Chemical Engineer


Chemical Engineer

Thomas Thor
  • France


Do you want to contribute to the development of a new energy technology that can safely turn nuclear waste into emission-free energy? Are you excited about working in a hands-on deep tech start-up team that aims to make a huge impact? Do you like complex challenges? Then, this might be just the company you are looking for!

We are looking for an experienced Chemical Engineer to join an innovative and international team.

Our client is a developer of nuclear power solutions. The company designs and creates frontier technology for Molten Salt Reactors (MSR). There are currently 18 professional experts in Amsterdam and an office is being opened in Lyon, France. The primary location of the role will be in the new office in Lyon.


As a Chemical Engineer you have an essential role in the molten salt technology development. With the chemical engineering team, you ensure the salts and reactor material are up for the task: creating energy for 5-10 years under extreme conditions (temperature, corrosion, irradiation). You will work closely together with other disciplines (engineering, thermal hydraulics and reactor physics) and with external partners on simulations and experiments.

• Accelerate selection, testing and qualification of our salt mix and/or reactor materials
• Conduct computational thermochemical analysis (FactSageTM or similar software for CALPHAD modelling).
• Develop test requirements and plans for testing unique phenomena in a high-temperature molten salt environment including pilots, material testing and radiation experiments
• Assist the development of test facilities, and interpret and analyse (chemical) data and results and create technical reports for our reactor design and certification
• Present designs and analysis results for design reviews
• Lead and initiate collaboration projects with other companies, universities and research centers
• Interface with subcontractors and partners
• Work on patent applications
• Develop presentations of engineering-related projects to team members and partners
• Work well together with a cross-functional multidisciplinary team to solve bottlenecks

Qualifications and Experience
• You have a Master’s degree in chemistry / chemical engineering, material science/engineering or a related technical discipline
• You have a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of chemical engineering, or have finished a PhD in that field. Experience with molten salts, high temperature fluids, actinide chemistry, nuclear fuel cycle operations, or corrosive fluid / metal interactions would be a strong plus
• You have experience with system and process engineering design and analysis software. Experience with engineering tools such as Aspen Plus and CATIA are a plus.
• You like working in a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists and have done so before
• You solve problems creatively and have strong analytical skills
• You are a fast and eager learner that is able to see the bigger picture in complex multidisciplinary projects
• You are an excellent communicator in English, both spoken and written
• You are a hands-on self-starter that likes to work in a multicultural and dynamic environment that is growing fast
• You are able to work on multiple designs and work streams concurrently
• You can be in Lyon 2 days a week and are willing to travel to Amsterdam, NL occasionally

Gintare Juozapaviciute


Category : Chemical Engineer
Posted : December 7, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 5 Months

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