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Honeywell R&D Engineer in Des Plaines, Illinois

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An excellent career opportunity is currently available for a Engineer/Scientist 2 in the Modeling Development group within UOP's Research and Development organization located in Des Plaines, IL. This position affords a unique and visible opportunity to develop reactor and process models which are critical to the development and support of new process technologies from their inception in R&D through the commercialization stage.

Position Responsibilities:

-Support development project teams with process modeling capability to maximize the value delivered to clients by Honeywell's UOP technology.

-Ensure that UOP process technology offerings are competitive both in capital and operating costs via kinetic process models.

-Utilize commercial simulation software and kinetic modeling techniques to establish the basis for process design and optimization.

-Develop conceptual process models and apply to reaction engineering and process optimization of new process technology.

-Support the scale-up of technology from Research & Development into Engineering production.

-Provide kinetic modeling capability for technologies in early stages of Development.

-Find solutions to technical problems, both individually and by supporting the efforts of diverse groups of technical experts.


-PhD in Chemical Engineering with 2 years experience in modeling, process simulation, process development or reaction engineering of refining, petrochemicals and /or gas processing applications.


-Knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals including fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer and reaction engineering.

-Knowledge of UOP technologies: Refining/Petrochemicals/Gas Processing applications.

-Excellent computer programming skills.

-Capability in process simulation, numerical methods, statistics, parameter estimation, and experimental design.

-Strong interpersonal skills and the capability to work effectively across multiple functional departments.

-Demonstrated ability to work independently with a strong focus on delivering results and identifying alternative solutions when challenges arise.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure all aspects of projects are clearly understood and well documented.

-Knowledge of Six-Sigma principles and their use in managing risk and uncertainty.

The ability to travel both domestic and internationally approximately 10% annually

Additional Information

  • Category:Engineering

  • Location:50 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60017-5016 USA

  • Exempt

  • Performance Materials and Tech

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.