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Project Engineer, Separation Technologies Applied Research and Translation Centre (START Centre)

START Centre (NTUitive Pte Ltd) is looking for a Project Engineer who will be responsible for executing whole or assigned parts of translation projects related to membrane fabrication, module fabrication and system level validation of locally and globally sourced novel membrane technologies using in-house pilot test equipment and large-scale external pilot validation platforms.


  • Assist project in-charge to execute assigned tasks in membrane translation operations, maintenance of membrane fabrication equipment and membrane module design and fabrication from small scale 2-inch modules up to 8 -inch industrial scale modules.

  • Operation of in-house pilot system to evaluate the performance of membrane modules of new technologies including test protocol preparation and process parameter optimization before integration into large scale external pilots.

  • Transfer in-house pilot’s operation, data collection and reporting method to on-field pilot systems leading to technology evaluation on the integrated demonstration plant.

  • Assist project in-charge and engineering manager in sourcing components for scaling up of selected membrane technologies to pilot systems.

  • Support and contribute to discussions leading to engineering design and system process flow finalization for pilot operations.

  • Stay abreast with state-of-art developments in water treatment technologies.

  • Prepare, operationalize and maintain SOP’s pertaining to membrane processes.

  • Train and educate junior staff in matters related to membrane technology and water treatment operations.

  • Ensure strict compliance with Environment, Safety and health Regulations.

  • Present regular project progress review to senior management.


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering (Materials/Mechanical/Chemical/Environmental).

  • At least 3 years of experience in membrane/module fabrication, design, operations, and process optimization of pilot plants of medium to large size for water treatment applications.

  • Experience of membrane fabrication processes (required: flat sheet and hollow fiber, knowledge in ion-exchange or other types of membranes is an advantage).

  • Experience in preparing, processing and communicating P&ID’s for large pilot systems related to water treatment and other separation process applications.

  • Deep knowledge of water treatment systems based on polymeric and ceramic membrane technologies.

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully executed projects with high value.

  • Experience in working in a fast-paced result-oriented work environment entailing active team participation as well as individual contribution.

  • Knowledge of, and strong adherence to high Environmental Health and Safety standards.

  • Project Management skills.

  • Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project.

  • Hands on experience in using design software including but not limited to AutoCAD and Solidworks is a plus.

  • Ability to translate laboratory bench top designs to industrial scale units.

  • Ability to work with professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Ability to plan and execute high-value projects in a timely fashion.

  • Ability to collect, compile and communicate technical information effectively and precisely to the senior management.

  • Highly motivated, self-starter with ability to perform duties independently.

Appointment may vary and will commensurate with candidate’s years of working experience. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.