05 Jan, 2022

Senior Process Engineer

  • Syngenta Global
  • St Gabriel, LA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

About Syngenta


Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


Syngenta is going through a period of tremendous change and challenge where the ability to be responsive to a changing market is paramount. A fast, responsive, and intelligent approach to delivering flexible production capacity will be an essential component in staying ahead of competitors. Timely delivery of those assets is of paramount importance.

The critical success factors are for the engineer to have a thorough knowledge of chemical engineering, the ability to simulate the process steps, and to put them together in proper documentation for a scope.  In addition, the engineer must be able and willing to operate in a matrixed organization, manage stakeholders, and drive the front-end development of projects.

The key challenge to the process engineer is to deliver a timely process scope that covers the required basis of the project and is agreement with the Syngenta Project Process.


As Syngenta’s Senior Process Engineer, you will:

  • Perform process evaluations in response to challenges or opportunities faced by the business; must develop innovative solutions to improve the safety, efficiency, or expand the capacity of an existing process or lead the process design effort on a new AI if required
  • Provide front end process designs, process descriptions, equipment specifications, and other process data necessary to enable detailed project design.  Drive process design solutions and ensure safe, economical and reliable operation of the completed plant 
  • Provide innovative and cost effective design solutions through networking and optimal use of internal and external resources and vendors


  • Lead the process design effort on capital projects generally exceeding $40m up to $100MM (singularly or in aggregate)
  • Oversee Indirect management of numerous design and construction contractor personnel
  • Perform process evaluations in response to challenges or opportunities faced by the business including Health/Safety/Environmental (HSE), efficiency or expansion type projects.  Incumbent will provide mass and energy balances, physical properties calculations, process simulations, unit operations design and scale-up for new and improved chemical and/or formulation processes, evaluation of candidate processes/routes, and general chemical/ formulation plant process design
  • Provide front end process designs to enable detailed project design. Assist the project team in identifying process risks, scale-up concerns and uncertainty in the process area
  • Provide functional design activities for equipment sizing/design, construction support, and facility commissioning
  • Perform initial or revalidation Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) evaluation and sizing including identification of applicable sizing cases and the controlling case  
  • Provide PRA assistance for the NAFTA region as needed to support capital projects in the region. Resolve process questions during hazard studies, detailed mechanical design, and start-up of new or modified plants 
  • Provide innovative and cost effective design solutions through networking and optimal use of internal and external resources and vendors
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams to address HSE and process safety, and other regulatory requirements.  As applicable, act as an interface with design firms or other agencies to promote best practices


  • 7+ years of relevant process design or production experience desired
  • Undergraduate degree in Chemical engineering
  • Expert-level with process design tools such as Aspen Plus, HYSYS, is advantageous
  • Expert-level with processing and formulation equipment, plant layouts, and concepts/procedures for equipment design and sizing
  • Expert knowledge of applicable regulations for chemical plant safety and environmental regulations
  • Travel Requirements – up to 10%

Critical Skills:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in process design and capability to deliver challenging process design scopes for major capital projects
  • Spanish speaking desirable but not mandatory

Other Behaviours Critical for the role:

  • Ability to work with teams and within a matrix organization involving those at various levels of the site organization.  Strong concern for maintaining HSE and Syngenta standards and technical integrity while under pressure to meet challenging targets and tight timelines

What We Offer:

  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others

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