Process Engineer Pyroprocess | UK & North Ireland / Remote
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Process Engineer Pyroprocess

  • Reference: 395080
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive remuneration package

  • Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / Remote Working

About Leilac

Leilac is an exciting and purpose-driven company that is dedicated to creating a carbon-neutral world. As a Pyro Process Engineer, you will have a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on global cement and lime decarbonisation. You will work alongside a talented team of scientists, engineers, project managers, and innovators who share your passion for solving urgent global challenges.

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. 
Leilac’s technology is being developed to efficiently separate CO2 released unavoidably from the processing of limestone ready for use or storage, without additional chemicals or processes. It is designed to be low cost, scalable, retrofittable, energy agnostic and electrification ready, providing the most economical pathways to carbon free cement and lime.
Leilac’s vision is the rapid creation of sustainable cement and lime for industry, global society and our planet. Our purpose-driven team are unwavering in their commitment to solve this urgent global challenge.

Process Engineer - Pyroprocessing

For the Process Development Team, we are recruiting a Process Engineer who is an expert in Pyroprocessing. This person will be responsible for expanding Leilac’s understanding of the fundamental behaviour of a range of cement and calcium-based chemistries from ambient to very high temperature. They will inform the development of Leilac Technology, providing expert input on multiple projects ranging from blue sky research and development to commercial applications. The Pyroprocess Engineer will undertake research and development activities which investigate improvements to the core technology, as well as new offerings such as compatibility with alternative product chemistries and process concepts. They will use their existing experience of cement and lime chemistries to assist with detailed design and impact assessments of Leilac Technology for large-scale demonstration and commercial projects in the Portland cement and lime industries.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide Leilac’s R&D and engineering teams with expert insight into high temperature chemistry involved in the manufacture of cement and lime
  • Expand Leilac’s understanding of the fundamental behaviour of cement and calcium-based chemistries
  • Undertake R&D activities to investigate improvements to the core Leilac Technology as well as to develop new offerings for Leilac 
  • Assist with detailed design and impact assessments of Leilac Technology for large-scale demonstration and commercial projects in the Portland cement and lime industries
  • Assist in production of reports and project deliverables, and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders 

Who are you?

Leilac is a purpose-driven business, and we are looking for passionate and skilled people to join us. You are truly committed to our cause and enjoys working collaboratively to reach goals. You are self-driven with a strong work ethic and works well under pressure. You have advanced problem-solving skills and ability to take the initiative, solving challenges and able to understand and apply the strategic context. Detailed understanding of chemistries relating to lime and cements (Portland and/or other), including their high-temperature synthesis, is required. 

Desired Qualifications and skills: 

  • A relevant Engineering or Science degree, MRes or PhD is desirable. 
  • 4+ years’ proven experience in cement, lime or similar products’ chemistries
  • Participation in first-of-a-kind, or highly developmental projects.
  • High temperature laboratory/pilot plant experience
Ability to be innovative, learn and share good practice

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.


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 and the opportunity to work on innovative products that make a difference in the world. 
Competitive remuneration and participation in company share incentive scheme, and flexibility to ensure a good work-life balance. 

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