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Licensing Engineer

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 391

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 Licensing 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
  • Assist in development and implementation of Grace’s Automated Process Control system

Required Skills

  • 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
  • 10+ years of experience as process engineer
  • Experience in the petrochemical industry
  • Project and cost control experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chemical Engineering Degree preferred
  • Polyolefin experience 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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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