Lead Process Engineer - Singapore

Long-term contract
Localisation Singapore, Singapore
Posted on 06-24-2024

Veolia Asia

Veolia is committed to ecological transformation and reconciling human progress and environmental protection in Asia.

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Company Description

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (VWTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment, and reuse. We design and supply a range of water systems, from food and beverage applications to municipal water, to microelectronics UPW and heavy industrial wastewater treatment. We serve more than 50,000 customers worldwide and treat more than 11 million cubic meters of water every day. We simply aim to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation across the world. At VWTS, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We are an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We offer challenging and meaningful careers, with competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.

Job Description

Summary of the Job:

We are seeking a Leader in the role of senior process engineer to join our team of experts with an overall combined experience of over 450 years among 17 experts working for Director of Global Process Engineering group. This role will work closely with Technical Director – Global Microelectronics, within the Global Process Engineering Group to successfully implement business and group objectives. The successful candidate possesses strong leadership skills, motivates and guides regional process engineers, supports development of new products and solutions, provides design guidance and technical trainings, and shares experiences as Subject Matter Expert (SME) with process engineers and other multifunctional teams globally.

Key Characteristics:

  • Leader: Execute strategic solutions, execute plans, strengthen team.

  • Motivator/Mentor: Provide technical guidance & motivate regional process engineers, leads technical strategy to ensure optimum solutions meeting our external and Internal customer needs. Mentors next generation talent

  • Accountable: Responsible to deliver solutions and achieve targets

  • Collaborate, Guide & Drive:  Discussions with multifunctional groups to agree on path forward.

  • Technical Expertise in water & wastewater chemistry, applications, and competitive land scape for the Microelectronics market segment.

  • Innovative: Supports development of new products and solutions for the Microelectronics market segment that strengthen our competitiveness in the market and create added value for our customers

Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Establish and guide relationships with regional process leaders, process engineers and sales for alignment and smooth execution of projects, achieving annual targets.

  • Lead discussions with regional process engineers and other team members to drive mutual consensus on clear strategy & path forward for an optimum solution meeting customer need.

  • Lead to deliver technoeconomic modeling for selection of an optimum system. 

  • Drive initial process reviews with regional process teams for alignment and leading discussion during final review with Director – GPE team as SME. 

  • Document the process reviews with observations, clear action items and path to solution. 

  • Develop new /update existing process design guidelines and provide trainings. 

  • Share experiences on important technical topics, Pilot/Plant operating data, new competitive technologies with recommendations from GPE platform.

  • Play a key role in technical discussions as SME with the Technical Director Global Microelectronics and the Director - GPE on projects along with other SME to advise on technical issues under review.

  • Given the complex nature of the treatment flowsheets for the Microelectronics market segment, the ability to act as system integrator and clearly identify the impacts that any given unit process will have on upstream/downstream unit processes is key.

  • Lead efforts on complex integrated project to recommend creative strategy around performance tests and mitigation plans against business exposure. 

  • Develop & maintain operating data base from operating plants to make decision based on experiences from operating plants mitigating business risks & exposure.

  • Evaluate system operation under both design and upset conditions, identify potential points of failure, participate in detailed hazard reviews (HAZOPs) and troubleshooting.

  • Deliver expert advice on treatability studies, optimized design options for new projects and for new technologies available in competitive landscape.

  • Lead pilot test plan discussions with extended teams and review/approve operating changes.

  • Analyze & review pilot data and approve technical results / recommendations on pilot reports.

  • Participate in technical meetings with customers supporting Commercial Engineering / Sales to ensure optimum technical solution meeting customer needs.

  • Guide technical peer risk reviews through recommendations on design optimizations in value engineering efforts. 

  • Deliver expert opinions / recommendations to project execution team during commissioning, performance tests, data analysis and participate in operator trainings.

  • Lead collaborative efforts among following multifunctional groups but not limited to Technology, Products, MicroE Incubation Team, CMS and Commercial Engineering for technical alignment.

  • Support collaborative efforts among following multifunctional groups but not limited to Technology, Products, MicroE Incubation Team to develop new products and solutions for the Microelectronics Market segment.

  • Present Veolia’s products and solutions at international conferences for the Microelectronics market segment.


Hard Skills:

  • Technical expertise, deep understanding of competitive landscape for technology and products in the Microelectronics market segment

  • Strong business acumen, able understand customer needs to propose optimum solutions which create added value to the customer

  • Expertise in 3rd Party / vendor competitive technologies, software for simulations, its limitations to assess performance pros / cons

  • Ability to consider multiple unit operations and integrate them into a complete complex process flowsheet

Soft Skills: 

  • Responsible & time management

  • Solidarity, respect, collaboration & inclusiveness

  • Clear, concise communication and presentation skills

  • Innovation & inspiration

  • Customer focus, clear thinker with problem solving attitude

  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Strong focus on the aspect of sustainability for new solutions

Education & Experience Required:

  • B.S. in Chemical, Process Engineering, or other equivalent technical discipline. 

  • Masters in Chemical, Process Engineering, or other equivalent technical discipline.

  • Minimum of 15 years engineering experience in the water and wastewater reuse industry out of which a minimum of 10 years’ experience reflect dedicated expertise, with in depth chemistry knowledge, understanding in designing operations and troubleshooting of complex integrated flowsheet solutions of which 5 years’ experience reflect dedicated expertise in ultrapure water, wastewater and recycling water treatment for the Microelectronics Industry.

  • Familiarity with projection software/tools for process design such as WinFlows, WAVE, GasCAD (Liqui-Cel GTM), EDI, TOC-UV removal along with strong Excel and/or Google Sheets proficiency

  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)


  • PhD degree, ability to work scientifically on innovative products, concepts, and solutions

Additional Information

Working Conditions 

  • Working from a regional office or from home office, depending on the location.

  • Willing to travel internationally and regionally up to 15-30%

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.