Process Engineer

Process Engineer Bristol, England

SLR Consulting
Full Time Bristol, England 25144 - 56000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

SLR has a fantastic opportunity for an engineer with a background in material recovery and recycling, particularly around plastics, to join its busy Process Engineering team and support development of the business strategy in the plastics recycling sector. The successful applicant will work on a combination of project execution and delivery and business development activities for both new and existing clients within the recycling, waste management, industrial and infrastructure sectors. The role will be focused on traditional and advanced plastics recycling and recovery technologies, including chemical recycling and is based in the UK. There are also opportunities to support SLR’s other regions across the world.

Our Engineering service line has expertise across a range of engineering sectors including civil, geotechnical, chemical, process, materials, and mechanical engineering, with particular expertise in solid waste management/treatment and industrial wastewater and technologies. We work with many other disciplines across SLR and on a wide range of projects in terms of their length and complexity and the team provides clients with expertise at all stages of a project from concept designs to commissioning and testing and on to performance improvement. The Process Engineering team provides clients with expertise at all project stages.

The role
The successful candidate will work as a Senior Process Engineer in our process engineering team. You will be expected to work independently and within a team to deliver a variety of projects. You will have knowledge and a good understating of a range of plastics and recycling processes, technologies and challenges, and experience of working on recycling projects and facilities as an engineer, project delivery manager or operator. The successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to develop their career in an experienced team of engineering professionals.

Your Role

Your work will be a mixture of site-based and office/home based work including:
  • Assisting with review of third-party designs, technical proposals and operational models and writing of reports for funders;
  • Preparing technical and procurement documentation and schematics/drawings, and supporting SLR’s Owner’s Engineer role in plant construction projects;
  • Assisting with preparation of models to determine plant energy and mass balances, emission rates and financial/operational models including thermodynamic calculations and basic financial metrics;
  • On-site inspection, witnessing, verification and supervision of construction, commissioning, and testing projects and troubleshooting of operational plant including waste and recycling operations (thermal, mechanical, biological, chemical) and other renewable energy and sustainability-based projects; and
  • Assisting other teams within SLR with technical and process engineering aspects of diverse projects.
  • Some travel to client sites and so on will be required as a part of this role
You will work with others in the process engineering team and other disciplines across the business including the Advisory, Environmental Management and Compliance, Land and Water and Environmental Specialist Services Groups on a wide variety of different projects.

You will be based out of one of our UK offices, though SLR offer a flexible hybrid working strategy to meet the needs of our employees wherever possible.

About us
SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 2400+ staff across 6 regions – including over 850 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a company pension plus excellent healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer flexible, agile and hybrid working which enables staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life.

About you
To be successful within the role, we envisage you'd be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Degree in Engineering
  • Experience in plastics recovery and recycling, or related field such as chemical recycling
  • Experience of Health and Safety at Work and Process Safety
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • IT literate, particularly with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Numerate and confident with data and basic modelling
  • Well organised and logical thinker
  • Full, current, clean driving licence – in the UK

To apply
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SLR Consulting is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and our expectations go beyond purely complying with legislation. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) are at the core of who we are and who we choose to be. We embrace diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within and outside our organisation. We respect and celebrate difference to ensure SLR is a place where everyone feels included, is encouraged to be their authentic self and has opportunities to grow.

Across Europe, our DE&I agenda is driven forward through our DE&I Committee, which actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion across both our internal processes and our client work. Globally, our Global Culture & Diversity Council brings together representatives from across our regions to share ideas and best practice that can be incorporated into our global policies, enabling greater transparency and supporting the development of an inclusive culture, inclusive approaches to policies and practices, and to personal behaviours.

We welcome applications from everybody, regardless of their background, and particularly invite those from groups who are currently under-represented in our business to apply, such as women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities


United Kingdom


Bristol; Edinburgh; Maidstone; Manchester - Oxford Street; Sheffield

Process Engineer
SLR Consulting
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Neil Penhall
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Private
Business Consulting
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