Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Biomass Gasification (m/f/d)

Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanythyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Possible
Job field:Engineering & Science
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/01/25
Job number:DE_RS_09816
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Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Uhde combines unique technological expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies in the field of sustainable chemicals and fuels. Starting with renewable power (Power-to-X) and/or 2ndgeneration biomass (Biomass-to-X), the entire process chains up to hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, SNG (Synthetic Natural Gas) and SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) can be offered.

With decades of experience and more than 100 gasifiers built, the current uhde®entrained-flow gasification process (also known as PRENFLO gasification) is the result of continuous development and optimization. The suitability of the PRENFLO technology for biomass gasification was impressively demonstrated with the BioTfueL®demonstration plant in Dunkirk, France. With this excellent market position for biomass gasification, Uhde is now contributing to a more sustainable production of chemicals and fuels.

Become a part of it!

You will contribute to the equipment design and engineering for production plants of synthesis gas from biomass. The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for the creation, storage, and dissemination of all documentation related to proprietary equipment of the biomass gasification island:

  • As part of "Basic Engineering Packages" (BEP) and contracts to supply proprietary equipment, you create technical concepts and work together with other engineering disciplines
  • You generate detail drawings and parts lists for equipment fabrication
  • Develop general arrangement drawings for proprietary equipment
  • Develop new products as well as expand existing product lines through the use of advanced 3-dimensional modeling software
  • Prepare and issue requests for quotations and purchase requisitions
  • Preform technical reviews of vendor designed components that interface with proprietary equipment
  • Inspect fabricated components for conformity to corporate quality standards
  • Meet with clients and suppliers to discuss technical matters

Your profile

  • University degree in mechanical engineering
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Inventor, and Microsoft office
  • Prior experience with equipment utilized in chemical plants, ideally in the field of gasification
  • Effectively communicate with the clients, project teams, equipment suppliers, field services, and office staff
  • You have initiative, willingness to make decisions and assertiveness and are willing to take on an interesting, complex task and assume a high degree of responsibility
  • You speak English very well and see our international working atmosphere as an asset
  • You are flexible and are happy to travel to our customers, partners and construction sites around the world if required.
  • You enjoy working in a motivated team to create a livable planet

Your benefits

We work together closely and respect each other, for over 200 years now and up till today. If that is just as important to you as it is to us, please apply online now under specification of your salary requirement and your notice period.


Human Resources Development

Sven Thier

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, disability, age, or sexual orientation and identity.


The Uhde business unit combines decades of experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. Our product range includes leading technologies in the fields of fertilizers, electrolysis, polymers, base chemicals, high-pressure solutions, coke plants and refining as well as innovative storage solutions for the growing renewables sector. Based on a unique combination of engineering experience, project management expertise and leading, resource-friendly processes, we develop customized solutions that enable chemical manufacturers around the world to enhance their efficiency and competitiveness.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


Move things forward with us - as colleagues and above all as a team.
Because together we dare to do something new and take things into our own hands.

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