Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Paisley, Scotland

Enva is a full-service and leading provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions, employing over 1,600 people at locations across 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.

Enva Specialist Scotland is one of the UK’s leading Resource Management and Recycling Companies, with a reputation for innovation and creativity.  An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Chemist to join our team, based at our Paisley depot.  This is a full-time, permanent role.

Reporting to the Divisional Technical Manager, the successful applicant will participate 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.

Key Roles and Responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out all Laboratory testing according to procedures
  • Carry out Laboratory calibrations according to procedures 
  • Develop new processes and improve existing techniques 
  • Help keep the Laboratory and equipment clean and tidy
  • Assist in carrying out Laboratory responsibilities in the plant 
  • Complete certain paperwork in a neat and tidy manner. 

The right candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Good analytical chemistry skills
  • Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Keen attention to detail with a disciplined approach
  • Good understanding of the importance of a tidy and orderly work area
  • Good interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively at all levels
  • Competent knowledge of MS Office
  • Good time management / organisational skills
  • Pro-active approach
  • Flexible / willing to take on new challenges 
  • Displays commitment to the Company and the role
  • Capable of strategic thinking 
  • Good problem-solving skills.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A university degree including Chemistry, or a minimum HND in Chemistry
  • Working knowledge of MS Office 
  • A full, clean, valid UK Driver’s License (preferred).

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you believe that you should be considered for the role to

Closing date for applications is close of business on Friday 14th May 2021. 

Enva Scotland Ltd. 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. 

No agencies please.