Process Engineer

All locations
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • Houston, TX, United States
Energy Systems
Position type:
Full Time


About us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About the role

Local Unit & Position Description

Suppose you have the ambition to grow with a flexible and dynamic team of people who genuinely believe hydrogen and low-carbon fuels are important energy carriers/storage mediums to support the energy transition. In that case, DNV has a spot for you. Our Hydrogen talent is passionate about creating a safer and more sustainable world.

DNV Energy Systems is seeking a consultant– Process Engineer to join our Hydrogen and low-carbon fuels team. In this role, you will work with a group of process engineers, supporting other colleagues in identifying customizable solutions to clients’ challenges in their energy transition endeavors. Your contributions will help maintain DNV’s know-how around hydrogen as a fuel and feed to other processes. This know-how will readily respond to clients’ requests in a fast-paced environment.

DNV – Energy Systems – Hydrogen & Low Carbon Fuel aspires to become the preferred business partner to support customers in mitigating their risks by providing high-quality due diligence studies focusing on green hydrogen production and its integration to a supply chain or the production of derivatives such as ammonia, methanol or synthetic fuels. Among the challenges that a process engineer in the team will be facing are process modeling of several scales of a facility depending on the customer’s requirements and the preparation of Front-end Loading (FEL) documents from the identification of the opportunity (FEL 0) to Select (FEL 2).

The first preference for this role is the Seattle, WA, and the Houston, TX offices.

What You’ll Do

  • Produce or update competitive intelligence reports following literature reviews to identify the latest technology developments and technology readiness levels of relevant technologies
  • Support colleagues with preparing a benchmarking of Levelized Costs of Hydrogen-derived products corresponding to several scales and technologies
  • Perform technical due diligence on processes for producing and using hydrogen, including processes to make hydrogen-derived products such as methanol, ammonia, and synthetic fuels
  • Being able to scale down processes and their corresponding cost estimates matching customers’ interests work in designing and optimizing production processes of different scales
  • Leverage a deep understanding of low-carbon fuel technologies and process modeling to predict and deliver scenarios supporting the customer's strategic decision-making process
  • Develop, lead, and coordinate mass and energy balance methodologies to assess end-use applications' technical and economic impacts
  • Contribute to the know-how building and knowledge management of the Process Engineering team
  • Support business development through participation in the preparation of proposals

What we offer

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days)
  • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits
  • Spending accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA
  • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Charitable Matched Giving and Volunteer Rewards through our Impact Program
  • Volunteer time off (VTO) paid by the company
  • Career advancement opportunities

**Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election.**

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DNV is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment Department ( Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

DNV is proud to announce being named one of Houston’s best places to work in the 2022 Houston Business Journal – Best Places to Work competition.

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Position Qualifications

What Is Required

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering
  • Five (5) years of experience in process engineering with exposure to process modeling with tools such as UniSim or Aspen HYSYS. Demonstrated knowledge level competence with simulation tools
  • Experience with process/system design, including PFS, PEFS, PFDs, P&IDs, and the ability to design equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge level for reading and preparing these diagrams with tools such as MS Visio and/or AutoCAD and/or equivalent
  • Exposure to project development, project lifecycle, and Front-End Loading (FEL) from FEL 0 to FEL 2. Demonstrated awareness level about project stages and stage-gate requirements as per AACE
  • Exposure to preparing high-level cost estimates (Class 5 to Class 4 as per AACE). Demonstrated awareness level
  • Awareness competence level about hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and synthetic fuels processes
  • Able to determine specific energy input of products through process modeling
  • Awareness of competence level of Process Safety
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical information to subject and non-subject matter experts
  • Strong project management and change management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently during a given workweek
  • Results and documentation-oriented work philosophy with great attention to detail and a desire to grow
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time to conferences, customer meetings, project sites, agencies, and internal meetings
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to rent and drive a car or travel on public conveyances when required
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What Is Preferred

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum of three years of experience in Chemical Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in process and project development
  • Mastery or expert competence level in some of the minimum requirements listed above

*Immigration-related benefits, for example, visa sponsorship, are not available for this position*


Profit Share

You’ll be part of our global profit share scheme that means we all share in our success as a business. If we profit, so do you. This will be part of our Total Compensation approach each year and depends on our year-end results.

Personal Development

You’ll have a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Whether it’s building your network, having resources to plan and realise your career goals or enjoying genuine freedom to satisfy your curiosity, we’ll make sure you’re always growing and developing

Purpose-led organization

You become part of a world-leading company where we know and live our purpose; to safeguard life, property, and the environment, with the opportunity to tackle global change through your work.


DNV provides the option for eligible employees to enroll in our professional managed 401(k) plan. We’ll match up to a percentage of employee elected investment, which will become fully vested after a few years.

Healthcare and more

You’ll have multiple medical plans to choose from including Dental, Vision, RX plans, AD&D, Critical Illness, ST/LT Disability, Paid Parental Leave, Virtual TalkSpace Therapy.

Additional benefits

ID theft protection, generous PTO accrual, company paid holidays, discounted pet insurance, charitable donation matching, additional vacation hours purchase plan, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), tuition reimbursement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At DNV, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not only an ethical choice, but also a business decision.

Diversity, fairness, and a sense of belonging are a source of strength for our people, our business, and our customers, and help us to deliver on our purpose, vision, and values.

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Working here

Since 1864 we’ve been dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. Today we remain at the forefront of new technologies and techniques to help our customers transform for a more sustainable future.

At DNV you can expect to deliver career and industry defining work. You’ll be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.

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