Chemical Engineer to support Refinery clients mainly in Europe region

Haldor Topsoe is an international company in rapid development. Headquarters are based in Denmark, but the vast majority of our highly specialized catalysts and products are sold to industrial plants throughout the world. We now offer a position as Senior Technical Sales & Service Engineer in our Technical Sales & Service Group responsible mainly for the European region, where we support the sale of catalysts and technologies that can help our clients in producing environmentally friendly fuels to lower the impact on the environment from the utilization of hydrocarbon based fuels.

As a Senior Technical Sales & Service Engineer you will be involved in the technical part of the catalyst sales process preparing technical proposals for our clients’ hydroprocessing units, and helping analyze the performance of these industrial plants and do the associated reporting. You may participate in internal projects to improve our calculation tools and be part of project teams designing and revamping hydrotreaters, especially with the target of enabling processing of renewable (non-fossil) feeds. You will be part of a multicultural team that also provides specialized technical services on-site at our refinery clients’ premises with focus on their hydroprocessing units. You will be in a continuous dialogue with refineries to provide solutions and required support to their hydroprocessing needs, which includes client visits with account managers. You may also participate as speaker in seminars, external training courses and webinars. 

We focus on continuous learning and development of our employees. You will therefore be offered extensive on-the-job training depending on your level of experience. You will participate in relevant courses to promote your development as well as close collaboration with more experienced colleagues. Frequent travels will give you the opportunity to explore diverse cultures and develop cross-cultural understanding and cooperation skills. You will join a team where you will utilize or develop process experience and gain knowledge about our catalysts enabling you to support our clients. 

Your responsibilities

  • Prepare technical proposals and reports for clients in close cooperation with Account Managers
  • Advise clients on optimizing their operation and use of catalysts 
  • Support our Account Managers in technical meetings
  • Supervise catalyst loading and unit start-up at refineries worldwide 
  • Create effective cooperation across cultural and educational boundaries
  • Travel between 40 and 80 days per year on technical service trips with a duration of typically one to two weeks or 1-2 days client visits along with the Account Manager.


  • have a flexible and solution-oriented way of approaching people and tasks
  • demonstrate initiative as well as technical flair
  • are committed to your work, strive to make a difference and take ownership of own tasks
  • actively seek to strengthen your own knowledge related to the business
  • have excellent communication and teamwork skills and thrive in cross-cultural contexts
  • have flair for troubleshooting 
  • highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • good proficiency in Microsoft Office tools with special emphasis on Excel  

You have a degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or similar. Preferably you have 2-5 years process experience from the refining industry within Hydroprocessing or other relevant experience, but this is not a requirement. The challenges we offer will match your level of experience. The expected start date is September 1, 2021. 

Further information
Please contact Senior Technical Sales & Service Engineer, Ignacio Costa, mobile: +45 4196 4519 or Global Technical Service Director, Clean Fuels, Maria Mitina, mobile: +45 2275 4656 if you want to know more about the position.

Application deadline
July 9, 2021

Haldor Topsoe is the world leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries. Based on cutting-edge research and development, we help our clients achieve optimal performance in all phases from design to daily operations – in the most responsible way. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves clients across the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ more than 2,300 employees.