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Ghafari Senior Project Engineer – Process Chemical in Dearborn, Michigan

Job Description:

Ghafari Associates is looking for Senior Project Engineers to join the team. Experience related to battery materials manufacturing or battery assembly is a plus.

This role will support nationwide projects and report to a manager out of the Dearborn, MI office. Candidates can choose to be HYBRID, or 100% IN OFFICE in our Dearborn, MI office location.

General Summary:

Responsible for providing engineering design of continuous and discrete manufacturing processes. Prepare conceptual design layouts, mass and energy balances, PFD’s, P&ID’s, perform engineering calculations, develop equipment specifications, support detailed engineering of piping, ductwork, and utility systems, review RFI’s, submittals, and provide support throughout project construction.

Essential Functions:

  • Shall be familiar with common industrial systems such as: dust collection, gas and liquid storage and distribution, cooling towers, chillers, compressors, central vacuum, vapor and gas mitigation

  • Shall be familiar with bulk powder engineering, flammable liquid systems, gas treatment and recovery, slurries, specialty gases, refining, common unit operations, etc.

  • Design systems in accordance with applicable codes and safety standards such as ICC codes, NFPA, OSHA, API, ASME, etc.

  • Own development of PFDs and P&IDs. Develop and/or support development of controls Sequence of Operations and control loop diagrams.

  • Communicate directly with client regarding project scope, basis of design, deliverables, and design progress.

  • Develop and manage tool utility matrices and tool/equipment install drawings.

  • Develop specifications for process equipment, prepare technical evaluations of bids, and provide recommendations to the client. Support procurement activities as required by the project.

  • Communicate effectively to coordinate design with multi-disciplinary design teams (electrical, civil, etc.)

  • Lead development of design drawing packages including plans, elevations, isometrics, details, etc.

  • Perform engineering calculations including process equipment sizing, mass and energy balances, and hydraulic modeling.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited school is required.

  • Minimum 10 years of related work experience is required.


  • AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit competency preferred. Proficiency in any of these programs is a plus.

  • PIPE-FLO or similar hydraulic modeling software competency preferred. Proficiency is a plus.

Aspen software proficiency is a plus.

  • Experience performing pipe stress analysis, CFD, and/or plume modeling is a plus.

  • Experience with non-Newtonian fluids is a plus.

  • Proficient in MS Office. VBA competency or proficiency is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of process engineering and design.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply Now!

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