Lead Chemical Engineer

Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£70k-£100k + company benefits
Posted
22 Feb 2019
Specialism
Chemicals, Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to increased expansion, our client is actively seeking to appoint a Lead Chemical Engineer to join their facility - based in Oxford. As Lead Chemical Engineer, you will take ownership of the daily running of the pilot plants, whilst having the ability to design production equipment and lead a team of technical staff.

To be considered for the Lead Chemical Engineer opportunity, you will ideally hold a PhD level qualification in Chemistry or Material Science (BSc/MChem will also be accepted) coupled with extensive experience in process development and managerial exposure.


Responsibilities 

  • Design of production equipment on laboratory, pilot and mass production scales and negotiation with equipment vendors
  • Take ownership of moving chemical processes to full scale manufacture
  • Leadership in running and directing projects, which will require an understanding of design/CAPEX/LEAN manufacturing processes.
  • Directing the work flow of other Chemical Engineers within the group.
  • Working closely with Scientists to develop new material concepts and supply chain.


Requirements 

  • You will ideally hold a PhD level qualification in Chemical Engineering - however BEng/MEng level qualifications will also be accepted.
  • Synthesis of carbon and / or silicon based materials, especially powders, including exposure to pilot or production scale manufacture
  • Design of production equipment on laboratory, pilot and mass production scales and negotiation with equipment vendors
  • Developing processes required to take products to market
  • Designing structured experiments and analysis utilising statistical methodologies
  • Capability to lead complex problem solving using appropriate tools, draw conclusions and make recommendation on process in a multi-discipline team (Six Sigma would be an advantage)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project leadership and time management skills.


In return, the company can provide an excellent platform to learn new skills dedicated to process scale up coupled with a very competitive salary package - £70k-£100k + company benefits
Process/Scale-Up/Chemical Engineering/Pilot Plant/Six Sigma

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