Senior Developer - Flue Gas Treatment Technology

  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Zürich, Schweiz
  • Senior, very experienced
  • Manager First Level
  • Engineer
  • Research, development, teaching

About us

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global market leader in energy from waste (EfW) and renewable gas. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor and project developer, delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. HZI’s Service Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to support our clients throughout the entire life cycle of their plant.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop FGT Roadmaps in collaboration with sales and the business, create projects and execute them
  • Lead R&D projects in Flue Gas Treatment (FGT) Technology as main contributor or in small teams; ensure that the goals are achieved in financial, technical, scheduling and qualitative terms
  • Plan and execute theoretical investigations as well as practical tests and experiments (typically on large-scale plants) – ideally combine modelling and experimental validation
  • Develop and coordinate design documents, programs, tools and technical manuals
  • Design, program and commission dedicated control logics for FGT technologies in Energy from Waste plants
  • Carry out technology evaluation and feasibility-related studies
  • Systematically acquire knowledge, elaborate correlations by data analysis
  • Participate in the definition and implementation of the R&D product and development strategy
  • Travel activity 5 - 10%

Your experiences

  • Engineering degree (MSc or dissertation in process or chemical engineering)
  • At least 10 years experience as senior engineer with sorbent-based flue gas treatment, preferably lime based solutions
  • Thorough understanding of fluid mechanics and process design, ability to specify and supervise (not necessarily perform) CFD calculations from third parties and translate them to clear design recommendations
  • In-depth knowledge of heterogeneous non-catalytic reaction technology and mass transfer
  • Conceptually and analytically strong with flair for data analysis
  • Programming, simulation and control experience is a big plus (Matlab/Simulink, Aspen, Python, Siemens PLC platforms)
  • Experience in defining solutions as well as site experience (troubleshooting, optimizations)
  • Experience in design optimization, constructability and technology-led cost reduction approaches
  • Very good command of English. German and other languages is a big plus (testing on international sites)
  • Structured approach, work independently, ability to learn things quickly
  • Doer with very good communication skills and presentation technique, who makes and implements decisions and interacts at all levels (senior management to technicians)

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.
  • HR Business Partner
  • Chantal Wörner
  • +41 44 277 12 55