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Kent Recruitment

Consultant Process Engineer

Woking, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Consultant Process Engineer to be based in Woking.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions. We are seeking to hire a high caliber Consultant Process Engineer as the Process Department will be one of the key departments in our rapidly expanding UK Engineering Services business that provides Pre-FEED, FEED, Detailed Design and PMC services in Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, Waste to Fuels as well as traditional energy projects to international clients. This role is based in Woking, where we operate a hybrid working pattern with 3 days in the office and 2 days WFH.

Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Capable of performing duties with no direct supervision and within agreed schedules and budgets
  • Has appreciation of multi-discipline engineering design activities. Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency
  • Supports the project management team in planning and identifying technical issues which could limit progress or impact project budgets. Interfaces with the client
  • Provides all necessary input and support to project progress and reporting
  • Supports the Process Group Manager with development of discipline engineers and ensuring technical excellence
  • Consultant Process Engineer is accountable to the project management team for delivery of discipline deliverables in the project environment
  • The corporate reporting line is to respective Process Group Manager
  • May work either as a lead process engineer or specialist consultant on a feasibility, concept, FEED, detailed design or EPC project. May be a subject matter expert within a specific area of their discipline
  • Technically responsible within a project for all process engineering work. Allocating, supervising and directing preparation of project deliverables. Subject to project size, will delegate some level of supervision and specific checking activities to appropriate competent personnel
  • Capable of formulating resolutions to technically challenging and/or high-profile issues without support and effectively communicating with project engineers, project management, clients and senior management
  • Undertakes specialist activities or reviews of process engineering aspects based on their high level of competency within areas of process engineering
  • Supervises, reviews and checks the process activities
  • Identifying and resolving discrepancies and divergences from original proposal/ contract by raising technical queries and/or identifying trends and changes within the framework of management of change
  • Participates in factory acceptance tests
  • Participates in multi-discipline engineering design reviews and provides all necessary process input and support to the close-out of actions
  • Reviews the ITB documents submitted as the proposal. Identifies a clear scope of work, prepares and reviews the man-hour estimates, inputs to the project execution plan and schedule. Supervises preparation of the process TDR
  • Responsibility for planning/scheduling the process activities and identifying manpower requirements through the project. Liaises with process group manager for allocation of resources
  • Provides necessary regular project centre updates and reporting to project management and process group manager
  • Provides support to procurement including for long lead items enquiry: prepares technical requisitions, reviews vendor documentation and provides technical bid evaluation support to ensure compliance
  • Ensures compatibility and compliance with client specifications and recommends cost-effective/ value added improvements within the scope of client specifications and requirements
  • Consults with quality assurance on any issues relating to compliance with Kent’s ISO accredited QMS and project specific procedures, guides and standards. Coordinates internal and client audit requests
  • Participates in employee performance development, establishes performance criteria, identifies employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends and provides training and development requirements in consultation with process group manager
  • Supports the process group manager in maintaining technical competence within the discipline and quality of delivery on projects
  • Supports process group manager in the recruitment process
  • Leads the process activities in developing the process design within project budget and determining timing for resource requirements. Serves as the liaison for inter-discipline engineering involved in the project and is accountable for overall process related activities for the successful completion of project, on schedule and within manpower and budget estimates
  • All technical decisions on process technical content, and interfaces with other disciplines within the project. Consults with project management on major issues and makes recommendations to process group manager on mobilisation of personnel and specialist 3rd parties if necessary
  • Supervises any number of process engineers in the project environment
  • Duties essentially performed in Kent offices. Time spent in production of deliverables, supervision, planning, coordination, attending meetings and maintaining contacts. May be required to travel to other Kent offices, client’s offices, vendor offices and attend site visits as necessary, in accordance with corporate or project requirements
  • Our team will be expected to be in the office nominally 3 days a week to help build that positive team culture

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:

  • Master’s degree in chemical engineering or post-graduate chemical engineering qualification
  • Chartered status preferred. Significant related experience of working for engineering/client organisations in the oil and gas industry and/ or Low Carbon Energy Transition projects
  • Exposure to consultancy, FEED/ detailed design and EPC projects
  • In depth knowledge of applicable international and industry specifications, standards and codes
  • Knowledge of safety and quality procedures and best practice
  • Specialist/high competency in specific area(s) of process engineering


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Behaviour/ Core Competencies:

  • Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills
  • Tactful in resolving issues
  • Cost awareness
  • Proactive approach
  • Alertness and attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Multi-tasking/prioritising
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Analytical and problem-solving mind set
  • Global work share experience


The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

We’re a disability-friendly employer and can make adjustments to support you to perform at your best during the recruitment process. Please contact us confidentially at [email protected] to find out how we can support you.

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