11 Jun, 2024

Gas Treating Design Engineer

  • Dow
  • Freeport, TX, USA
Process Designer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals Oil & Gas

Job Description

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.  


Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place. 




About you and this role


The Dow Industrial Solutions (DIS) organization has an immediate opening for a Gas Treating Design Engineer in the Energy Platform, aligned to the Refining and Processing application segment.


The selected candidate will join a high performing R&D team of engineers collaborating on Refining & Processing and Pre-Combustion innovation. The role will involve developing process packages by leveraging established engineering & modeling practices. The selected candidate will engage with a broad customer base to support sustainability strategic objectives for adequation of gases to reduce/ eliminate sulfur and carbon emissions contributing towards a net-zero economy. (Keywords: Carbon Capture, Blue Hydrogen).


About Industrial Solutions Energy Platform - It operates in the:

  • Traditional Energy with focus on Exploration & Production, Refining & Processing, Energy & Heat Management, and Fuel Markers.
  • Energy Transition with focus on Pre- and Post-Combustion, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Data Center Cooling/ Energy storage cooling.


The Industrial Solutions Energy Platform is a highly profitable, fast growing, market facing segment that combines customized chemistries, engineering solutions & technologies with R&D capabilities to improve the performance of upstream and downstream processes. The downstream segment, Refining and Gas Processing (R&P), leads the industry in acid gas removal and energy efficiency solutions for natural gas, refinery gas, hydrocarbon liquids and synthesis gas applications. Our extensive and proven product lines include UCARSOL™, SELEXOL™, SulFerox™, NORKOOL™, DESITHERM™, AMBITROL™, UCARTHERM™, SYLTHERM™, and DOWTHERM™.


The position is based in Lake Jackson, Texas (US). The work of this team will be implemented in the 5 global regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East / Africa, and Asia Pacific.





  • Interact with a customer base comprising Front End Engineering and Design (FEED), Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), and operating companies.
  • Create process design packages by means of established engineering practice, process simulation, empirical design guidelines, and plant operating data to current and prospective customers of Dow’s gas treating solvents.
  • Collaborate within a team of gas treating design engineers chartered to provide quick response to customer design inquiries.
  • Develop subject matter expertise in Dow acid gas removal offerings  (UCARSOL™, SELEXOL™) and customer applications (ammonia, hydrogen, natural gas, refinery gas, syn gas, etc.).
  • Develop subject matter expertise in gas treating process simulation, working with established proprietary (ProComp) and commercial (Aspen, ProMax, ProTreat) simulator platforms.
  • Interface with the DIS business development organization responsible for developing solvent sales contracts based on the technical team’s gas treating process design packages.
  • Partner and hand-over design packages to Field Application technical service team on the implementation phase of projects.
  • Provide technical consultation, as needed, to support the R&P Field Application Development technical service team.
  • Through application experience (“simulation user”), contribute to the development of improved process simulation capability in partnership with the R&P R&D Simulator Development Team.
  • Identify gaps in design and simulation capability and develop action plans to close mission-critical gaps (thermophysical properties, chemical equilibria, mass transfer, thermodynamics).
  • Support R&D in the development and scale up of next generation technologies for acid gas capture and dehydration in refining and natural gas processing applications.
  • Provide expert consultation to customers and represent R&P externally in the gas treating industrial community.
  • Document learnings (case studies, design methodologies) in internal and external publications and presentations.
  • Undertake Dow safety training and comply with all safety requirements.





  • Bachelors degree or higher in Chemical Engineering and 3+ years of industrial experience
  • Alternative degree disciplines will be considered if sufficient fundamentals and experience in thermodynamics and process modeling are present.
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.



Preferred Skills


  • Strong understanding of vapor-liquid equilibrium, heat and mass transfer, and process separations.
  • Chemical process modeling experience with Aspen and with rate-based gas treating simulators.
  • Experience in the gas processing industry.
  • Plant engineering/operations experience (M&E)
  • Developed and proven communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to interface effectively with multiple stakeholders across different functions (Research & Development, Technical Sales & Development, Commercial and Marketing).
  • Deep technical focus coupled with leadership attributes. Ability to lead by influence.
  • Willingness to travel for site evaluations, as required by project needs.
  • Self-motivated, high initiative, and good time-management skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills and organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and have a sense of prioritization based on value and efficiency.



Additional notes


  • Domestic relocation assistance is not available for this position.






Benefits – What Dow offers you 

We invest in you. 

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.  

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee: 

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives. 
  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it. 
  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals. 
  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building. 
  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs. 
  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:
    • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).  
    • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.  
    • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation. 


Join our team, we can make a difference together. 


About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visiting www.dow.com.



As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment.  We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

Apply Now