Research Engineer - Process Modeler at Cargill
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Research Engineer - Process Modeler

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Job ID 254155 Date posted 11/16/2022 Location : Vilvoorde, Belgium | Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.


Preferred location is Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands). Vilvoorde (Belgium) can also be considered. Hybrid working is possible.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Research Engineer – Process Modeler will facilitate direct discussions with client subject matter experts, operations teams and other research engineers to understand facility and process questions regarding material flow, energy flow, utilization, and bottlenecks. In this role, you will develop and implement simulation and optimization models designed to make our manufacturing and supply chains more efficient and effective. You will be collaborating on project planning, model development and validation, deployment and long-term support of the solutions. You will have the opportunity to travel to Cargill locations and work on different processes partnering with a diverse group of people.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and deploy simulation and optimization models to drive strategic and tactical decisions that: (i) improve the sustainability of the food supply chain from farm to fork and (ii) help develop and improve processes for bio-based products.
  • Apply various modeling techniques to generate solutions to problems such as yield, efficiency, GHG reduction, and throughput improvements.
  • Lead projects and coordinate tasks with other project team members.
  • Work collaboratively with internal business stakeholders and project managers to transform and visualize the data and model results.
  • Summarize and present validated results and actionable recommendations. Document and maintain assumptions, calculations, and results.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • Two or more years of related work experience (graduate, PDEng or PhD research included). 
  • Experience with chemical process modeling and simulation. 
  • Experience developing simulation and optimization models leveraging at least one of the related commercial software tools.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming frameworks (for example, Python, Java, C++, or C#). 
  • Experience with email, spreadsheet, and word processing applications.


  • Master's degree or PhD in chemical engineering, process engineering, process systems engineering or related field.
  • Experience developing simulation and optimization models leveraging commercial software tools like Aspen Plus, Aspen Custom Modeler, gPROMS, AnyLogic, or similar.
  • Experience developing first-principles chemical engineering models and numerical analysis for chemical kinetics, separation technology, fermentation, or metabolic modeling.
  • Experience developing models in one or more of the following: steady-state simulation, dynamic simulation, discrete event simulation, agent-based modeling, nonlinear programming, or mixed-integer linear programming. 


Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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