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1.5. Senior Chemical Engineer

Phoenix Tailings

Phoenix Tailings

Other Engineering
Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2023
About Phoenix Tailings
Phoenix Tailings is a rapidly growing clean mining and metals production startup dedicated to sustainable and economic critical metals production. Our mission is to be the world's first fully clean mining and metals production company, producing the resources needed for the next generation of our economy.
Why Phoenix Tailings
At Phoenix, we believe that nothing great is ever accomplished alone or without the passion of people who push and motivate one another. If you are someone who shares our relentless pursuit of a better future, passion for innovation, and are excited about working with some of the top innovators in the world, then this is the place for you.
Our Values:
You are only crazy if you are wrong
It’s ok to be wrong
Lead with Compassion
Be Resourceful
Who We Are Looking For:
Phoenix Tailings is seeking a Senior Chemical Engineer who is looking for a career where they can make a significant impact on the world. We encourage applications from individuals who are passionate about sustainability, innovation, and have a proven track record of designing mechanical systems for high-temperature and complex processes.
The successful candidate will be a leader, a team player, and a mentor, bringing expertise and positive influence to our diverse and talented team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development, and optimization of innovative chemical processes for critical metals production systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize and improve process technology, ensuring resource efficiency and environmental sustainability.
  • Create and update detailed chemical designs, equipment layouts, and technical drawings using cutting-edge 3D modeling software and CAD tools.
  • Conduct comprehensive technical reviews, identify and resolve issues, and prioritize safety, reliability, and cost-effectiveness in designs and systems.
  • Manage project timelines and budgets, communicate progress and results effectively, and stay informed about industry trends and state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Work closely with procurement and supply chain teams to source sustainable materials, components, and equipment for chemical processes.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers on the team, fostering an environment of learning, growth, and empowerment.
  • As a Senior Chemical Engineer at Phoenix Tailings, you will be at the forefront of driving the design and development of sustainable and advanced chemical processes for critical metals production. Your expertise and dedication will play a vital role in ensuring safe, reliable, and cost-effective solutions that positively impact both the environment and society.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in chemical process design and engineering.
  • Proven experience in designing complex chemical systems, with a particular focus on liquid-to-liquid separations.
  • Proficiency in using 3D modeling software and CAD tools for advanced design and layout.
  • Strong project management skills, ensuring successful delivery of projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, empowering effective teamwork and knowledge sharing

We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreats, and celebrations.
  • Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
  • Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.
At Phoenix Tailings, we have an open culture that values learning, and we are looking to grow the team with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of sustainable mining.
Phoenix Tailings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at all levels. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other applicable protected characteristics, and these characteristics will not be a factor for consideration of any work-related decisions (including but not limited to hiring, firing, compensation, and discipline).