Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Paisley, Scotland

Enva is a full-service and leading provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions, with locations throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. With sustainability at the forefront of its proposition, Enva recovers a broad range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials for re-use in manufacturing and for energy conversion, as well as providing a complete portfolio of water and waste water services.

The Laboratory Chemist participates in the analysis of inward, in-process, and outward materials, help to develop new or improved solutions, and share responsibility for general maintenance and calibration of Laboratory equipment and reagents.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • To carry out all laboratory testing according to procedures
  • To carry out laboratory calibrations according to procedures
  • To develop new processes and improve existing techniques
  • To help keep laboratory and equipment clean and tidy
  • To assist in carrying out laboratory responsibilities in the plant
  • To complete certain paperwork in a neat and tidy manner
  • Cover chemist duties at other sites in the Enva group

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • A university degree including Chemistry, or a minimum HNC/HND in Chemistry with industrial experience.
  • Ability to develop and communicate fresh ideas
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to relate well to colleagues
  • Capability of carrying out certain duties outside on plant
  • Drivers License


  • Good analytical chemistry skills
  • Highly self motivated and enthusiastic
  • Keen attention to detail/disciplined approach
  • Good understanding of the importance of a tidy and orderly work area
  • Proven decision making capabilities
  • Good interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively with all levels
  • Focused attitude
  • Competent knowledge of MS Office
  • Good time management/organisational skills
  • Pro-active approach
  • Flexible/willing to take on new challenges
  • Team player
  • Displays commitment to the Company and the role
  • Ability to analyse complex data
  • Capable of strategic thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Innovative approach

To apply it is important that you provide a covering letter detailing why you feel you are best suited for this role, as well as including your current CV and salary details. Please send your CV and covering letter to

No Agencies Please

Enva is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


  • Certificate of Higher Education (Required)