Senior Process Development Engineer


Hydrova is forging a new industry standard in clean energy and industrial waste processing. Hydrova’s solution is a novel chemical process that repurposes industrial waste while producing green hydrogen. We are looking for an engineer to help design and construct a scaled-up chemical process system including a prototype reactor. If you are looking for an opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a startup developing cutting-edge technology, Hydrova is for you. Join this energetic, mission-driven startup to become an integral part of the team and help commercialize a technology that will transform heavy industry. Hydrova seeks a chemical engineering professional to join our core team and spearhead process commercialization. The successful candidate will work directly with the CTO to help design, assemble, and install Hydrova’s first-of-a-kind chemical process demonstration prototype, then transition to demonstration prototype testing and operation.


  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the waste treatment, petrochemical, chemical, industrial gas, metallurgical, pulp and paper, or related industry
  • Relevant experience in chemical process design, optimization, and scale up
  • Relevant experience with process control for batch and continuous processes
  • Well versed in typical chemical process engineering deliverables, i.e., process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams, heat and mass balances, datasheets and specifications
  • Relevant experience maintaining schedules and budgets of third-party engineering firms
  • Experience working in a startup environment (a plus/preferred)
  • Experience with process hazard analyses (PHA, HAZOP, LOPA) (a plus/preferred)
  • Experience with interpretation and application of Codes and Standards such as ASME, ISA and NFPA (a plus/preferred)
  • Professional Engineer Certification (a plus/preferred)

Personal Characteristics:

  • Dedicated to safety
  • Internally motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Able to transition between working closely with a small team and self-directing
  • Organized and effective task management
  • Data-driven and effective decision maker
  • Innovative and flexible
  • Thrives in an ever-changing environment


Hydrova is an MIT-funded cleantech startup based in San Diego, CA developing an innovative technology that repurposes industrial waste while producing green hydrogen. Founded by Mechanical Engineering, Management, and Physics graduates from MIT and Georgetown, Hydrova was established in early 2020 with the mission of fighting climate change by using low-cost green hydrogen to decarbonize heavy industry. The Hydrova team has developed a patent-pending process that has been proven in lab, has generated commercial interest, and is now working to scale up its technology.

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