Job: Synata Bio
  • Industry: Bioengineering,Biotechnology & Life Science,Process Systems Design,Water Management
  • Job Function: Process Eng/Design & Development
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Degree Required: Bachelors
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $85,000.00 - $125,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Warrenville , IL , US

OUR MISSION Synata Bio has a carbon transformation platform that leverages industrial biotechnology to produce sustainable commodities from low-value carbon and renewable energy. OUR PEOPLE Synata Bio is made up of a world-class team of proven engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs who bring years of knowledge, expertise, passion, and pragmatism to the world of sustainable chemistry. Coupled with our proven technology and state-of-the-art facilities, we plan to lead the way in decarbonizing chemical and fuel produc...

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