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Senior Pressure Systems Engineer



Koch Technology Solutions is a technology licensing business, a part of Koch Engineered Solutions. We create value for our customers across a growing portfolio of technologies. We can combine our exclusive technologies, expertise, and capabilities with those of other Koch Engineered Solutions companies to provide overall solutions to optimize capital investments and existing manufacturing assets.

Location: KTS, Wilton, Redcar, Teesside, UK

Koch Technology Solutions is a world leading licensor of technology for the Polyester, Nylon and Polyurethane value chains and expanding into other technology sectors. 

The company has over 40 years of licensing experience and deploys a global team of technical experts to design, commission, and support license plants. 

Candidates should have experience of working within the pressure systems arena in the petrochemical or oil and gas sector. Direct experience in any of the technologies that Koch Technology Solutions currently licenses is not required, what is critical is that candidates have a passion for, and demonstrated ability in, applying engineering principles in a design and project implementation context. 

The successful applicant will help Koch Technology Solutions create long-term value for customers and society, pursue continuous innovation and expand the business into new areas.

As a member of the team, you would be part of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held companies in the world with a presence in 50 countries and employing around 120,000 people, and have the opportunity to develop your career within an organisation which places a strong emphasis on personal development and learning.

In this role you will: 

  • Collaborate with clients, detailed engineering contactors and vendors, as well as colleagues in other engineering disciplines, operations and the wider Koch businesses.
  • Be part of a team helping to support the development of engineering design packages for fast-paced license projects.
  • Provide pressure systems design liaison support to active projects including the review of vendor proposals and documentation to ensure compliance with KTS technical requirements, critical equipment bid review meetings and vendor visits.
  • Support new to KTS technology development.
  • Provide pressure systems input into RCAs, HAZOPS, PHAs etc.

Requirements for the role: 

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge of Pressure Vessel, Heat Exchanger, Storage Tank and Piping design and applicable design codes.
  • Extensive static equipment fabrication knowledge.
  • Strong mechanical background in petrochemical or oil and gas plant operation and maintenance of static equipment and piping.
  • Proficient in the use of Pressure Vessel design software, Finglow or PVElite preferred. Familiarity with AutoCAD 2D would also be beneficial.
  • A track record that demonstrates your technology curiosity, willingness to challenge the status quo and innovate.
  • Humility, intellectually honesty and an ability to deal with reality constructively.
  • Proven experience of creating valuable and beneficial relationships with 3rd parties (e.g. customers, vendors).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with effective use of English and IT.

What will put you ahead:

  • Proven team leadership skills.


Koch Technology Solutions supports flexible working arrangements, such as part-time working from home. 

Our busy office is located at the Wilton Centre on Teesside – at the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and provides easy access to other areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Peak and Lake Districts. It has good transportation links and diverse places to live with easy access to shopping and other amenities.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ vacation + 8 statutory
  • BUPA Medical Cover
  • Flexi-time; You can build up hours so that can have up to 12 days extra vacation in a year
  • Contractual weekly hours are 38.75 (Mon-Fri. working week with core hours 10:00 – 16:00)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with Standard Life
  • Gym subsidy


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