Interested in joining our growing team?

Spero Renewables is a clean technology company making plant-based substitutes to products made today from petroleum. Spero utilizes its proprietary technology to unlock the resources of readily available biomass for making natural and environmentally friendly products . The company culture focuses on autonomy, minimal bureaucracy, and offers advancement and growth for contributing team members. The R&D site is located in a highly desirable technology corridor adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara.

Available positions

Process Development Engineer

Spero Renewables LLC, Goleta, CA 93117

Spero Renewables seeks a chemical engineering professional to join our dynamic team in the area of process scaleup and commercialization. The successful candidate will take on a leadership role to further develop Spero’s advanced lab-scale technologies and advance the technology through piloting to commercial implementation.

As a Process Development Engineer, job responsibilities and experience include the following:

Minimum requirements:

  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years engineering experience in the area of biomass processing
  • Experienced in catalytic processes and catalyst development
  • Ready to plan and conduct lab scale experiments to optimize process
  • Hands-on experience in the details of conceptual process design and process scale-up from laboratory to commercial demonstration.
  • Must be skilled in development of professional quality PFD's, P&ID's, HMB's, and in detailed specification of process equipment.
  • Experience with process hazard analyses (PHA, HAZOP)
  • Maintain quality, schedules and budgets of third-party engineering and fabrication of modular process systems
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative work style

Experience in the following areas a plus:

  • Experience in biomass valorization and products separations/purification
  • FEL project management process
  • Experience in the procurement and contracting process for Engineering and Construction Services
  • Manage acceptance of 3rd party fabricated process modules
  • Development of commissioning plan

Please submit resume and cover letter to: