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Licensing Engineer

Date: Jan 13, 2019

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 1583 

Grace is built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The successful candidate for this Process Engineer position will be involved in multiple activities as part of the Licensing Engineering and Manufacturing group. These could include Process Design Package development for new plants, engineering studies for existing licensees, new plant commissioning and startup, and development and implementation of Grace’s Automated Process Control system. Major responsibilities include: 


  • Assist in the development of Process Design Packages for new plants
    • Develop heat and material balances
    • Complete process equipment sizing calculations
    • Create process control instrumentation data sheets
    • Create process control logic diagrams
    • Create piping and instrument diagrams
  • Assist in new plant commissioning and startup
    • Create punch-list items of needed corrections
    • Perform process control logic checks

Required Skills

  • Assist in development and implementation of Grace’s Automated Process Control system
  • Problem solving; analytical thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with persons of various occupational backgrounds, including operations, maintenance, engineering, marketing, and management.
  • Innovative
  • Ability to complete projects with tight deadlines

Required Experience

  • BS engineering (preferably Chemical Engineering)
  • 5+ years of experience in UNIPOL® PP licensing or licensing of similar technology
  • Experience in the petrochemical industry
  • Project and cost control experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Polyolefin experience is a plus


Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore