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Experienced chemical engineer for hydroprocessing proposals


About us
Topsoe is a leading global provider of technology and solutions for the energy transition. We combat climate change by helping our customers and partners achieve their decarbonization and emission reduction goals. 

Based on decades of scientific research and innovation, we offer world-leading solutions for transforming renewable resources into fuels and chemicals for a sustainable world, and for efficient and low-carbon fuel production and clean air.

We were founded in 1940 and are headquartered in Denmark, with over 2,800 employees serving customers all around the globe. To learn more, visit 


Who we’re looking for
As part of the Clean Fuels segment within Proposals & Studies, we are looking for an experienced chemical engineer who can be the lead and execute technical proposal and studies, working in close collaboration with leading technology experts for delivering winning solutions to our customers in various hydroprocessing technologies. These include Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and/or Renewable Diesel (RD) production, plastic waste circularity, and the emerging e-fuels market.


The position is based in our headquarters located in beautiful Ravnholm, Denmark, with good public transport as well as great facilities for commuting by bicycle.


Your responsibilities would be:

  • Creating winning technical proposals (conceptual engineering level) in collaboration with all members of the sales team by development of optimal solutions & proposal execution based upon the information received from client
  • Providing critical inputs for proposal layout strategy by checking RFQs/ITBs
  • Executing complex technical proposals and revamp studies including process simulation, process flow diagrams (PFDs), heat & mass balances (H&MBs) and basic design of process equipment
  • Actively interacting with different disciplines to ensure smooth onboarding of new knowledge
  • Making decisions independently, advising and applying expertise to other units and areas
  • Coordinating across other engineering disciplines like catalyst, cost estimation, mechanical, etc. during various stages of proposals and studies
  • Coordinating with licensing manager to get inputs for the commercial quotations
  • Participating in technical & commercial clarifications, answering client's questions and comments, revising of proposal documentation. Driving knowledge-sharing and lessons learnt
  • Contributing to optimization and automation of workflows
  • Mentoring other team members.

What you’ll bring
You will bring a sound knowledge of hydroprocessing technologies and business processes along with good track record of executing proposals, studies and/or projects. You have personal drive, energy and a self-motivated character, since these are key elements to the success in the role. You will use your networking skills to quickly be able to navigate our organization as you align the proposal strategy with internal stakeholders, and you naturally relate to customers’ needs. With the experience you bring to the table, you can challenge our designs and make sure that we are always offering the optimal solution to our clients. 


The desired qualifications and experience for the role are:

  • Chemical engineer with minimum 5 years of experience in process design
  • Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience with simulation software such as PRO/II, HYSYS, UNISIM or similar, developing process flow diagrams. Experience in hydroprocessing technologies is desired
  • Hands-on experience in process equipment design
  • Candidate must have good interpersonal and communication skills, with good commercial awareness.
  • Strong collaboration and networking skills
  • Working with Licensors and having experience in preparing Proposal and/or Basic Engineering Packages will be an added advantage 
  • Experience from operation/start-up of these units including catalyst considerations and conceptual design will be an added advantage 
  • Knowledge of engineering design software such as HTRI, separation process design and similar will be an added advantage.


Why join us
In a techno-commercial role you will be exposed to both technology design as well as commercial insights. We have customers all around the globe which provides a great variation in the strategy for each task.


Topsoe has a high focus on employee development. This is supporting our company’s targets for growth as well as ensuring high engagement and a sense of purpose for all employees. In Proposals & Studies, you will be part of a very cohesive and supportive team and the working atmosphere in Topsoe is very focused on collaboration towards a common goal. 


The Topsoe Spirit - our values
We strive every day for Topsoe to be a great place to work – We rigorously seek to gain the trust and respect of others and embrace the opportunity to develop ourselves in a community of great colleagues. We have a strong focus on work/life balance, including flexible working arrangements.

We create sustainable solutions that make a difference to the world – We enable clean, efficient processes that minimize the impact on the environment and climate for the benefit of humanity.

We place our passion for science at the heart of our business – We have the ability, privilege and the obligation to use our scientific expertise as the foundation for our business in order to create a better world.

We go the extra mile to create lasting value for our customers – We listen to our customers’ needs in order to deliver the best suited solution for the future as well as for the present. And we are persistent in the pursuit of success.

How you can apply
Reach out to Group Manager Facundo Sala at if you want to know more about the position. 

If you would like to be part of a team of skilled and professional colleagues in an informal organization, please submit your resume and cover letter in English through our website


There is no need to fill out information in the system that is already mentioned in your resume or cover letter.


Application deadline

June 28th, 2024. 


Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis and we are looking forward to seeing your application as soon as possible. 

Application deadline
Jun 21, 2024

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