Senior Process Engineer (Site Based)

Are you a Senior Process Engineer looking for your next opportunity? We are looking to recruit a Senior Process Engineer to join our client based in the North Wales on a Permanent basis. Our client is one of the UK’s leading chemical manufacturers with plants across the country.

Role: Senior Process Engineer
Position Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: £45,000 – £50,000
Location: North West
Industry: Chemical
Reference: HQ6148
Date Posted: 07/07/2017

What does the job involve?

The main purpose of the Senior Process Engineer will be to support the manufacturing team by improving processes and systems that help run the plant more efficiently and eliminate areas where plant availability is affected. You will play a pivotal role in identifying and running continuous improvement projects in line with manufacturing requirements, ensuring project completion is within approved budgets, agreed deadlines and is conducted in respect of appropriate technical, quality, safety, risk and environmental policies and procedures. You will:

  • Support the manufacturing team to resolve day to day issues by leading plant investigations to resolve technical and operational issues quickly and effectively.
  • Identifying opportunities and leading upfront engineering design to address process gaps with respect to cost, delivery, quality and health & safety.
  • Define and deliver the scope of the project whether it be optimisation of existing processes or installation of new projects in collaboration with internal stakeholders and vendors.
  • Efficiently manage and coordinate multi-functional teams to manage process improvement projects through to delivery.
  • Track and control key performance indicators including costs, chemical usage, energy, yields, and operational standards.
  • Create process documentation, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and risk assessments to control the implementation of new processes, new equipment and design changes.
  • Become a department technical expert and identify ways to optimise and improve production performance and ensure knowledge is transferred not only locally but also throughout the business.
  • Takes ownership of the MOC process to ensure communication of any issues that have an impact on plant availability, EHS, COMAH related equipment or quality of the product.
  • Provide Process Engineering support for capital projects including input into budget plans for capital expenditure and commissioning of the new process plant.

What skills and experience do you need?

  • A minimum of 5 years of engineering experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an engineering related subject.
  • Excellent communications skills and someone who enjoys working in a cross matrix environment where they interact with a range of internal and external contacts.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop and implement fresh ideas, who can look at things in an abstract way and provide working solutions.
  • Hands on knowledge of working in a manufacturing or production environment with a good understanding of plant processes and operational needs.
  • Proven hands-on knowledge of and passion for continuous improvement and problem-solving techniques e.g. Kaizen, Lean 6 Sigma, RCA.
  • Proven project management or change management experience. Able to deliver innovative ideas and implement them through to completion.
  • Able to manage multiple initiatives/projects and communicate goals, objectives and accomplishments to a broad audience.
  • Strong drive and commitment to professional development

What are the pay and benefits?

£45,000 – £50,000

If you feel this opportunity could be a fit for your skills and experience, please reply to this advert and one of our Consultants will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. Recruitment processes with our Clients usually move quickly and successful applicants will advance to interview stage promptly. Regrettably, only applicants who demonstrate the required experience outlined in the advert will be contacted.

If successful, candidates will need to prove eligibility and legal entitlement to work in the UK.