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Process Engineer
About The Opportunity :



At Renewi, you’ll quickly discover our values are part of our DNA and run through all we do at Renewi. We’re made up of individuals from all walks of life – it’s what makes our diverse team so fantastic. We are committed to hiring great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. If you share our values and our purpose, continue reading to find out more about our Process Engineer position at South Kirkby, Wakefield.

Renewi provides waste management services to Wakefield Council under a 25-year waste PFI contract. As part of this we operate a 147,000 tonne per annum Residual Waste Treatment plant at the South Kirkby site comprising of a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and an Anaerobic Digestion Plant.

Reporting to the Site Operations Manager, you’ll be part of an operational team and have responsibility for the day-to-day control of the plant. You will ensure that critical to quality metrics are monitored, reviewed and acted upon, and that performance targets are met. You will also have a key role in ensuring the safety, compliance, and commercial viability of the plant. You will be expected to support the Site Operations Manager drive a continued positive change in operational culture and performance and to deliver systematic improvements to the sustainability, reliability, performance, and operational effectiveness of the whole residual waste treatment process.

You’ll have a passion for waste, recycling and sustainability and thrive in an operational environment.

Will you become our new Residual Waste Treatment Plant Process Engineer at South Kirkby?
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benefits of this role

  • A competitive salary plus car allowance and annual bonus scheme.
  • Enhanced employer contribution pension plan.
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement including statutory holidays.
  • Access to our Sharesave scheme – your chance to own shares in the business you work so hard for.
  • Numerous opportunities for career development – we have a history of promoting from within.
  • Access to the Renewi wellbeing and reward platform from Day 1.
  • Varying job in an international, dynamic organisation in which you can continue to develop yourself and with freedom of strategic leadership.
Your key responsibilities
  • Drive and support a culture of safety excellence.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with operational colleagues to oversee the day to day running of the residual waste treatment plant.
  • Setting control limits for all key performance parameters and ensuring these are met.
  • Ensuring the quality of plant outputs are achieved.
  • Providing solutions to technical variances.
  • Daily analysis of plant data to determine optimal operational set up. (For example, overall throughput, AD feed rates, suspension thickness, water blowdown, equipment set points etc.)
  • Developing, owning and managing a ‘process management system’ for the plant to become the ‘one way of working’.
  • Developing training and induction material for new and existing colleagues to ensure that high operational standards are met.
  • Train, coach and develop site staff in all aspects of plant performance.
  • Regular reporting of plant performance.
  • Identification and implementation of process improvement opportunities.
  • Assessment of all process changes made to the plant.
What we're looking for :
  • The health and safety of yourself and your colleagues is a core value.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, guide and mentor the onsite team.
  • You are great communicator with the ability to clearly express technical and engineering matters in a way that enables good decision making.
  • You enjoy being around people and are comfortable communicating with colleagues at all levels within an organisation.
  • You have a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • You are a well organised and logical thinker.
  • You are numerate and appreciate the importance of accurate operational data collection and analysis.
  • You are honest, reliable, and always behave with integrity.
  • You are degree educated in chemical or process engineering and working towards chartered status.
  • You have 3-5 years of experience in a front-line operational role as a process or chemical engineer.
  • You have knowledge of Lean methodologies and experience with their application within a process/operational plant environment.
What are you waiting for? Apply today! Apply now!
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