Process Engineer - Commutable – Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Commutable – Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £25-32k
  • Date Posted: 31/08/2022
  • Expiry Date: 30/09/2022

Process Engineer

 With funding in place our client is ready to start designing and building their new Bio-Tech processing plant/refinery. They are looking to recruit ambitious Process Engineers who want to develop their careers and experience to join their Operations and Engineering Team.


Job title: Process Engineer

Location: Commutable – Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Salary: £25-32k


The Candidate

  • An Engineering degree in Electrical, Chemical, Process Engineering or related.
  • Ideally experience or knowledge of biorefinery down-stream processing technologies including extraction techniques, dewatering, separation, membrane filtration, evaporation and drying.
  • Ability to think creatively to improve on process and plans and develop creative and effective solutions to challenges in this emerging industry.
  • Hands-on experience in exploiting automation systems to enhance the performance of the wide experience with food processing equipment and processes.
  • Experience in a Food Processing, chemical processing and/or Bio-refining environment.
  • Experience with machine learning would be an advantage.
  • Ideally, experience in food safe design, HACCP and FSCC 22000.
  • Previous involvement in scaling processes from bench, through pilot, to full scale manufacturing.


The Role

  • You will be involved in the design (outsourced), planning and manufacture of a new bio- refinery, scale-up, and technology transfer of our innovative biorefinery model.
  • You will work closely with Operations Director to improve process robustness for current commercial products.
  • Heavy involvement in the design, planning and managing of the future refinery.
  • Analyse, optimise and design product recovery processes.
  • Propose the introduction of cutting-edge technologies and operations.
  • Ensure all aspects of the design are considered e.g., safety, food safety, compliance, energy efficiency, operability, maintainability.
  • Process scales up including the development of project scope, schedule, and budget, operating financials including capex commitment, resource plan and project execution plan.
  • Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems. Provides regular updates to the senior leadership team.
  • Develop and write comprehensive reports of processing activity and achievements for senior management and the board.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for new processes.
  • Responsible for pre-commissioning and commissioning activities


The Company

  • Highly innovative Bio-Tech business
  • Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly
  • Multi-million pound funding Agreed and Signed off
  • Head office in Scotland


To apply for this exciting role, please send a copy of your CV quoting reference MC11796