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Process Engineer - Therma

Therma, 1601 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, California, United States of America Req #1452
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Therma, a Legence company
For over 50 years, Therma has continued to redefine the mechanical construction landscapes in California. Renowned for outstanding client service and attention to detail, we balance innovative, facility-specific solutions with a pragmatic, cost-conscious approach. Today, the firm employs more than 1,100 people in 3 regional offices, and its clients represent a diverse range of market sectors, including Biopharmaceutical, Education, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Commercial, Industrial and Data Center facilities. Our culture is open, innovative, collaborative, and fun – all reflected in recognition of Therma as a #1 Best Place to Work on multiple occasions. We create an environment that empowers & challenges employees, giving them the greatest opportunity to succeed.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled Process Engineer to join our team. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in designing critical facilities for the world’s leading high-tech companies, shaping the future of advanced industrial, semiconductor, biotech, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries. You will work closely with our clients, engineering teams, and a wide range of internal and external team members to ensure that projects meet and exceed customer needs, reliably and efficiently. This role will allow you to bring your passion, expertise, and creativity to projects and clients across a wide range of technologies, industries, and applications.

Responsibilities of this position is to provide technical responsibility for organizing, executing and coordinating complex Process Engineering and Process Utility/Facilities project assignments, and may provide guidance, direction, and mentorship to other team members.


  • Produce and/or lead the production of technical project plans, specifications, diagrams, drawings, and models that meet our specifications and client needs.
  • Create, influence, and finalize designs involving high purity gas and liquid delivery systems, sanitary and hygienic piping and equipment, purified water and steam systems, clean dry air piping and equipment, process/lab gas piping and equipment, scrubber systems, waste treatment, transfer, and collection systems, Clean-In-Place (CIP), and other specialty process applications.
  • Coordinate needs, designs, and develop an understanding with other design disciplines (Electrical, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Architectural, etc.) and internal fabrication and installation teams (Detailing, Fabrication, and Field Forepersons) for design package needs.
  • Perform field verifications / site walks to identify, verify, resolve, and incorporate solutions into design packages. May troubleshoot design problems in the field during construction.
    Perform mechanical building and site infrastructure system designs, or oversee design by others, and integrate these to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operations.
  • Lead or be a part of a multi-disciplined design group tasked with designing and developing construction document packages to meet customer requirements, relevant building codes, environmental regulations, safety regulations, and company standards and best practices.
  • Perform engineering analysis and calculations, and develop construction drawings sufficient to define systems for modification or new construction.
  • Perform broad range of process engineering assignments such as creating, checking, and updating PFDs (Process Flow Diagrams), P&IDs (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams), pump hydraulics, line sizing, equipment sizing, and evaluating vendor data/drawings.
  • Writing engineering Bases of Design (BODs).
  • Effectively lead, direct, and mentor associate engineers and designers, with an emphasis on employee growth, project success, and overall performance.
  • Work with Sr. Engineers, Project Managers, and other stakeholders on meeting client design needs to complex challenges.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Plan and organize own work assignments, as well as carry out tasks from management staff.
  • Provide process engineering construction input and commissioning support for design-build projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering and seven (7) years of work-related experience; qualified for licensure in the state of CA
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with designs containing process and mechanical systems such as high purity gas and liquid systems, sanitary and hygienic piping and equipment, compressed gases, purified water and steam systems, scrubber systems, and/or other similar systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with applicable codes, standards, and regulations applicable to federal, state and local AHJs.
  • Experience creating P&IDs and PFDs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with audiences that include management, coworkers, clients, vendors, and field tradespeople. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization. 
  • Attention to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.
  • Experience working with AutoCAD and Revit
  • Experience with Microsoft tools - Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Resident of San Francisco Bay Area region, able to commute to San Jose office four (4) or more days a week.
  • Office conveniently located within walking distance of Berryessa BART station.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with a design-build company in a process engineering role
  • Experience in the Life Sciences industry
  • Experience in the Microelectronics, Semiconductor, or Battery Technology industries
  • PE registration
  • Experience with PIPE-FLO or similar hydraulic modeling software
  • Experience with Pressure Safety Devices - scenario analysis and load calculations
  • Experience with control valve sizing
  • Experience with use of Bluebeam tools and Bluebeam Session collaboration software.
  • An active Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of practice or the ability to obtain reciprocity within 6 months of employment. 

We are unable to provide immigration sponsorship for this position. 

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Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Health and Welfare
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Employee assistance program
Personal Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Sick leave
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Company-paid long-term disability insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

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Offers of employment for this role may be contingent upon successfully passing a background check and/or drug screen. Execution of screens will vary based on role requirements and Company policy. All background checks and drug screens will be done in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Therma, 1601 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, California, United States of America