Senior Process Engineer

Company Name:  Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212

Job Description: 

Senior Process Engineer – Hydrogen Infrastructure Group (H2I)


Mitsubishi Power Americas is a major power generation equipment and energy storage solutions provider for the energy industry. Our goal is to empower our customers to affordably and reliably combat climate change and advance human prosperity using our technologies. Our products include advanced class gas turbines, hydrogen gas turbines, lithium ion and flow battery technologies, digital solutions, and renewable energy project development including carbon capture and sequestration.  Mitsubishi Hydrogen Infrastructure Group is leading the future of global hydrogen and ammonia production, storage, and delivery, as well as other renewable technologies developments, via our HUB projects and other renewable project developments.

Now is the time to tap into hydrogen’s potential.  A zero-carbon fuel source and long-duration storage, hydrogen is essential to deep decarbonization. However, cost-effectively deploying hydrogen at scale remains a critical challenge. Mitsubishi Power is collaborating with energy experts to develop and deploy hydrogen infrastructure hubs across the Americas today.


Developing Hydrogen Infrastructure Technologies and Hubs

After having successfully entered into the project execution phase of the world’s largest energy storage project located in Delta, UT known as ACES (Advanced Clean Energy Storage), Mitsubishi’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Group is assessing, analyzing, and developing hydrogen infrastructure, technology and regional hydrogen hubs.  These projects develop large scale hydrogen production, storage, and energy infrastructure, including green and blue hydrogen and ammonia as stored energy, enabling renewable energy storage that shifts variable renewable energy over time.

We are seeking a Senior Process Engineer to lead the process design functions of our hydrogen infrastructure and project development team.  This includes process design, analysis, planning, FEED studies and integration of all forms of green and blue hydrogen and ammonia production, including water electrolysis, ATR hydrogen generation technologies, ammonia loop and ASU, and storage of these energy solutions.  This may also include integration with combustion and steam turbine auxiliary systems, process equipment, process control/instrumentation design integration and start-up support.  The designs must meet internal product requirements and specifications for Mitsubishi projects in the Americas and internationally.  Candidates should possess effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.  This position requires an individual who is a self-starter and can work with minimal supervision.  

Candidate must possess knowledge of process design in industrial facilities, such as power generation plants, process or chemical plants, oil & gas, or industrial air / gas facilities.  Candidates with working knowledge of combined cycle power plants is a plus. 


Experience with process modeling and simulation software (HYSYS, ASPEN, etc.) used in the process industry is required.   Candidate may develop simulations and heat and mass balances via software integrating the electrolysis process, ammonia loops, and cooling systems with hydrogen island equipment, ammonia ISBL and OSBL equipment, and combined and simple cycle power plants.

This position may also lead and supervise process design work and FEED studies with 3rd party engineering companies, EPCs, and consultants, as well as work with hydrogen industry experts, industry groups, codes and standard organizations and bodies, and other industry subject matter experts.  Candidate may be required to develop white papers, participate in conferences, and deliver presentations including presenting engineering design for projects, proposals, and studies. This position may also include development of engineering tools, best practices, test procedures and other engineering guidelines.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assess new and existing hydrogen technologies, develop technology readiness level (TRL) assessment reports for hydrogen and ammonia production and other renewable energy products and equipment
  • Develop high level heat and material balances, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and P&IDs
  • Develop high level process databases, data sheets for instrumentation and equipment
  • Develop and review process engineering calculations
  • Familiarity with fluid modeling and design software required
  • Size and review heat exchanger thermal ratings, control valve specification and selection, pump, tank, vessel,  and hydrogen compressor sizing
  • Develop summary reports, review and approve project design documentation, lead kick-off meetings, client review meetings, plant start-ups and performance test runs
  • Responsible for reviews and follow-up during the detailed engineering work cycle
  • Fosters Innovation, presents at conferences and trade shows, customer meetings and internal presentations.
  • Creates new or existing technology improvements, patents, new or improved work processes for better execution efficiency
  • May lead technical project teams


Education and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering required; MS preferred
  • 3-10 years relevant experience; ability to perform process analysis
  • Solid knowledge of Chemical Engineering Best Practices, Processes and Procedures
  • Working knowledge of hydrogen industry specifications, codes and standards including NFPA 2, ASME B31.12, and CGA 5.5, ISA, other

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with HAZOP, SIL reviews, constructability reviews, and project commissioning and startup procedures, etc
  • Expertise with process simulation, Smart Plant P&ID design tools,
  • Knowledge of hydrogen and other process fluid piping design, CO2 capture technology, autothermal reformer / SMR technology, flare systems, water treatment, fire and cooling systems, safety Systems analysis, heat exchanger design and thermal ratings
  • Ability to travel and lead field assignments
  • Ability to introduce new tools and knowledge, and train others
  • Ability to supervise and schedule the work effort of a project team


  • Adaptable, flexible, and able to work and thrive with sometimes ambiguous direction
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, able to collaborate in multidiscipline team environment
  • Dynamic, comfortable speaking to groups, possesses emerging leadership abilities
  • Desire to learn (not be taught)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence or persuade colleagues, management and clients on technical resolutions and new ideas
  • Takes initiative in making progressively harder decisions outside established procedures and with greater inherent risk


Computer Skills

  • Advanced MS Excel, VBA Programming, HYSYS, DCS knowledge a plus  
  • MS Office

Technical Knowledge

  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid dynamics
  • P&ID development,  Process Equipment Specification, engineering list development
  • Instrumentation and Process Control Knowledge

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh