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Technology Expert, Biological Process

Fortum Recycling&Waste provides recycling and material efficiency services, environmental management and hazardous waste treatment in the Nordics.

About the role

We are looking for a Technology Expert in bioprocesses and biological carbon capture to join our Waste to Materials program in Fortum Recycling and Waste. You will be our leading expert on applied microbiology, advising on technology solutions, experimental setup and strategy in feasibility studies, projects and R & D related activities. You are responsible for technology monitoring and scouting on emerging and competing biological process  technologies for CO2 utilization.

You will be part of a dynamic and agile organization with experienced colleagues with a diverse background in technology and circular economy. You will be working in close co-operation with project partners, different business development units, as well as other internal and external stakeholders. As a part of the core team, you will prepare and coordinate various tasks related to biological CCU selection and concept studies under existing and future projects. Home office can be in any Fortum location in Finland or Sweden, other Nordic countries might be an option as well.  

Why Fortum?

The greatest challenge of our time awaits you. To drive the change for a cleaner world, we need to reshape the energy system. To reach our goal, we embrace a culture of openness. With mutual trust, believing in people, and taking care of everyone's wellbeing, we can reach even better results. Flexibility is the new normal and we apply hybrid way of working wherever possible.

For you, working at Fortum means exciting opportunities to develop your expertise and create a meaningful career. We will support you on this journey. We believe diversity and inclusion inspire all of us to innovate and grow together. Therefore, we are committed to building teams where everyone feels included and is treated equally.

What we are looking for

You have at least 5 years of experience in working with bioprocesses and experienced in biological carbon  utilization technologies and a proven track record of fermentation pilot or investment projects. You have a good understanding of  complex bioprocesses as well as hydrogen production and CO2 utilization technologies. Prior experience in project coordination or management is a valuable asset in the position.

Ideally, you have a PhD within Biotechnology, Applied and Industrial Microbiology, Chemical Engineering,rocess engineering or similar.

We expect you to have an entrepreneurial mindset, but still a systematic and structured way of working and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks with several stakeholders at a time. We value ability to use knowledge in new and innovative ways to develop and conceptualize new ideas towards working solutions.

You have good communication and presentation skills as well as networking skills both externally and internally. You are comfortable with working on complex projects within a large organization. Fluency in English is necessary, Finnish and Swedish are considered as an advantage.


Submit your application with salary request via the link by 07.08.2022 at the latest. If you would like to hear more about the position, please contact Shital Das, Technology Lead, phone +358 50 379 43 39 daily between 15.00 – 16.00 hrs EET.

To be selected for the position, the applicant must go through background clearance and a health examination including drug testing.


At Fortum we drive change where it matters. We are a European energy company providing our customers with electricity, gas, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. Together with our subsidiary Uniper, we are the third largest producer of CO2-free electricity in Europe. With around 20,000 professionals and activities in more than 40 countries, we have the competence and resources to grow and to drive the energy transition forward. We strive to make an impact through a culture of open leadership, curiosity and continuous improvement. Do you want to take an active role for a cleaner world? Come lead the change with us! 

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Technology Expert, Biological Process


Julkaistu 08.08.2022

Yrityksen liikevaihto: 
Yli 100 000 000 €

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