03 May, 2022

Process / Chemical Engineer

  • Arup
  • Houston, TX, USA
Chemical Engineer, Process Engineer Water & Waste

Job Description

Excellence Leaves a Lasting Impression: Bring Your Vision to shape a better world!

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways — engineering, planning, designing, on many of the most world-class projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed progressive ways of working. Adapting to the evolving environment, our work is focused on energetically reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities. Arup is rising to these new challenges: by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of subject areas, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world.

Operating in the renewable energy and resilience markets, our energy team uses balanced energy systems including solar, offshore wind, battery energy storage, micro-grids and hydrogen to provide comprehensive solutions to our client’s most meaningful energy needs.

We are looking to recruit a Process / Chemical Engineer for the Houston Office to provide engineering and consulting services for a range of national and international energy projects. In the short term those projects would include engineering, consulting, and advisory services associated with:

  • Hydrogen production, conversion, storage, distribution systems,
  • Waste to energy projects,
  • Biofuel and SAF production,
  • Carbon bring together and sequestration systems,
  • Energy storage and demand consulting for the petrochemical industry.


  • Review and development of: conceptual and front-end process engineering solutions, process simulation, equipment lists and data sheets
  • Participating in techno-economic and scale-up evaluation of new technology including implementing Critical Design Review processes
  • Assist in technical and commercial due diligence reviews
  • Conduct business planning, economic, contractual, and/or financial analysis associated with these technologies
  • Review and preparation of PFD and P&ID for the works described above
  • Participation in HAZID and HAZOP assessments
  • Perform engineering calculations
  • Drawing markup and coordination
  • Technical Report Writing


  • Hold a degree in Chemical / Mechanical/Process Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the design and project management of process oriented systems, with a preference for hydrogen, carbon capture, or related processes.
  • Consistent track record of leading delivery of sophisticated projects.
  • Sound understanding of renewable energy concepts, trends, and economics.
  • PE license or EIT accreditation.
  • The ability to prioritize work effectively, handle deadlines and exceptional organization skills required for our rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent communication for team-based working.
  • Effective presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as needed, to achieve agreed goals and results.
  • Must be highly motivated, proactive and passionate about new challenges

The following would be considered advantageous:

  • Holding a Texas PE license.
  • Holding a Master’s degree or higher
  • Bilingual (Spanish with English)
  • A minor in Economics, Business or Finance

You’ll love this position if:

  • You want to be part of a leading energy professional engineering and consulting team that is changing the world for the better and leading the development of innovative energy solutions.
  • You thrive in a truly multi-disciplinary environment – we have over 40 fields in our Americas team and regularly collaborate with them on the delivery of a variety of projects.
  • If you love to build well-engineered systems, collaborate with extraordinary, market-facing teammates, and see the results of your energy design and analysis work through the ever-increasing success of your team and clients.
  • You are driven to help grow the business, broaden our energy capabilities and can develop relationships in the local market.
  • You enjoy working directly with clients, contractors and the project team for projects throughout the USA and beyond and are willing to take ownership for project delivery.

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless!

Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement - Arup requires all new employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Arup is an equal opportunity employer and consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to Arup. 

Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available. 

Arup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com.

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