Senior Chemical Engineer

Santa Barbara
Work Type: Full Time


  • Lead and execute projects on the design, fabrication, and operation of targeted experimental units to provide information required to design integrated process units for the conversion of natural gas into solid carbon and hydrogen.

  • Work with the engineering team on design and modeling of process units

  • Work with engineering firms to manufacture and test components and reactor systems

  • Develop CAD models for components and process units

  • Generate technical reports and presentations for both internal and external communication

  • Assist in the development and design of pilot systems

  • Perform heat transfer, chemical process modeling, and techno-economic analysis using industry software tools


  • BS/MS with 5+ years industrial experience or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field

  • Demonstrated ability to design, model, optimize, and construct components for industrial chemical engineering systems

  • Experience with CAD software

  • Experience with performing heat transfer and chemical process modeling

  • Experience with performing techno-economic analysis

  • Experience with additive and advanced manufacturing techniques

  • Proficiency and experience with TIG welding, metal machining, or other metal fabrication is preferred

  • Proficiency and experience engaging with engineering, procurement, and construction firms on at least one $1MM+ project

About C-Zero

C-Zero is a hard-tech startup located in Santa Barbara, CA, that is developing a technology for decarbonizing natural gas. The company’s technology uses high temperatures to break down methane, (the primary molecule in natural gas) into hydrogen and solid carbon. C-Zero’s hydrogen can be used to decarbonize a wide range of industries including ammonia production, gasoline and diesel fuel, electric generation, process heat, and fuel cell vehicles, and has the potential to address 75% of global CO2 emissions.

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