Chemical Process EngineerDeep Science Ventures

Manchester, England, United Kingdom 08-07-2023


About Us:

Parallel Carbon is developing the hardware platform fundamental to a post-fossil fuel society. We are building technology that removes carbon dioxide from the air while producing hydrogen to eliminate emissions. Our mission is to deliver the world’s most scalable solution to reversing climate change.

Our process delivers cost-effective carbon management by combining geomimicry with electrochemistry. Many of Earth’s minerals (and organic matter) readily sequester CO2, but these systems are too limited by speed or scale to handle the excessive amounts of CO2 humans are injecting into the air. Parallel Carbon enhances and accelerates ancient mineral reactions with modern electrochemical processing to solve the speed and scale challenge.

We are just beginning our journey, but great things are coming for us. This year, Hello Tomorrow shortlisted Parallel Carbon as one of the 70 companies that will change the world.

Over the coming decades, we will remove atmospheric CO2 at the gigaton scale; all that is missing is you. Join us to accelerate climate action. Come reduce and remove emissions, in Parallel.

About the Role:

Parallel Carbon is searching for an enthusiastic and experienced Chemical Engineer motivated to reverse climate change and help us scale our technology. You will lead the development and optimization of our ongoing scale-up efforts. The ideal candidate will have expertise in process scale-up, reaction engineering, multi-phase fluid modeling, process automation and/or commercialization. You will play a crucial role in accelerating technology development and Parallel Carbon’s impact. The position is in Manchester, UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and build a new chemical processes with a focus on process scale-up and commercialization
  • Develop and optimize continuous chemical processes and control strategies to optimize production
  • Conduct process simulations and modeling to evaluate the performance and feasibility of various chemical processes, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Conduct experiments to validate process design and assess the performance upon integration with other processes
  • Design and oversee the construction, installation, and operation of equipment, including reactors, pumps, and control systems
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team, including material scientists, electrochemists, and other engineers to troubleshoot and develop innovative solutions
  • Perform data analysis and interpretation to identify trends, patterns, and deviations in process parameters, and implement corrective actions as necessary
  • Prepare technical reports, white papers, and presentations to communicate results and progress to the team and stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain process documentation, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), technical specifications, and engineering drawings
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and process improvements, including from interviews and literature reviews, to continuously improve Parallel Carbon’s technology
  • Maintain the highest standards of safety through effective process design and proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials to prevent potential harm to employees and the environment
  • Bring a passion to fight climate change, and develop a company culture of inclusive innovation valuing sustainable work


According to studies, skilled people from underrepresented groups may pass on opportunities if they don't tick all the boxes for a job. If you feel that you have what it takes, even if you aren’t perfectly qualified, please go ahead and apply!

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Chemical Engineer in an industrial research setting, developing and optimizing reactions with a focus on process scale-up and commercialization
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a pilot plant, manufacturing environment, or other industrial setting, with a strong understanding of chemical processes, unit operations, and equipment
  • Knowledge of chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics including dissolution and precipitation, fluid mechanics, mass transfer, and process control
  • Proficiency in process simulation software (e.g., Aspen Plus, CHEMCAD, OLI Flowsheet) and familiarity with other engineering tools such as MATLAB, Python, or similar platforms
  • Ability to develop safe and economical process for multiphase material handling and separation
  • Strong ability to analyze and solve complex technical problems related to process design, root cause analysis, and optimization
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to present ideas, design specifications, and progress updates
  • Experience managing solo and team projects, setting project goals, and ensuring project timelines and budgets are met

If you are passionate about fighting climate change, developing and optimizing chemical processes, and have a strong track record of delivering results, we encourage you to apply.

** The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.


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