1. Minerals & metallurgy

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has been active internationally for 50 years, establishing a multicultural network that spans every continent. SNC-Lavalin’s 52,000 employees are located in offices in 45 countries around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

Our Brussels-based Business Unit, part of the Resources sector of the SNC-Lavalin Group, specializes in the fertilizer industry.  We employ over 30 professionals that provide project management, high-value engineering, procurement and construction management services to our clients around the world. 

Our focus is on delivering innovative and technology-driven solutions in the field of phosphoric acid and specialized phosphate and nitrogen fertilizers.  We conduct studies, ranging from the conceptual design to the detailed feasibility, through to the delivery of complete fertilizer production plants.

To reinforce our Brussels’ team we are looking for a PROCESS ENGINEER

Job Overview

The Process Engineer is involved from the design phase of the project, mainly sizing of process equipment and preparing mass balances, process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams. In addition, the process engineer participates in technical audits and commissioning of fertilizer plants.


• Prepare block flow diagram, process flow diagrams and P&ID’s

• Determine the process specifications of the principal equipment and instruments

• Develop mass balances : process and utilities

• Sizing of equipment : pumps, heat exchangers, storage tanks, …

• Determine the calculation conditions

• Transmit all information and specifications to the other engineering disciplines

• Respect group guidelines as well as those relating to client

• Prepare operating manual

• Highlight any potentially hazardous situation


• Monitor project implementation

• Contribute to innovation of process

• Participate in the commissioning and start-up of fertilizer plants

• Prepare technical notes and comments

• Review process documents from licensor

• Participate in audits


EXTERNAL: Clients, licensors, co-contractors, sub-contractors

INTERNAL: Project/engineering managers, engineers from other disciplines, procurement



• Engineering processes

• Chemical engineering unit operations

• Thermodynamics

• Heat transfer

• Process equipment sizing

• Specific process: nitrogen / solid fertilizers (preferred), phosphoric acid (complementary)

Interpersonal skills :

- Good communication skills, both oral and written

- Able to conduct meetings

- Good listening skills

Behavioural skills :

- Appreciates and demonstrates a good team spirit

- Adaptable

- Can make decisions, take initiative and work autonomously

- Enjoys responsibility/accountability

- Creative/innovative

- Organised

- Good problem-solving skills

Willing to travel internationally (up to 30%)


• Master in Industrial Science (Chemistry)

• Industrial Engineer Chemistry

• Chemical Engineer

• Process Engineer

SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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