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Chemical Process Engineer



£Very Competitive (Dependent on Experience) Bonus Benefits Relocation Assistance

"Fantastic career development opportunity for degree educated Chemical Engineer"

Location: East Lothian, Scotland

Commutable from Edinburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, Dunbar, North Berwick, Haddington, East Linton, Musselburgh, South Queensferry, Livingston, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, Bathgate, Relocation assistance may be available.

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious Chemical Engineer to join the plant optimisation team of a UK market leader.

Working closely with production, maintenance, project and environmental management colleagues, you will focus on plant performance to enable the plant to achieve its Health Safety Environment and Quality (HSEQ) and performance objectives. The main elements of the role are to:

  • Maintain high safety standards and effectively coach and challenge others to work safely.
  • Monitor key process parameters, identify actions and define instructions to deal with deviations from targets.
  • Conduct day to day and longer term investigations to improve performance and optimise plant operations.
  • Implement systems, tools and procedures to optimise the production process.
  • Support, and where appropriate lead, multidisciplinary teams, projects, Plant Improvement Plans (PIP) and other initiatives to meet business targets.
  • Build and maintain positive relations with other teams to achieve the plant's goals

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Degree or equivalent in Chemical Engineering or related subject

· IOSH qualification or willing to work towards.

· IChemE associated - working towards or willing to attain chartered engineer status

· At least 2-3 years minimum proven experience in chemical process engineering and plant performance improvement. Cement production industry experience would be highly advantageous.

· Strong IT skills, proficient in the use of Pi and MS office packages

· Environmental awareness in relation to developing a positive impact on the business.

· Strong knowledge of the physico-chemical products.

· Good knowledge of process control methods and statistical methods for troubleshooting.

· Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

· Competent to assist the development of production operators to enhance the effectiveness of the process.

· High safety standards and a wide knowledge of Health and Safety management techniques (e.g. Risk Assessments).

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Persuasion and influencing skills


Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a business that really values its people. Relocation assistance will also be considered.

To apply without delay, please email your CV for quoting reference LX 865409