Process Design Engineering Fellow
Regen Organics is an industry leader in regenerating agriculture, cities and communities. We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manufacture regenerative insect feed for animals, various organic fertilizers and ecofuels for use in fast growing emerging markets. Our technologies and professional logistics network are developed in-house to safely collect and transport residual organics generated in cities and their environs for upcycling into various regenerative products. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
Operational since 2011, Regen Organics collects and treats over 50,000T of residual organics per year, and successfully sells its agri-inputs to farmers in over 40 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. To date, nearly 6,000 farms have adopted regenerative farming. Our work is also pioneering climate action in Africa - we offset nearly 50,000T of carbon per year and we have big expansion plans to scale this impact. Our goal is to expand across Africa and Asia, safely processing 1,000,000T a year of waste and more than 1,000,000T of carbon emissions offsets per year in the next decade.
For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, by Earthshot Prize as a Finalist building a waste free world, and by the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.
Regen Organics is looking for a Process Design Engineering Fellow who will work under a Mechanical Engineer and will be responsible for applying engineering principles and techniques to optimize the production processes in the manufacturing environment to meet organisational objectives.
Perform hydraulic calculations to determine line sizes, pump specifications, and control valve sizing.
Perform heat transfer calculations to determine heat exchanger duty requirements and sizing.
Develop piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) for different processing units, including details such as line sizes, control valves, isolation valves and control logic.
Participate in and lead a P & ID review session.
Participate in Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies.
Create close-out reports for P&ID review sessions and HAZOP sessions.
Contribute to reviews of vendor documentation and other discipline documents.
Develop linelists and set hydrotest boundary limits.
Create operating guidelines and start-up/commissioning procedures.
Interact with other disciplines and vendors to ensure design accuracy.
Lead Equipment installation, commissioning, operator training and handover.
Audit site operations to ensure equipment work instructions have been fully adopted
An Engineering degree in either Process/Chemical/Mechanicaln or Civil.
Good understanding of chemical engineering concepts specifically fluid dynamics and heat transfer models
Experience developing or contributing to control philosophies and operating guidelines
Experience developing or contributing to the sizing of processing equipment such as pumps, blowers, heat exchangers, piping systems, and control valves
Detail-oriented with demonstrated capability to analyze processing systems efficiently and rapidly
Ability to look beyond the most obvious solution to provide engineering designs that are safe, practical, reliable, and cost effective
A learning mindset and interest in taking on board constructive feedback from senior engineers in order to develop their process engineering expertise while delivering solutions that meet design requirements and stakeholder expectations
A proactive attitude, with a willingness to get involved and learn by doing
Ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written form
Regen Organics/FreshLife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.