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Industrial Process Engineer


Silver Spring, MD

Nexight Group is seeking an experienced and versatile industrial process engineer with a passion for clean energy and technology advancement. In this role, you will be a key contributor to Nexight’s growing industry and manufacturing team. Ideal candidates will have professional experience working in industrial settings to optimize heavy industry processes and will have knowledge of advanced manufacturing materials and technologies. There will be a variety of impactful projects with opportunities for project management and career growth. This mid-career position may provide the segway you are looking for from industry to consulting, where your industry expertise will be valued, and you will gain new technology and programmatic insights. If you are interested in energy and sustainability in the industrial sector and want to contribute to next generation technology research, development, and demonstration while working in an engaging and supportive work culture, we encourage you to apply.

Nexight Group is a small technical and management consulting firm that serves a variety of clients in many topic areas. Adaptability, critical thinking, genuine curiosity, and taking pride in hard work are all equally important to skills and subject matter expertise. To learn more about the company please visit our careers page.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Applicants should have the necessary skills to perform the following job responsibilities:

  • Providing expert insights to programmatic decision-makers. This can be in the form of technology reviews, briefings, analysis, or research (skills in multiple sectors and areas preferred).
    • Heavy industries of interest – chemicals and petroleum refining, iron and steel, cement and concrete, glass, pulp and paper, non-ferrous metals, food, and beverage.
    • Manufacturing materials and technology areas of interest – thermal processing systems and equipment, high performance materials that increase lifecycle energy and material efficiency, low carbon fuels and hydrogen, microelectronics, energy storage, digital security and optimization, critical materials and circularity, supply chain management and scale-up, water/energy nexus, life cycle and techno-economic analysis.
  • Contributing to dynamic strategic planning, technology roadmapping, and related planning processes to build effective plans for R&D programs and partnerships.
  • Writing technical and strategic reports, briefings, and presentations (writing examples recommended).
  • Collaborating closely with team members and clients to deliver high quality support for ongoing projects, including short term responses and longer-term projects with project management opportunities.
  • Engaging with stakeholders through outreach or planned workshops (opportunity for facilitation training for selected candidates).

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Nexight’s offices are in Silver Spring, MD. The position is open to in-person, remote, or hybrid candidates. Candidates must be willing to travel to the Washington, D.C. area occasionally to support clients. Applicants should expect to travel to Nexight’s offices at least once per quarter.

This is a primarily sedentary position in an environmentally controlled office setting, although moving between work areas may be required. Manipulating a computer keyboard or mouse and operating standard office equipment is typically required for this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Summary of Qualifications


  • Passion for clean energy and technology advancement in the industrial sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (may include chemical, mechanical, industrial, materials, or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience working in industry, technology or management (candidates with greater years of experience encouraged to apply).
  • Demonstrated experience in industries and manufacturing technology areas discussed herein (project management and strategic planning is a strength).
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, that reflect strong critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis capabilities.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking when contributing to multiple short- and longer-term projects.


  • Master’s degree in science, engineering, business, public policy, or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience and enjoyment in external stakeholder engagement via interviews, surveys, focus groups, facilitated workshops, or other means.
  • Previous experience supporting a federal government client or working for the federal government.
  • Experience or interest in direct supervision of staff, including both technical and non-technical roles.
  • Located reasonably close to Washington DC, or willing to travel to DC occasionally.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate for the starting range is $85,000 to $130,000.

All full-time employees of Nexight Group receive a competitive salary and attractive benefits, including medical, dental, and vison insurance; paid parental leave; company contributions to employee health savings accounts (HSAs); company 401(k) contributions; profit sharing; and an annual bonus program.

To Apply

Please email the following information to

  • Resume
  • A cover letter that articulates your qualifications, uses examples that demonstrate your relevant skills and background, and details your motivation for this position.

Failure to submit a resume and cover letter will result in your application not being considered. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact us at

How To Apply

To apply, please reference the job description for specific instructions.

Applicants may be asked to provide a resume, cover letter, writing samples, or a portfolio and perform a brief critical thinking exercise. Applications must contain all components requested in the job description to be considered. Send a complete application to and reference the job title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. 

If you require reasonable accommodations to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact

Nexight Group LLC provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This involves all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity, or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. PRINCIPALS ONLY. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referrals of protected veterans desired. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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