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Role description - Production Engineer/Bioprocess Operator


Bioprocess Engineer/Project Engineer

Join the HydGene Renewables Engineering Team! 

HydGene Renewables Pty Ltd is a deep tech start-up revolutionising the production of green hydrogen. Utilising a bio-engineered biocatalyst platform, we convert waste biomass into hydrogen, offering a sustainable and efficient alternative to traditional hydrogen production methods. Founded in 2020 and spun out of Macquarie University by Dr. Louise Brown (CEO), Prof. Robert Willows (CSO), and Dr. Kerstin Petroll (CTO), HydGene is at the forefront of climate tech innovation. 

The Role

As a Bioprocess Engineer / Project Engineer at HydGene, you will be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability. You will play a vital role in building Australia’s first biohydrogen plants as well as developing HydGene’s biomanufacturing facility. You will work closely with our engineering team, and collaborate with other scientists to drive our mission forward. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Conduct engineering design for various projects, including engineering documentation such as PFDs, PIDs, site layouts, and project documentation such as budgets and timelines.

  • Prepare site/s to receive process equipment, coordinating civil works, utility connections, and regulatory approvals.

  • Work with suppliers and contractors to install and commission equipment.

  • Handover commissioned equipment to relevant stakeholders e.g., operators or scientists, by providing relevant SOPs, training, and ongoing engineering support. 

What We Are Looking For 

  • Relevant engineering degree (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or related fields). 

  • Experience as a Project Engineer (taking engineering projects, including pilot projects, from design to commissioning) AND/OR experience as a Bioprocess Engineer (processing biomass feedstocks, working with bioreactors, downstream processing of bioreactor process fluids).  

  • Automation and controls experience is a plus. 

  • A strong commitment to process safety to protect yourself and others from harm. 

  • Desirable: drivers license and ability to travel.

About You

You are a highly collaborative individual who efficiently utilises time and resources to accomplish tasks. You thrive in an innovative, fast-paced, and rapidly changing environment. You consistently demonstrate a strong sense of integrity and strive for excellence in your work and conduct. You actively support workplace diversity and have a passion for tackling climate-related challenges that bring about significant impacts. Your enthusiasm and dedication to contribute to the company's growth and mission make you stand out. 


Why Join Us?

HydGene Renewables is pioneering green hydrogen production through innovative process design and synthetic biology approaches. Our technology provides on-site and on-demand hydrogen, offering enhanced safety and significant cost savings by eliminating storage and transport expenses. We produce >99.9% pure hydrogen for various applications, including electricity generation and chemical manufacturing. At HydGene, we are passionate about our business and believe in building a strong culture that promotes diversity and empowers our team members to contribute to the company's growth and culture.

How To Apply

If you are a dynamic and hands-on engineer or tradesperson passionate about operating and optimising bioprocess equipment in a fast-growing startup, we encourage you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.

Please submit both your resume and cover letter with a summary of your relevant experience to 

Applications close: 5pm (AEST) Friday 12th July 2024

This role is a full-time position with an immediate start date. While it is initially a fixed-term role, there is potential for it to become permanent based on performance and company needs. HydGene Renewables is an equal opportunity employer.  

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