Skip to Main Content

Process Engineer

Gevo, Inc.
Englewood, CO
  • Posted: 21 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

About the role:

The Process Engineer is responsible for performing routine professional-based activities either individually or as part of a team and contributing to and/or managing process engineering projects related to the design, development, specification, improvements, and optimization of Gevo’s unique and proprietary chemical process technology. Key technological areas will focus on solids handling, enzymatic reactions, fermentation, distillation, evaporation, catalytic reactions, fractional distillation, hydrocarbon purification, utilities, and process safety. The Process Engineer will also provide engineering support to other functional groups within the organization as required to achieve Gevo’s Business Objectives. These additional Departments include, but are not limited to, Capital Projects, Plant Operation, Plant Maintenance, Safety-Health and Environmental, Business Development and Regulatory Compliance.

Who You Are

You are a collaborative problem solver who can integrate imagination and experience into novel solutions for developing the processes for our Net Zero plant. You have

  • At least 4 years of experience in an engineering role within the petro-chemical or refinery industry; and/or
  • Experience with renewable fuels manufacturing and the renewable energy industry preferably in sectors sensitive to carbon intensity and carbon footprint.
  • Experience in developing mass and energy balances using an array of analytical techniques and calculation methods. Including chemical process modeling preferably using Aspen Plus or Aspen Hysys.
  • Experience working in an OSHA / PSM regulated environment.
  • Ability to design, specify, and trouble-shoot process unit operations based on experience and broad overall background in chemical and engineering sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, analytical chemistry, process engineering)
  • Ability to prepare, review, and update customary chemical process design documentation such a material and energy balances, piping and instrumentation diagrams, equipment specification sheets, process descriptions and narratives, plant layouts, general arrangement drawings, utility balances, cause and effect diagrams, emergency shutdown and interlock matrixes.
  • Lead Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) efforts, either individually or as part of a team, utilizing customary tools and techniques such as Wat-If studies, HAZOP studies, or Fault Tree Analysis to ensure an inherently safe process design and operation.
  • Perform chemical process modeling of unit operations using commercially available software such as Aspen or Chemcad. Models may vary from single unit operations to plant-wide multiple units including multiple scenario material and energy balances.
  • Develop, update and revise control narratives, control philosophies, control hardware and software specifications, and Human-Machine Interface systems as required for safe and efficient control of Gevo’s manufacturing process.
  • Develop and perform operating and maintenance personnel process training and qualification programs either individually or as part of a team.
  • Support Capital Projects Team with equipment design, sizing, cost estimating, justification analysis, construction and installation supervision, construction walk-downs, check-out, start-up, commissioning, and documentation.
  • Support Operations Team as required to ensure safe manufacturing procedures including process troubleshooting, development of standard operating procedures (SOP’s), support the Management of Change (MOC) process, develop and perform process related experiments related to continuous yield and efficiency improvements, and any other activity requested in furtherance of a safe and efficient operation.
  • Support Environmental, Health, Safety and Regulatory Teams with process related information, analysis, and compliance procedures.
  • Work closely with outside design and engineering firms, manufacturers, fabricators, vendors, and contractors in the development, specification, fabrication or construction of equipment materials, or services related to Gevo’s chemical process technology by providing, instructions, revision, inspection, or approvals of all outside work.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) resource for the entire organization in a specific area, field, or discipline in which the individual is particularly proficient.
  • You are comfortable working remotely and have the ability to travel to work sites to work for weeks at a time as necessary during project development.

Who We Are

  • We are People First
  • We are Mission-Focused
  • We are Agile
  • We are Innovators

Gevo is a next generation, “low-carbon” fuel company focused on the development and commercialization of renewable alternatives to petroleum-based products. Low-carbon fuels reduce the carbon intensity, or the level of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to standard fossil-based fuels across their lifecycle. The most common low-carbon fuels are renewable fuels. Gevo is focused on the development and production of mainstream fuels like gasoline and jet fuel using renewable feedstocks that have the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions at a meaningful scale and enhance agricultural production, including food and other related products.

What Gevo Offers You

  • Free health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance for employee and family
  • 21 days of vacation and sick leave plus 10 paid holidays
  • 401k contribution plan
  • Annual incentive plan, based on Company performance
  • Paid community service time
  • Dog friendly office
  • Be part of a smart, high performing, passionate team
  • Work-from-home stipend, if remote

Salary (for Colorado only)

Our salary ranges are based on national averages. We have wide ranges so we can be flexible and determine compensation based on a number of factors including the candidate's skills, level of experience, and location (which can be anywhere in the US). For Colorado-based candidates, the salary range for this position starts at $107,000 per year. Compensation at all other locations will be based on the factors as stated above.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Gevo, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Gevo, Inc.


Englewood, CO



What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.