Process Engineering

Clayco - Birmingham, AL

The Process Engineer will be responsible for scoping and setting a design basis, process flow diagram (PFD) and material balance development, piping, and instrumentation diagram development (P&IDs), specifying process mechanical equipment, instrumentation, and assisting discipline leads in successful implementation of the process design. They will have to be comfortable with interpreting plant data, designing (with assumptions stated) on limited information, utilizing strong engineering judgement to ensure the process is safe and will meet the needs of the business.

This individual will utilize and develop internal tools as well as process engineering software such as (but not limited to) Aspen Plus, HYSYS, EDR, AFT Fathom, Arrow, or HTRI in order to complete required scope of work. They will have a familiarity with engineering practices, vendor requirements, and discipline engineering needs across multiple process industries.

An entrepreneurial mindset will help the process engineer to succeed at Clayco. While it is not required, professional licensure or passing of the fundamentals of engineering exam is preferred. Also preferred is operations, start-up, and construction experience. Graduate degree chemical engineering candidates may supplement up to 1 year of professional design experience


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or related field
  • 5-7 years of professional experience
  • Licensed professional engineer
  • Food and beverage industry project experience
  • Knowledge of lean processes
  • Field construction and startup experience
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency
  • Experience with other materials such as composites, plastics is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Lean processes is a plus.

Some Things You Should Know:

  • This position is based in Birmingham, AL
  • Our clients and projects are nationwide – so some travel will be required
  • Clayco offers a collaborative design-build approach that others can't
  • We work on creative, complex, award-winning, high profile jobs

About Us:

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $4.9 billion in revenue for 2021, Clayco specializes in the "art and science of building," providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects.

Why Clayco?

Best Places to Work – Crain’s Chicago Business, St. Louis Business Journal

ENR – Top Midwest Contractors (#1), Top Design Build Contractors (#4), Top 400 Contractors (#16)


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