Combustion Development Engineer

 UK | Remote  Permanent  Competitive remunerationRef: 398696

Join Leilac as Combustion Development Engineer and use your expertise to decarbonise the cement industry!

At Leilac we’re passionate about enabling the transition to a carbon neutral world by providing the most compelling decarbonisation solution for global cement and lime. Operating across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, Leilac’s technology seeks to efficiently separate unavoidable carbon emissions ready for use or storage, without additional chemicals or processes. It aims to be scalable, retrofittable, energy agnostic and electrification ready, providing flexible and economical pathways to carbon neutral cement and lime. Our purpose-driven team members are unwavering in their commitment to solve this urgent global challenge for industry, global society and our planet. 

The role

For our European combustion team, we are now looking for a Combustion Development Engineer who will be involved in the design tasks of a first of a kind cement reactor, operating at high temperatures, being developed as part of the Leilac technology. In this role, you will follow up natural gas combustion system implementation in our LEILAC-2 project, work with Design & Mechanical Teams as a combustion expert for material specification, gas quality and the  burner technology. Safety in the work of the Combustion team will be your responsibility, not only supporting a safe work environment and culture but also ensuring the safety verifications needed for the combustion system. You will organise the commissioning strategy and testing program of LEILAC-2 for natural gas combustion system during 2025-2026. R&D will be a part of your role, where you will work on activities to explore combustion concepts and identify viable solutions. 

This is an exciting role where you will be bringing research and development experience to the table and the ability to propose creative and innovative solutions, thinking "outside the box." The role is primarily remote, and you can be located anywhere in Europe. This position will entail occasional travel for face-to-face meetings, testing and commissioning. However, the frequency and duration of travel will be tailored to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

Other tasks and responsibilities

  • Act as a technical expert & support for natural gas combustion system.
  • Participate to the development of the full-scale solution
  • Participate to critical commissioning & testing phase in L2 (Germany), developing commissioning strategy and road map for fuel and burner adjustment  
  • Verify & improve functional description of the combustion system
  • Evaluate how combustion performance impact on calcination
  • Develop calculation tools, produce technical notes, presentations and communication tools  
  • Work with Techno-economic team to verify the solution that are developed meet Leilac target (OPEX/ CAPEX)


Who are you?

Leilac is a purpose-driven business, and we are always seeking individuals who are enthusiastic and talented to join our team. We value those who genuinely embrace our mission and thrive in a collaborative environment, dedicated to achieving common objectives. With a self-motivated mindset and a solid work ethic, you excel even in demanding situations. Your adeptness in problem-solving goes beyond the basics, allowing you to proactively tackle challenges and grasp the broader strategic landscape.

Desired Qualifications and skills:

  • A degree with relevant engineering or technical discipline
  • Minimums 5 years proven industrial experience in combustion, ideally from cement or lime
  • Solid knowledge of combustion & thermodynamic
  • Well-versed in combustion system commissioning and optimization, organising and conducting tests 
  • Experience with leading safety work, with understanding of European Safety Standard - 746/2 – ATEX
  • Experience conducting 2D/3D CFD simulations of reactive/non-reactive flows and performing heat transfer analyses, creating the 3D fluid model, and developing the computational grid

Why join Leilac?

You will be a part of a truly purpose-driven business. We are scientists, engineers, project managers and innovators. We are team players and collaborators. We are dedicating ourselves to repairing and preventing harm to our planet. Together, we are enabling the urgent and affordable decarbonisation of global cement and lime to accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral world.
You will experience personal and professional growth, as you will be working in a team of highly skilled combustion engineers. This is a great opportunity to work on innovative products that make a difference in the world. 
We offer competitive remuneration and participation in company share incentive scheme, and flexibility to ensure a good work-life balance. 

Diversity statement 
Leilac embraces diversity and inclusion. It’s one of our core values. We promote an inclusive and safe space for all and proudly welcome and support people of any race, ability, gender and identity.
We are committed to recruiting, training, and promoting all employees regardless of gender, domestic responsibilities, marital status, religion, race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, disability or age. 
Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is not just a moral imperative; it is foundational to driving innovation and business success.

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