Carbon Capture Engineer

Parallel Carbon

Trafford Park, Greater Manchester

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

About Us:

Parallel Carbon is developing the hardware platform fundamental to a post-fossil fuel society. We are building technology that removes carbon dioxide from the air while producing hydrogen to eliminate emissions. Our mission is to deliver the world’s most scalable solution to reversing climate change.

Our process delivers cost-effective carbon management by combining geomimicry with electrochemistry. Many of Earth’s minerals (and organic matter) readily sequester CO2, but these systems are too limited by speed or scale to handle the excessive amounts of CO2 humans are injecting into the air. Parallel Carbon enhances and accelerates ancient mineral reactions with modern electrochemical processing to solve the speed and scale challenge. 

We are just beginning our journey, but great things are coming for us. Last year, Hello Tomorrow shortlisted Parallel Carbon as one of the 70 companies that will change the world. In December, we closed a $3.6 million investment to scale our technology and begin delivering climate benefits to our customers. 

Over the coming decades, we will remove atmospheric CO2 at the gigaton scale; all that is missing is you. Join us to accelerate climate action. Come reduce and remove carbon, in Parallel.

About the Role:

Parallel Carbon is searching for an enthusiastic and experienced Carbon Capture Engineer motivated to reverse climate change and help us scale our technology. You will lead the development and optimisation of our carbon capture process, preparing for scale-up efforts. The ideal candidate will have expertise in reaction engineering, multi-phase fluid modelling and handling, chemical process design and safety and environmental compliance. You will play a crucial role in accelerating technology development and Parallel Carbon’s impact. The position is in Manchester, UK.


  • Lead the research, design and optimisation of carbon capture and mineral handling processes to support the development of our carbon capture technology
  • Prepare and refine processes for large-scale production ensuring their seamless integration during scale-up efforts
  • Apply expertise in engineering to enhance the efficiency and productivity of all chemical processes
  • Conduct process simulations and modelling to evaluate the performance and feasibility of various chemical reactions and processes, identifying areas for improvement
  • Conduct experiments to validate reaction chemistry, process design and assess the performance upon integration with other processes
  • Design and oversee the selection, sourcing, construction, installation, and operation of equipment, including reactors, pumps, and control systems at a laboratory and pilot plant scale
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team, including material scientists, electrochemists, and other engineers to troubleshoot and develop innovative solutions
  • Perform data analysis and interpretation to identify trends, patterns, and deviations in process parameters, and implement corrective actions as necessary
  • Prepare technical reports, white papers, and presentations to communicate results and progress to the team and stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain process documentation, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), technical specifications, and engineering drawings
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and process improvements, including from interviews and literature reviews, to continuously improve Parallel Carbon’s technology
  • Implement and adhere to stringent safety and environmental regulations to ensure the responsible and sustainable development of our technology
  • Maintain the highest standards of safety through effective process design and proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials to prevent potential harm to employees and the environment
  • Bring a passion to fight climate change, and develop a company culture of inclusive innovation valuing sustainable work


According to studies, skilled people from marginalised backgrounds may pass on opportunities if they don't tick all the boxes for a job. If you feel that you have what it takes, but aren’t perfectly qualified, please go ahead and apply!

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an industrial research setting, developing and optimising processes with a focus on process scale-up. 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a pilot plant, manufacturing environment, or other industrial setting, with a strong understanding of chemical process design, unit operations, and equipment 
  • Previous industry experience in cement or concrete, paints and coatings, minerals and mining, pharmaceutical production, food processing, carbon capture or a related field
  • Knowledge of chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics including solid-gas reactions, material drying, fluid mechanics, mass transfer, and process control
  • Knowledge of CAD and process simulation software (e.g., ANSYS, COMSOL, Dyssol, Aspen Plus) and familiarity with languages such as MATLAB, Python, or similar
  • Ability to develop safe and economical process for multiphase material handling and separation
  • Strong ability to analyse and solve complex technical problems related to process design, root cause analysis, and optimization
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to present ideas, design specifications, and progress updates
  • Experience managing solo and team projects, setting project goals, and ensuring project timelines and budgets are met

If you are passionate about fighting climate change, developing and optimising chemical processes, and have a strong track record of delivering results, we encourage you to apply. 

** The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

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