Senior Development Planning Engineer, Capital Projects

at Monolith
Kansas City, MO

Monolith is excited to announce its search for a Senior Development Planning Engineer, Capital Projects.

At Monolith we apply scientific principles, engineering practices and a lot of hard work to solve real problems that have a global impact. We use sophisticated analysis methods, advanced manufacturing techniques, and often even our hands to build first of its kind technologies. We do not compromise on safety, quality or performance. If you want to solve tough problems, build real things, and have a big impact then you should join us.

Your Role:

The Senior Development Planning Engineer, Capital Projects will lead design and planning efforts for Monolith’s large capital projects to deploy our revolutionary green hydrogen and carbon black technology. Each project is expected to be $500M - >$1B in scale, eventually deployed in locations throughout the world. Monolith is currently executing the Olive Creek 2 Project, and beginning to assess multiple other sites and designs for future projects. This position will report directly to the OC2 Project Director, and will be the primary interface with the Project Development group to support site selection, conceptual design, and early execution planning activities for future sites. 

You Will:

  • Convert the company growth plan into well-defined capital projects
  • Work closely within capital projects team to provide technical insight from initial conversations to finance-ready projects
  • Provide insight regarding capital project design and execution processes, for incorporation within early project development planning efforts
  • Assist with the technical aspects from project origination through a well-defined business case (FEL1/Pre-FEED)
  • Support transition of new initiatives into capital action
  • Manage internal and external resources to perform analyses & studies to further opportunities
  • Review work products and provide recommendations to team members and executive leadership
  • Represent company during early stages of project definition by meeting with potential stakeholders to define project assumptions and design basis
  • Understand the history and capability of Monolith’s technology and be able to present value proposition to potential partners /stakeholders for integrating Monolith technology into commercially viable opportunities
  • Identify additional opportunities for economic or environmental advantages (e.g. co-location benefits) and balance pros & cons to make recommendations for project
  • Work closely with financial team members to develop robust business cases and identify potential sensitivities based on early risk identification
  • Maintain knowledge and relationships within strategy industry and regional groups
  • Create project objectives and strategy statement, along with early project technical design basis and early project execution plan to meet optimal business outputs
  • Develop and maintain key performance metrics and continuous improvement process for evaluation of FEL1 performance and planning
  • Lead and Support in conjunction with Development Team project transition plan (end of FEL1/Pre-FEED to planning of FEL2/FEED) to set up project for success
  • Perform other duties as needed

You Are:

  • Able to link complex technology solutions with commercial uses
  • Able to balance competing, strategic priorities
  • Able to efficiently explain project execution priorities and needs to the other members of the team
  • Able to efficiently explain research to the other members of the team
  • Willing to accept feedback and learn from experience
  • Able to perform well under pressure
  • Strong in oral and written communication skills
  • Able to frame customer/stakeholder concerns into commercial and technical value proposition
  • A risk manager and mitigator
  • Familiar with various early project inputs related to financial business models, siting studies, and permitting for major industrial plants and systems
  • Committed to our values
    • Safety matters most
    • Solve the impossible, embrace reality
    • People make the difference
    • Think like a team
    • Decisions drive results
    • Generosity of spirit
    • Enjoy the ride

You Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field, and
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the job duties and responsibilities
  • Strong business acumen with an ability to frame technical issues within the context of customer imperatives
  • Strong in large industrial capital projects experience, with ability to incorporate that experience into early project planning efforts

Work Environment

Work will be performed in an open office environment.

Travel Expectations

Up to 25% local, national and international travel may be required 


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