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Principal Process Engineer

Luton Bennett
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Full Time
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Principal Process Engineer

Competitive Salary on Offer DOE + Benefits

North West UK + Global Travel

Principal Process Engineer required for a global leader at the forefront of renewable energy technology within the biofuel and chemical industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company with exciting plans to open one of the largest process plants across the globe which you will play an integral role in overseeing the process.

To apply for this role you will hold a degree in chemical or mechanical engineering (or equivalent) and will have extensive experience of working within the chemical industry or oil and gas. You will hold a track record of delivering projects, from design through to commissioning, and achieving results through managing technical service providers and working within given timescales. The role requires a flexible approach to work and you will need to be prepared to travel globally when required. Experience of site work is a must for this position. You will have not just worked in consulting engineering but been employed at times directly within the chemical or oil and gas industry.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Technical Director (TD) to organise all aspects of the project through the phases of design, construction, to operation. You will play a key role in liaising with suppliers and overcoming any potential issues that may arise as well as managing the review of proposals, the research of material fluid (including sample testing) and the completion of pressure relief calculations. The completion of calculations can be outsourced, however, it will be the responsibility of the successful candidate to supervise this.

The successful engineer will be predominantly working within the North West of the UK and can mainly work remotely. There will be weekly meetings with the TD. The company has new plants to build in the Netherlands and Germany and you can expect to spend approximately 25% of your time in continental Europe within the first year. This is likely to increase to around 30-40% following this once construction begins and so a flexible approach to travel is essential. The company has an existing, plant operating in Poland where you can expect to spend time initially to become familiar with the technology and debug any technical issues before the development of the larger plant.

This is a great opportunity to become a part of a company working on highly advanced technology. You will play a role truly at the heart of this exciting project and take ownership of its delivery.

The Principal Process Engineer Role:

* Overseeing the development of a new renewable process plants - from design to construction and operation, including project management.
* Direct experience of the permitting process
* Working between the UK and Europe
* Liaising with suppliers and contractors to oversee project development
* Carry out or supervise technical calculations

The Principal Process Engineer:

* Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Degree
* Extensive experience in chemical or oil and gas industry
* Proven experience of complex problem solving and delivering projects
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