05 Jan, 2024

Primary Olefins Engineer

£55,000 yearly
  • Innospec
  • Ellesmere Port, UK
Lead Engineer, Oil & Gas Engineer, Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Following business expansion, a vacancy has arisen for a Primary Olefins Engineer within our Customer Technical Services team based at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.  

Salary up to £55,000

Benefits include:

  • Private healthcare as a taxable benefit
  • ShareSave scheme where employees can save via salary sacrifice and convert savings to shares or cash out
  • Up to 30% annual bonus payment
  • There are two pensions schemes available:
  • Employee contributes 5% and company matches that with 5%
  • Employee contributes 10% and company contributes 15% Death in service 6x salary
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (increasing by a day after 2, 4 and 5 years’ service) 

About Innospec:

With manufacturing plants, research centres and additional facilities in twenty-five countries, Innospec provides chemicals, additives and formulations for many different markets, including agrochemicals, construction, fuel, home care, metal extraction, oilfield, personal care, polymers and waxes.

Innospec Fuel Specialties is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty additives for petroleum-based fuels, coal, and bio-fuels used in a diverse scope of applications.

Our chemistry is engineered for the exacting demands of each fuel application. Global R&D and testing, and industry-specific expertise ensure innovative fuel treatments for fuel stability, specification, performance, storage, handling, environmental compliance and protection. With a worldwide supply chain, outstanding market knowledge, and first-class service, we are a powerful resource for solving challenges, enhancing performance, ensuring environmental compliance, and improving logistics and we are looking for likeminded people to join our global team.

The key responsibilities of this role include: 

Providing expertise and technical support to sales and marketing activities in EMEA, including travel as required, on Primary Olefin process application additive treatments, plant production issues and resolutions.

Working closely with the Sales team to identify new sales opportunities, to provide technical support and expertise to field sales and to monitor Primary Olefins markets to understand drivers, trends and competitor activities.

Providing technical support for defining and developing strategies for new products and/or applications in the Primary Olefin area and support translating these into value propositions for the business.

Supporting new product introduction as well as providing remote and onsite technical support to existing treatment applications.

Carrying out pre application discovery audits, running field performance trials with our own technical service engineers, which would include data gathering from the DCS and interpreting chemical performance, liaising with the operations teams and making dose adjustments recommendations where necessary.


  • Any process experience in the field of ethylene and styrene monomer manufacturing and an understanding of business drivers. 
  • A degree or equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or aligned subject.
  • Commercial awareness and an understanding of sales and marketing activities and techniques.
  • An awareness of the treatment and use of process additive solutions in ethylene production, especially in dilution steam, compressors and olefins recovery sections.

To apply please send your cv to: Beth McDonnell Hynes, HR Manager Beth.Hynes@innospecinc.com>



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