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Senior / Principle Chemical Process Plant Design Engineer, London UK



Other Engineering, Design
London, UK
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Company Profile

Thermulon is an impact driven team of entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers developing a high-performance, fire-safe insulation material, aerogels. Aerogels are the most insulating materials known to science and we believe they’ll be at the centre of the green transition which is taking place today. At its heart – Thermulon is a process engineering company developing and scaling new chemical methodology to make aerogel powders in a more efficient manner, reducing their price.

Our 3 year vision is to successfully scale Thermulon’s innovative chemical process to produce highly insulating aerogels at a commercial scale.

Our Values

Thermulon strives to develop the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to learn cutting-edge laboratory techniques in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.

Our values, we know that living our values helps us achieve our mission and makes Thermulon a great place to work. When we see values we celebrate them and we are not afraid to call it out when we need to see change.

  • Impact – we know if we achieve our vision we will make the world a better place, this impact excites and drives us every day.
  • Collaboration – we love what we do, we are all experts and we rely on each other for skills and experience. We pull together as a team, we are self aware and don’t always need to ask for help because we can see when those around us need some support and we lean in to that. We care about spending time with our friends and family and work in a time efficient manner accordingly.
  • Growth - we are scientists and we are innovating so we are always learning. We are inquisitive. We actively seek opportunities to learn from each other, teach each other and lean into learning outside of Thermulon. We value self-awareness and the desire to learn from each other as we all grow in our careers.
  • Fast pace – we can have a huge impact when we collaborate and grow together, bringing this all together means we move at a pace. We are decisive and urgent.

The role

Currently based in offices in London, but with the possibility of relocating to a future demo-plant site within 1-2 years time; we are seeking an experienced and ambitious process engineer with the ability to help us design our first chemical process pilot-line (100kg/day scale). You will work closely with Thermulon’s technical team (CTO & Senior Process Development Engineer) on the design, specification, construction and startup of a first-of-a-kind continuous aerogel manufacturing line, and will grow with Thermulon as we move to increasingly larger scales of production.


  • Plant design - specification of continuous chemical process equipment at pilot scale, development of P&IDs for equipment and plant integration, design of PID control systems
  • Plant commissioning - delivery of detailed commissioning plans, leading commissioning and startup of plant, working with Thermulon engineers on operation and optimization of plant
  • Project Development - experience in all stages of plant / project development: FEED, detailed engineering (EPC)
  • Management of vendors for major and ancillary process equipment
  • Communication and cooperation with company management and process development team to deliver on technical vision