Chemical and Process Engineering

Posted 21 May 2024
Salary / RateAUD $0.00
Job type Contract
Contact nameMuhammad Usama Shoaib
Contact email

Job description

  • Chemical and Process Engineers experienced with working in high security programs
  • Join Vertical Scope Group – DISP Level 3 member and one of Australia’s leading security cleared specialist Professional Services, 100% Australian-owned, sovereign company.
  • Join VSG’s national team submission across a five-year Science and Engineering Design Services Panel across all Australian major cities, states and regions.
  • Permanent, Casual or Sub-Contracting arrangements available, whichever works best for you!


Join Vertical Scope Group (VSG) as we are now inviting expressions of interest for Expert, Trusted and Reputable Chemical and Process Engineering Professionals at all levels of knowledge and experience from Defence Support Services (DSS) Levels 1-5 (Associate, Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner, Expert, Pre-eminent Advisor) to join our submission for a multi-year, Engineering Design Services panel.


We want high performing, highly experienced professionals that have background in Engineering, that can work across the board to implement the next phase of Australia’s innovative solutions and advancements in Nuclear Science and Technology.

Vertical Scope Group is securing an experienced Chemical and Process Engineer to join our award-winning Professional Services Division to be included in our submission. If successful, and if you are listed as a named consultant in our submission, VSG will always offer you first choice and opportunity of any work that is released to us.

As a Chemical and Process Engineer, Ideally, you will possess experience in:

  • Software operation and expertise: HYSYS, Mathematica, Fluid Flow, AFT Impulse (water hammer), 3Eplus, Aspen Plus
  • Thermo hydraulic calculations
  • Fluid dynamics & Heat transfer through CFD
  • Nuclear Process Engineering: cooling system, decay system, purification system, radioactive waste management, control logic strategy, pneumatic transport system, instrumentation of process equipment, CNS process -He cooling and compression, D2 transport and control-, LOCA evaluation, Heavy Water purification and management, nuclear resins, containment energy removal (CERS).
  • Cryogenic systems review, upgrade, modification: He, D2, H2, Freons, NH3, liquid gases: N2, Ar, Air
  • P&ID and PFD design and review
  • Technical specification of equipment and process system
  • Commissioning plan, procedure and execution on process systems and equipment.
  • Process descriptions and Functional descriptions
  • Equipment Data sheets, List and Calculations Report
  • Valve selection: type, materials, function and operation
  • Equipment selection for process services: pump, compressor, blowers, chiller, resins columns, chemical reactor, towers, driers, expanders, tanks, heat exchange, heater, coils, fan, distributors, tank mixers -solid, liquids-, decanters.
  • Pressure drop calculations
  • Corrosion evaluation, chemical compatibility, and material selection for process
  • Design basis of equipment and process (e.g Design/operation pressure/temperature, relief set point, normal and accidental conditions)
  • Investigation of process equipment and system failures
  • Heat and mass transfer calculation: Heat exchangers, dryers, calciners, evaporators, cooling towers, radionuclide transport in pool and cooling systems, exothermic reaction -runaway risk, over heating-, waste evaporator (B57)
  • Catalysis: deuterium/hydrogen conversion systems.
  • Calculation Report: fluidic, thermodynamic and chemical reaction
  • Drying, storage, transport, phase transformation, chemical reaction of inert or radioactive materials, liquid, solid or gas.
  • Heating by steam. Boiler systems review.
  • Vacuum technology: medium and high. Pump selection -material, technology- , leak rate, pipe design, vacuum transport, impedance calculation
  • Noise calculation and approval under sonic speed condition (e.g. pressure relief devices)
  • Design maintenance strategy of systems and contribute to the maintenance strategy of equipment
  • Review process documents: P&ID, PFD, Mass and energy balances, system description, data sheet, calculation report, technical specification of process equipment.
  • Design Radioactive transport and sampling system: Iodine sampling, aerosol sampling, radioactive liquid sampling systems (operative and waste liquids)
  • Cooling towers chemistry, water purification systems design (DEMI water nuclear quality )
  • Cryo purification of gas streams (cold traps design), off gas treatment (e.g. SYMO off gas, B20 gas treatment)
  • Radiopharmaceutical specific process design (e.g. Lu, I, Mo, etc), waste treatment and management
  • Conceptual analysis of process through process safety tools: HAZOP, HAZIP, What If.
  • Cost estimation of process systems, process alternatives, cost comparation of complexities in process.
  • Quality control on nuclear process system: P&IDs consistence, process variables definition (DP, DT,OP,OT, material compatibility), National and international standards applicable, good engineering practice in nuclear process and chemical.
  • Baseline (min.) – TS PV security clearance desirable
  • Australian Citizenship is essential

As part of this submission, we are also seeking a wide range of Security Professionals, including but not limited to…

  • Security SCEC Endorsed Consultants
  • Civil Engineers and Architects
  • Architectural Draftsmen and Planners
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineering Drafting Officers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Building Services Engineers
  • Building Surveyors
  • Building Designers
  • Security Engineers
  • Security System Technicians
  • Safety Engineers
  • Safety Design Draftsman   
  • Civil Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • AIRAH and/or HVAC accredited Building Services Professionals
  • Specialist Security Advisors
  • …and MORE!


Please apply if you have any of the above skillsets, or similar experience/skills, as this list is not exhaustive. Please also apply if you are a business, or a subcontractor involved in providing these services.


VSG will be offering permanent, casual and contracting arrangements (whichever is your preference), as well as excellent remuneration and other benefits listed below so that we can build a long term successful working relationship with you.

Security clearance: Baseline, NV1, NV2, TS PV


Working rights: Australian Citizenship

If you are looking for the next step in your career working on exciting and interesting projects,


Who are Vertical Scope Group?

Vertical Scope Group are an award winning, security cleared, specialist with over a decade’s worth of experience providing end-to-end consulting, professional services and recruitment services nationally to Australian Government and industry.

Mission: To advance Australia’s national interest and sovereignty by ensuring access to a highly skilled, security cleared workforce.

Vision: To be Australia’s leading provider of security-cleared workforce planning, recruitment and professional services.

We are searching for exceptional consultants to join us in providing capability to multiple government panels and global supply chains including the ICT Provider Arrangement (ICTPA), NSW TAS SCN0012 – Talent Acquisition Scheme, Defence, Science and Technology Group (DSTG), BuyICT, People Panel (all categories, all locations, APS1- SES Band3, and Board Placements!)

We are proudly 100% Australian owned and run, possess a Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) Level 3 membership, and have won multiple peak body awards including the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA)’s 2021 ‘Excellence in Social Purpose’, RCSA’s 2022 ‘Excellence in Client Services’, and the 2022 Prime Minister’s National Veteran Employment Award for ‘Excellence in Supporting Veteran and/or Partner Employment’ for VSG’s WorkPath Australia Training and Employment Program.

We invite you to contact us for a confidential discussion around your career and to learn how we can work together.

We offer our permanent consultants a list of perks that range from:

  • Birthday day off
  • Additional Superannuation Contribution
  • Annual Company Conference
  • Paid for attendance at award and industry events
  • Generous Defence Leave
  • Part-time, remote, flexible work options (when available)
  • Attractive salaries
  • Fortnightly payments
  • Diverse programs to work on
  • Professional upskilling with RTO partners including budget for commercial qualifications

We believe people are our greatest asset, and we will work with and support you throughout your career.

If you are security cleared and would like to discuss other security cleared opportunities available to you, please also apply and a dedicated consultant will contact you to advise.

If you want to join a trusted, reputable, expert consulting firm, and work on exciting defence and national security programs, apply here!

Vertical Scope Group encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, veterans, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Apply now by submitting your CV and or cover letter and a dedicated recruitment consultant will be in touch.

Know someone who is suitable for this role? VSG have a $1,000 referral program! Head over to our website for further details:

Referrals warmly welcomed and rewarded!