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Senior Technical Service Engineer - 2022


Topsoe is an international company with headquarters based in Denmark. This position will be located at our U.S. office located on the southeast side of Houston in the Clear Lake City area.

As a Senior Technical Service Engineer you will be involved in the technical part of the catalyst sales process preparing technical proposals for our clients' hydroprocessing units, and analyzing 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 to improve internal technical guidelines for fossils applications. 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.

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
  • Create effective cooperation across cultural and educational boundaries
  • Travel between 25-30% of the time per year which includes on-site jobs and client visit with sales manager.


  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Prefer 3+ years process engineering experience from the refining industry within Hydroprocessing or other relevant experience.
  • Data analytic oriented
  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office tools with special emphasis on Excel
  • Positive and personable attitude.
  • 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
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.

Application deadline
Aug 26, 2022

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