Gasoline Clean Fuels Technology Engineer (F/M)
Axens group provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates, the chemical recycling of plastics, all natural gas treatment and conversion options along with water treatment and carbon capture. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is also specialized in Carbon Capture. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit life cycle. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services. Axens combines the friendliness of a company on a human scale and the influence of a multinational environment whose customers are spread over more than 85 countries. Axens is an IFP Group company. CONTEXT: The mission of our Business Division (BD), Technology and Technical Support (T&TS), is to propose to our clients sustainable solutions, which are also efficient in terms of technologies / process, catalysts / adsorbents and services for the whole Axens’ domains (Oil & Biomass Hydroprocessing & conversion, Petrochemicals production & purification, Gas and Water Treatment, CO2 capture). T&TS Business Division is responsible for the performance achieved in Axens’ clients units and for maintaining the competitiveness of our offer in a very competitive market and during the energy transition period. Technologist position is at the crossroads of Axens core jobs, mixing technical support to sales, partnership of the performance of our Clients and piloting R&D actions to ensure our long-term competitiveness. Within this Business Division, the Gasoline Product Lines covers associated technologies and products relating to the e Clean Fuels market segment. It is composed of a team of highly qualified engineers whose missions are: - Preparation and defense of technical offers (technologies and catalysts) in response to calls for tenders for new installations or for product replacements - Technical support to customers in terms of monitoring and technical assistance of units in operation. - Adaptation and development of the Axens offer, for which they are the guarantors of know-how and knowledge. We are looking for a Technology Engineer, who will work on these various missions in close collaboration with our Commercial Business Division (Global Market Manager concerned and Regional Sales Managers), as well as with the other Axens entities (Project Operation BD, Industrial Operation BD, Legal Department, etc.). ). He/She will be placed under the responsibility of the Clean Fuels Group Manager. Its area of intervention will mainly concern technologies and catalysts relating to the areas of the respected product line. Your assignment will involve short-term overseas travel. MAIN ACTIVITIES: Within the Gasoline Clean Fuels group, the Technology Engineer will be in charge of: - Preparing technical proposals in response to tenders for product line technologies and catalysts. As such, he/she determines the performance, quantity of catalysts, operating conditions and cycle time of our products or units. He/She can carry out the preliminary sizing of the equipment and calculate the investment and operating costs. - Technically supporting the Regional Sales Managers for the preparation and defense of these offers with customers - Participating in the updates or development of marketing documents associated with the technologies of the Product Line and promoting the technologies and catalysts for which he/she is responsible through marketing actions: publications, presentations at conferences and seminars. - Monitoring a portfolio of units over time and maintaining regular technical relations with customers (performance review, in particular thanks to the digital platform developed by Axens to support its customers, technical visits on site, troubleshooting, etc.). - Carrying out “spot” field missions (a few days to a few weeks) at customers: performance tests of new units, replacement and activation of catalysts, catalyst performance tests, troubleshooting, etc. - Participating in the collection, synthesis and use of data relating to the units for which he/she is responsible for monitoring in order to capitalize on Axens know-how and identify areas for improving technologies and products. - Maintaining technical expertise in conjunction with experts in the field and contributing to the development of the Product Line offer by proposing improvements. KNOWLEDGE AND LEVEL REQUIRED: Engineer in chemistry, chemical Process engineering or generalist preferably having good basis in process and / or catalysis, with a first significant experience, either in basic engineering design, or of operation of industrial units, or in the field of refining catalysts and/or petrochemicals. Knowledge of relevant processes is a plus. Skills in design and sizing of standard equipment on simulation software (ProII, Hysys, etc.) is a plus. Fluent English is essential for this position. RELATED SKILLS: - Very good public relations skills as well as strength of conviction, in particular when providing commercial support. - Self-discipline, pragmatism and analytical mind are required for the development of technical proposal and technical assistance tasks. - Excellent communication skills, written and oral. - Good team player with strong listening skills, in order to exchange with all your stakeholders. - Autonomy will be required very soon due to the small size of the team. - Availability to travel abroad for short periods.