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Saltworks Technologies Process Design Engineer/Chemical Engineer in Richmond, British Columbia

The Role:

We have an immediate opening for a Process Design Engineer/Chemical Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team. The ideal candidate for this role will have 3-5 years of experience developing P&IDs and performing design calculations. Candidates with less experience will be considered subject to demonstration of high aptitude and relevant experience/capability. We strongly value a positive attitude, hard work, smarts, and commitment to see things through. With structured career development, the Saltworks team is here to support and work with you to expand your learning potential and career goals!

The Company:

Saltworks ( is an innovation-driven cleantech company located in Richmond, BC. We invent, design, and build advanced lithium recovery and desalination water treatment plants. Our customers are leading the way in sustainability with our technologies at the forefront. Our company is growing rapidly with high demand for our solutions. We have a number of confirmed projects, with more to come, and are looking for skilled professionals to expand our team!

Your main tasks will include:

  • Work within a highly capable team, and under the supervision and mentorship of industry specialists, to deliver engineering designs and plans for advanced desalination plants through all project phases (from pre-feasibility/concept to project implementation) in a collaborative environment. Specific tasks include (but not limited to):

  • Developing mathematical process models

  • Generating and maintaining PFDs, P&IDs, and mass balances throughout project phases

  • Equipment sizing and specification

  • Development of control philosophies

  • Participation in Process Hazard Analysis/HAZOPs

  • Development of commissioning plans

  • Occasional hands-on work including commissioning, operating and troubleshooting water treatment assets during commissioning at our facility or customer sites. We will train and support you in this regard.

  • Advance pilot testing and innovations from concepts to reality by unpacking customer or system requirements, generating test plans for pilot scale or innovative systems, and executing those test plans with support from industry specialists.

  • Analyze and report operational and performance data, including interpretation and recommendations.

  • Contribute to innovation and technology development at Saltworks, if this area is of interest.

You will be a great fit if you have:

  • Relevant degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering with process design experience.

  • Minimum 3 years post-graduation experience completing process or chemical engineering in an industrial setting (design, testing, operations).

  • Experience developing P&IDs using AutoCAD P&ID or similar preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Hands-on tooling and troubleshooting skills are a bonus.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, maintain high quality of work, attention to detail, and quickly learn new skills.

  • Positive attitude, can-do approach, and willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in as required.

Why join Saltworks?

We have an outstanding team who are passionate about innovation and solving key environmental challenges facing our planet.

Join a team pioneering the future of water! Some of our customers include:

  • World premier electric vehicle maker

  • World’s leading computer chip maker

  • World’s largest provider of agriculture inputs

  • Major global tire manufacturer

  • Top producers of lithium-ion battery inputs

We offer:

  • A collaborative and rewarding work environment

  • A diverse and inclusive team that has been key to our success

  • A competitive compensation package, including benefits

  • A culture that supports safety, innovation, learning, and teamwork

  • Fun social activities and company events

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a part of a globally recognized team, please submit your resume (cover letters are not required).

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.

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