Location: Moodiesburn, Glasgow
Package: NA
Employment Requirements: Due to local restrictions, applications will only be considered from candidates who already hold a permanent right to work in the location stated above

Chemical Process Engineer

At SARIA Food & Pharma, our activities are characterized by connected value chains, decades of shared market expertise and a unifying spirit of innovation to continuously develop our people and our products.

Van Hessen, Devro and Bioiberica use animal raw materials to create their wide range of products, which are ubiquitous and universal, but anything but ordinary. With a complementary portfolio of casings for the sausage industry that includes natural and collagen-based casings, Devro and Van Hessen are leading product experts in their industry. The global life science company Bioiberica produces active ingredients for humans, animals and plants, from starting material it receives from Van Hessen.

We create the added layer of value with our products and services, improve the well-being of all by taking life science further and combine our attention to detail with the extraordinary, because it all matters.

The opportunity:  

As the Chemical Process Engineer, you will be responsible for managing capital projects. Designing and installing new systems of a process nature to improve quality, safety and output whilst assessing, supporting and troubleshooting systems already installed and utilised for production. Evaluate and improve processes in order to improve efficiency, reduce cost, improve sustainability and maximize profitability.


  • Formulate, assess and recommend process designs and improvements to enhance process performance, safety and product quality. Ensure compliance with environmental, safety and quality standards. 
  • Define, plan, and organise all aspects of a project including financial evaluation, control of budgets and timescales to meet the stated objectives of that project.
  • Assess and specify all items of plant equipment required for a projects andbe able to offer advice to others on plant selection and specification.
  • Conduct risk assessments and provide thorough instructions for successful implementation of process changes.
  • Perform commissioning and testing of new plant or systems, assessing their suitability for their stated purpose, and monitoring the performance once the system is live.
  • Plan and implement system and process training, on both new and modified plant. 
  • Supervise and control any external contractors that are utilised both on and off-site during project life cycles to ensure that they are working safely to timescales, budgets and design criteria.

About you: 


  • Should have good all round project management skills and be able to ensure completion of multiple concurrent projects within the stated boundaries of cost, time, and quality. 
  • Good analytical approach to problem solving coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate and influence effectively at all levels, both internally and externally. 


  • Should be able to offer expertise on process plant design, evaluation, and construction materials and methods.
  • Should have working knowledge of the regulations on COSHH, CDM, and the Pressure Equipment Directive.  Practical knowledge of AutoCAD, in particular the production of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.


  • Should be educated to Degree level in Chemical Engineering, with over 5 years of experience within the process industries. Chartered Engineering status would be an advantage. Must be experienced in carrying out Risk Assessments and HAZOPs.

What next?

If this sounds like a role that you would be interested in, then we would love to hear from you.  To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter explaining the key attributes that you could bring to the role. We would also recommend you speak with your manager to discuss your interest in this role.

Email address for applications: linsey.adair@devro.com

Closing Date:


Please note, closing dates are subject to change and, at times of high volume of applications, this may be brought forward.

Important to us:

We believe it takes diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective to create a truly innovative company. If you require any adjustments to be able to pursue an application with us, please let our Recruitment team know.  

Information Security is paramount at Devro, so your application will be processed and stored in line with our data protection policies.