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Senior Process Engineer - Food/ solids handling

Job Type:
Market related


Contract Senior/ Principal Process Engineer – Food Products Processing / Solids Handling

Initial 6 Month Contract

Milton Keynes/ Hybrid working

Outside IR35 – LTD company

A 9 day fortnight is available for this role

A Senior Process Engineer/ Principal Process Engineer with specific experience with solids handling, and familiarity with Food Safety and Safe Design is required to work on an initial 6 month contract basis.

Applications are welcomed from Process Engineers with the capability to deliver and coordinate technically complex process engineering design within proposals, studies, projects execution & operations, as part of a study and/or project team, in accordance with design & engineering standards & procedures, schedules and budget, and with a continuous concern for quality standards and customer satisfaction.

Job scope:

A working knowledge of the food industry and solid handling projects is necessary, including background and expertise in:

Corn to ethanol projects in the food industry.

Solids handling.

Aspen plus knowledge for simulations- Aspen plus and Aspen Custom modeler.

Milling equipment design.

Slurry handling.

Analysis of project specifications, tender and proposals requirements, contributing to the development of design parameters and methodologies. Preparing technically correct, safe, environmentally friendly, cost & time effective discipline engineering assessment and solutions covering:

  • Design basis
  • Process description
  • PFD’s and heat & material balance
  • MSD and material selection philosophy
  • Control scheme
  • Process and Utility P&ID’s
  • Equipment & instrumentation Datasheet
  • Utilities and chemicals consumption summaries
  • Simulations and calculations

Providing support across all project activities, from engineering to start-up, as required.

Interfacing with other process engineering disciplines and design team(s).

Assisting in development of process knowledge databases for studies, projects and/or operations (capturing and reporting events & experiences within studies, projects & operations and writing of technical notes).

Project scope will require the following background and experience:

University chemical engineering degree.

Theoretical knowledge of process design methods and tools.

Experience in Oil & Gas Processing, Refining and/or Ethylene/ Petrochemicals, preferably with an engineering contractor.

Demonstrable working knowledge in food industry, safe design, and solid handling projects:

-               Corn to ethanol projects in the food industry.

-               Solids handling.

-               Aspen plus knowledge for simulations- Aspen plus and Aspen Custom modeler.

-               Milling equipment design.

-               Slurry handling.

Process simulation: Aspen plus and Aspen Custom modeler.

Engineering Work Processes: Interdisciplinary coordination, change management.

Industry Codes and Standards: Knowledge of API 520, 521, 526, 527, 2000, etc.

Project reporting: Progress and schedule reporting.

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Senior Process Engineer’s looking for new employment.

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