Senior Process Engineer - West Sussex


Biffa plc is the leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. Through the expertise of our people and investment in technology we promote and deliver sustainable waste management solutions.

Our cutting edge Mechanical & Biological Treatment plant in Horsham has the capacity to process over 310,000 tonnes of waste per year. The facility includes the mechanical recovery of both recyclable material and residual waste for RDF with any biodegradable material being treated within the AD plant to generate electricity. The plant has the ability to produce up to 4.5MW of electricity to power the MBT facility and export to the national grid.


The purpose of the Senior Process Engineer position is to ensure that the provision of Process engineering support is given to the energy & engineering division.


1 Ensure the provision of process engineering support to the engineer division is provided.

2 Preparation of mass balances, process designs for new projects and developments.

3 Provision of operational support to plant operational teams to provide plant optimization techniques.

4 Attend meetings in operational regions as required.

5 To work with regional teams to improve control of contractors, operational efficiency and effectiveness, and to deliver year on year improvement of performance.

6 To provide leadership and support to operational teams and provide best practice’s with respect to health and safety objectives.

7 To carry out any other reasonable job-related tasks.


• Job role involves split responsibilities. General process engineering support with data analysis and process tracking with respect to KPI and process health on all Energy & Engineering sites as required.
• Project management of new projects from conception to commissioning / developing solutions to budget related issues, with engineering & operational options on existing infrastructure.
• Job requires flexible thinking and engineering and/or science background backed with operational engineering experience within waste management.
• Job requires interfacing with various divisions and personnel, with no direct reports, but dotted lines into various operational teams.


Education / Qualifications

Degree educated in Engineering or Science based discipline

IOSH / COSHH / HAZOP / CDM / Other engineering qualifications


3+ years in waste operations


Knowledge SCADA / FDS / RAMS / Pumps / Mechanical equipment (shredders, macerators etc).

In return we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and real career progression.