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Kent Recruitment

Waste to Fuels Specialist

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Waste to Fuels Specialist to join our successful Low Carbon Consulting team in one of our UK offices.

Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Providing technical leadership for Kent’s numerous contracts for designing Waste to Fuels production plants
  • Supporting Consultancy Business Development, including technical presentations to clients during the tender phase and preparing Consultancy Proposals (including technical execution methods, hour estimates and schedule development)
  • Taking responsibility for managing Waste to Fuels studies - screening, feasibility studies, conceptual definition and working on FEED / Detailed Design projects as a Technology Manager responsible for managing 3rd party licensors / specialist vendors and integration of their work into the overall FEEDs / Detailed Designs.
  • Managing studies as described above to the highest standards and within agreed budgets and schedule. Identifying resource requirements, management of day to day work and regularly reporting progress to both client and Senior Management.
  • Attending Energy Transition conferences and industry groups as an active participant and presenter.
  • Capable of managing / directing engineers and specialist consultants.
  • Working closely with our clients.
  • Preparation of reports and presentation of results to clients.
  • Taking full technical ownership of work.

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 or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline. Chartered Engineer status.
  • Extensive experience in Waste to Fuels studies / front end design / engineering management.
  • In depth knowledge of feedstock processing, conversion, upgrading, and fuels production.
  • Simulations – working knowledge of industry known packages.
  • Knowledge of Waste to Fuels Plant overall design and interface with feedstock supply and fuels offtake.
  • Strong knowledge in particular of waste conversion, intermediates clean up, and fuels production units and required supporting utility systems.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Behaviour/ Core Competencies:

  • Capable of leading consultancy teams.
  • Experience in successfully managing studies.
  • Capable of performing duties on multiple tasks with no direct supervision and within agreed schedules and budgets.
  • Manage the preparation of cost estimates for studies.
  • Ability to think innovatively, practically and pragmatically.
  • Capable of structuring bespoke highly technical reports and presentations.
  • Interfacing, presenting and discussing complex issues with Clients as well as study management / commercial aspects.
  • Planning and forecasting ability.
  • Understanding of construction requirements and the limitations that these could impose on option selection.
  • Flexible in taking on new technology areas – supporting the wider technology team in areas associated with electrolytic hydrogen such as SAF production.


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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