Senior Process Development Engineer
For the next-generation clean chemical production platform
Amsterdam / Groningen


  • Responsible for developing and optimising equipment, technological processes and products, from pilot scale towards demonstration plant and commercial production unit
  • Supporting the implementation, optimisation, cost reduction and migration of new and existing processes and products at Photanol’s locations and third parties
  • Building and maintaining relevant development and implementation expertise in the field of cultivating photosynthetic aqueous organisms and making this knowledge available and applicable
  • Interpreting of production runs and optimising factory scale trials and pre-launch product manufacturing
  • Troubleshooting and translating problems back to lab-scale trials and knowledge base
  • Functioning as a liaison between and expert to the Pilot, Demo and Process Design Teams
  • Reporting to the Research, Development and Technology Director.


  • Academic level in Chemical Engineering, Process Technology or equivalent
  • Relevant experience with engineering and technology of industrial (downstream) processes, from pilot plant towards full scale manufacturing
  • Expert practical knowledge of fluid dynamics, preferably in the field of Algae production or in comparable manufacturing environments, like food, agriculture, chemicals, water and oil industries
  • Eye for cost reduction; knows where to source the right materials and equipment
  • Prepared to find a good balance between working from the locations in Amsterdam and Groningen
  • Fit with the culture and dynamics of an entrepreneurial and innovative company, with a dedicated team and many challenges
  • Personal skills: pro-active, results driven, creative in problem solving, setting priorities, pragmatic attitude, team-player and perseverance.

For more information, please contact Erik van Bommel (+31(0)317-468686 or +31(0)6-44897165) or apply with the Apply button.

Photanol selected DUPP for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.