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AECOM Senior Process Engineer - Power CCP in Austin, Texas

United States of America - Texas, Austin

Job Summary

AECOM and the Process Technologies Organization (PTO) are seeking a Senior Process Engineer to support PTO’s efforts to utilize its engineering expertise, historically applied to environmental controls for the coal fired power industry, into new market areas. The group is seeking Seller/Doer candidates with subject matter expertise (SME) that can be leveraged to help grow and diversify PTO’s business in emerging markets.

Examples of targeted market areas include:

  • coal combustion products (CCP),

  • waste-to-energy (WtE) and industrial wastewater applications, or

  • process-centric energy storage and recycling technologies.

The candidates process expertise in one of these, or other, emerging market areas will be combined with PTO’s existing broad engineering, technology, and turn-key delivery experience to develop and provide value-added solutions to AECOM customers.

The successful candidate will possess technical expertise and an ability to strategically combine disparate areas into new process technology driven solutions. Marketing and project development will be important functions of the candidate; the SME role is envisioned as a ‘seller-doer’. This resource will contribute to the sale and execution of new, creative, value-added and sometimes out-of-the-box solutions that have become the hallmarks of our organization.

AECOM PTO is rooted in applying the fundamentals of science and technology to address the economic and environmental challenges facing industry today. What sets us apart from other engineering groups is our endless quest for finding better, more economically viable ways of meeting our clients’ current and pending needs. By combining traditional R&D with detailed design and construction capabilities, we strive to provide clients with technology- or process-based solutions that can be installed and operated at a reasonable cost. We deliver overall solutions with the right balance of innovative and traditional technology offerings. Helping clients with our unique capabilities, from on-site analytical and process laboratories to computational fluid dynamics, is a paramount of our organization. You can learn more about AECOM Process Technologies at:

Projects conducted throughout North America range in value from $20,000 to $120,000,000, and can encompass all phases of project execution, including engineering, procurement and construction.

The following is a list of high-level job functions.

  • Serve as subject matter expert and technical lead for a new / emerging area in the PTO technology portfolio;

  • Develop relevant project related technical documents, including process flow diagrams, material and energy balances, piping and instrument diagrams, process control strategies, and datasheets;

  • Development and management of relevant laboratory R&D;

  • Data analysis and reporting;

  • Process troubleshooting and optimization;

  • Develop opportunities and proposals, often with external collaborating organizations, to solicit funding for applied R&D relevant to subject matter expertise;

  • Stay current on technical literature in area of expertise and how that relates to new / emerging PTO business;

  • Vet prospective technologies and intellectual property (IP);

  • Business development (as a seller-doer);

  • Work in tandem with business development manager to develop opportunities, including proposal writing;

  • Interface with existing and new / emerging clients;

  • Present select technical work at national conferences;

  • Interface with PTO management to support strategic planning pertaining to new technologies, IP positions and/or business areas;

  • Mentor early career staff in area(s) of expertise; and

  • Meet all PTO quality and safety standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or related engineering

  • 10+ years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specific technical expertise with CCP, WtE, PFAS, or other emerging process technology field

  • Ability to function as a technical area lead for an organization, including the development of technical offerings or solutions

  • Familiarity with the operation of industrial and/or coal-fired power plants

  • Familiarity with the design and/or operation of industrial process retrofits

  • Familiarity with the design and/or operation of wastewater treatment processes

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

  • Strong technical and writing skills

  • Strong ability to analyze data

  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team

  • Proficient interfacing with clients

Position involves moderate travel in support of marketing and business development (up to 20%).

Position to reside in Austin, TX

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Chemical

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 232521BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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