Project Manager (Chemical Engineer / Practical Industrial Chemist)

Posted 17 April by Brunswick Executive Search Limited Easy Apply

Our client is a producer of specialist metals including ferrotitanium, high purity chromium plus many other alloys in addition to the laboratory services. They are a global company with a global customer base and have a reputation for solid reliability, which is now being augmented as a service and innovative business.

A novel concept for the manufacture of an oxide from an ore has been proposed and trailed at small scale. The project aims to develop a full industrial scale plant using novel process routes. The novel process involves a number of stages including high temperature furnacing, as well as water and acid chemical treatments.

The pilot line stage is underway with the aim to optimise the process to move to larger scale. It aims to demonstrate that the principles of the proposal hold true, and that the final products of the process meet specified requirements.

An experienced CHEMICAL ENGINEER / PRACTICAL INDUSTRIAL CHEMIST is now required to optimise the pilot line process and develop a capital expenditure proposal for a scale up operation of oxide processing (in phase 2 of the project)

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Chemical Engineer / Practical Industrial Chemist with the required theoretical and practical competence to lead and take ownership for this novel concept.

Job Title: Project Manager (Chemical Engineer / Practical Industrial Chemist)

Package: Competitive package including attractive base salary

Location: Base location; South Yorkshire

Purpose

  • To optimise the recipe and processing stages of the oxide extraction process

  • To lead the technical design of the product into phase 2 of the project

  • To support with various continuous improvement projects within the business

Duties

  • Owner of the product / process recipes for the novel process

  • Designing a standard operating procedure

  • Planning and manage trials within the novel process development

  • Project management to progress project including the preparation of CAPEX proposals

  • Key contact with equipment manufacturers to ensure best results and value for money

  • Managing a designated budget to meet project requirements and timescales

  • Develop and manage other continuous improvements and cost reduction projects

  • Work in a professional manner at all times so to project a positive image internally and externally

Standards of Performance

  • No accidents or non-conformances raised

  • Self starting demonstrating leadership to drive the project forward

  • Working to timescales

  • Attention to detail - demonstrating accuracy in all calculations and upscaling equipment

  • Achieving challenging but realistic targets (Results Driven)

  • Team player

  • Knowledge capture and sharing with other team members

Knowledge and Expertise

  • Degree or higher degree in Chemical Engineering or Applied Chemistry (ideally 2i or better)

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a minerals processing or process engineering environment.

  • Experience of; heat treatment, dewatering, and acid treatment and storage and waste management.

  • Experience in running a pilot plant facility

  • Experience setting up a plant

Required skills

  • Capex
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Pilot Plant
  • Project Management

Reference: 34494940

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