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Principal Process Engineer: Waste Treatment Expert

Principal Process Engineer: Waste Treatment Expert

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Process Engineer: Waste Treatment Expert in our Knutsford office. Our Environment & Infrastructure team provides a wide range of environmental and engineering services to both the municipal and industrial markets covering all aspects of solid waste management and treatment.


Our Process Engineering Team is looking to expand, increasing its skill base in the provision of waste management and water management process design.


The role requires:

  • Undertaking the role of Subject Matter Expert (Waste Treatment) leading in provision of specialist technical direction and guidance
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the treatment of municipal solid waste to recycle materials and recover energy from fuel; knowledge of the industrial sector is beneficial
  • Knowledge and experience of Anaerobic digestion and Composting
  • Experience in the development of technical solutions from concept selection, through design development, installation and commissioning
  • Familiarity in carrying out site investigation, problem identification and solution development
  • Managing all aspects of process design/engineering packages
  • The ability to work and lead multi-disciplinary engineering teams, including managing the input of more junior process engineers
  • Effective input into business development and drafting of proposals
  • The ability to liaise directly with clients’ personnel
  • Flexibility in being able to operate in other technical sectors is encouraged within Wood, such as water and wastewater


Skills / Qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in process/chemical engineering or chemistry, with membership of an appropriate professional institution
  • Demonstrates excellent technical skills and have significant experience with a demonstrable track record in waste treatment works design and, possibly operations
  • Able to work effectively within multidisciplinary design teams and demonstrate effective leadership of process design, managing junior engineers and coordinating input from other disciplines
  • Business case preparation and delivery
  • Experienced in building and maintaining strong customer relationships and effectively contributing to proposal writing and business development initiatives
  • Experience in one of, or several of, EfW, MBT, AD, IVC, MRF, OWC
  • Ideally, the role will be based in Knutsford


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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