Operations Engineer

Chicago - Illinois - United States - Industry - Energy Power Plants - Operations & Maintenance - Professional Bachelor

Looking for a career that impacts your life and the planet? We are seeking an Operations Engineer for a successful, renewable energy company.

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Michika Garton, Account manager

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About this role

As Operations Engineer you will be responsible for minimizing unplanned downtime, optimizing performance, and ensuring the safe operation of the compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) assets. You will collaborate extensively with the operations and engineering staff to commission new projects. You’ll help troubleshoot issues impacting throughput or yield. You will also implement process and technology improvements at all facilities.

In this role you will communicate with personnel in various parts of the organization and related vendors. You will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to develop, monitor, and manage, project data and metrics. You will manage company vendors for all requirements related to your projects and assigned roles.

Our client is a now-established startup launched almost 10 years ago. That startup mentality is a valued part of the culture here. It’s a flexible organization with real opportunity for a creative engineer. If you are looking to make an impact, bring your skills to a renewable energy company.


  • Develop the strategies geared towards improving operations at CNG and Biogas plants
  • Track, monitor and report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for existing biogas operations
  • Work on assigned tasks related to the design, development and operation of plants designed to process raw biogas into pipeline quality natural gas
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and other training material for operational staff

About you


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, preferably Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical fields;
  • 4+ years of experience in a related field;
  • 1-3 years in process design roles;
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% (or more) of the time.

Highly Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering;
  • Experience with SCADA systems such as Wonder ware, Factory Talk, Ignition;
  • 3-5 years in process design roles;
  • Experience with pumps, compressors and basic unit operations.

Your Skills:

  • A focus on delivering results and problem-solving;
  • Familiar with common gas processing equipment.

What we offer

Why apply through Brunel? Finding the next step in your career can be a fulltime job in itself. We manage the process for you, from submitting your resume to coordinating interviews to extending offers and assisting with on-boarding. Let us get you going so you can get on with the job.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.

Our client has been a pioneer in renewable energy for almost 10 years. This organization is expanding further and this is a great opportunity to join their team. Apply today.


  • Vacancy number: PUB225515
  • Location: Chicago
  • Market: Industry
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Energy Power Plants
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Operations & Maintenance
  • Closing date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Michika Garton

Account manager Brunel Energy USA Houston

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