UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading
international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts,
adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum
refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-
owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of
Honeywell’s Specialty Materials strategic business group.
We have an excellent career opportunity available for a Process Modeling
and Optimization Specialist within the Research & Development organization
located in Des Plaines, IL. The Process Modeling and Optimization
Specialists will develop reactor and process models, which are considered
critical in the scale-up and commercialization of new UOP process
technology and the improvement of the current technology portfolio.
Position Accountabilities Include:
The candidate will develop reactor and process models, which are considered
critical in scale-up and commercialization of new UOP process technology
and the improvement of the current technology portfolio.
The candidate will insure that models meet requirements of all uses: such
as yield estimating, engineering design, process development and remote
The candidate will use his understanding of kinetics and reaction
engineering to make innovative contributions to UOP’s technology
The candidate will determine and coordinate the required collection of lab,
pilot plant or commercial data that is required for the modeling.
The candidate will develop wrappers that allow the models to be
incorporated into Aspen, Hysys, and Excel and other specialized
The candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and upgrading of
Lead and participate in forums, seminars and engineering networks.
Basic Candidate Qualifications:
A PhD in Chemical Engineering, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical
Engineering together with a minimum of 3 years specialization in process
design, process operations, modeling, optimization, separations or reaction
engineering (including graduate studies).
US work authorization.
Additional Candidate Qualifications:
Strong interest in R&D work.
Sound understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals: kinetics,
thermodynamics, and transport phenomena.
Good mastery of numerical methods to solve ODEs, PDEs and perform
Good statistics background with emphasis in non-linear experimental design
and parameter estimation.
Familiarity with computational fluid dynamics.
Exposure to Refinery/Aromatics/Petrochemicals applications.
Good computer skills: Should be comfortable with Windows and Unix
platforms. Should be fluent with Fortran or C (C++ or Visual Basic a
Demonstrated signs of innovation and creativity.
Good interpersonal skills, good written and presentation skills and ability
to sell ideas to other disciplines.
Most importantly, should have demonstrated the ability to develop
reactor/kinetic models which show balance in technical depth with practical
Ability to work independently.
Willingness to travel (less than 10% of time).
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, UOP a Honeywell Company, is committed to
a diverse workforce.
To apply, go to www.uop.com, follow careers link in upper right of screen,
select careers in North America and then search for requisition 00093621 —
Process Modeling & Optimization Specialist