Chemical Engineer

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6 Months
Huxley Associates
South East England
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My client are looking for a Chemical Engineer to join them on a short tem project whilst they build their permanent team up. It is an initial 6 month contract, but there is the possibility of extension.

You will work alongside the engineering manager and will have the following responsibilities:
  • The safe and efficient operation of the Plant
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations
  • Compliance with all relevant Quality Assurance Procedures
  • Translation of plant modifications and designs from the desk top to the field
  • Training of staff on new/modified plant or changes in site procedures
  • Compliance with all Environmental Procedures.
  • Compliance with all Environmental Procedures.
  • Translation of plant modifications and designs from the desk top to the field
  • Training of staff on new/modified plant or changes in site procedures
  • To ensure that all Plant drawings are maintained & up to date.
  • The upkeep and review of all required HAZOP studies & safety review
  • Continuous Improvement projects
  • Energy improvement initiatives

Your duties will include:
  • Ensure efficient operation of production plants / equipment in conjunction with the Plant Manager .
  • To review our process technology and make proposals for improvements in Production rates, Environmental performance, Energy savings and Quality.
  • Ensure the site is operated in a manner conducive to good Health, Safety and Environmental Practices
  • To design new plants and specify equipment with concise drawings of requirements with the inclusion of documented operational guidance
  • Provide accurate costings for projects
  • To prepare reports on Plant performance etc. as required by Works Procedures and the Site Manager.
  • Support function associated with preventative maintenance systems
  • Support function associated with existing & new maintenance inspection regimes
  • Support function associated with Change Management system
  • Lead & co-ordinate HAZOP reviews
  • Lead & Commissioning of new installations
  • Training of operational personnel
  • Upkeep of the Technical Library
  • Support function associated with risk assessments & permit to work systems

What do you need?
  • Minimum B. Eng (Hons( IIii)) degree in Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum of three years experience working in a chemical manufacturing environment of COMAH status.
  • Project management leadership from initial design concept design thro" to installation, commissioning & handover
  • Batch/semi continuous distillation operations
  • CAD
  • Steam generation
  • Utilities
  • Permit to Work Procedures
  • HAZOP studies
  • Risk assessments
  • CAPEX budget control
  • Disciplined, self motivated & self starter
  • Familiar with PPM systems an advantage
  • Experience of consultation with various legislative authorities

If you are interested in this role please apply with an updated version of your CV or call Emma Raftery on for a confidential chat.

Please note that as they are looking for someone to start within the next two weeks. Please take this into consideration if you are applying from abroad. Sponsorship is not required.


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