Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Gateshead, England

Site Chemist

Enva is a full-service and leading provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions, with locations across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Our site in Gateshead is part of our largest provider of hazardous waste collection services to the UK's motor vehicle franchise network. Offering a wide selection of services, we are the total waste partner to a variety of industry sectors. 

Site Chemist - The Role:

To supervise the daily on-site waste transfer operations including pre-acceptance, acceptance and onward transfer. 
Ensure all operations take place in line with the Environmental Management System.

Site Chemist - Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee waste transfer operations to ensure all site activities are in line with the EMS and in full compliance with site permits
  • Maintain records as required to ensure compliance with EMS 
  • Ensure all activities and processes are documented within the EMS requirements
  • Perform pre-acceptance analysis on proposed new wastes to ensure permit compliance
  • Ensure all rejection/ non-conformances are communicated/recorded in timely manner and managed in accordance with company procedure
  • Ensuring all relevant site documentation is completed correctly, and in a timely manner
  • Ensure all PO raised and completed within the deadlines
  • Maintain site storage capacity and volumes in line with the EMS (Considering COMAH, HSG65 and Permit conditions)
  • Maintain highest standards of health and safety 
  • Responsibility for all permit reporting and monitoring
  • Auditing/training operations for compliance
  • Liaising with suppliers as required
  • To actively assist and support Operations Manager in managing subcontractors, including participation in cost negotiations
  • Be a key member of the Operations team, providing/developing key KPI’s.

Knowledge, Training, Experience, Technical and Personal Skills:

  • Proactive and safety focused approach
  • An ability to drive/develop the department/business to be best standard in the company
  • Hands on and methodical, organised with attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive and motivated with flexible and adaptable attitude
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise effectively and to plan and manage own agenda
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective and positive working relationships within and outside of the department
  • Highly focused on delivering results and objectives with a strong personal commitment to supporting the business in achieving its goals in a changing environment
  • Logical in approach with the ability to analyse data and formulate action plans
  • Good conflict resolution skills based on a ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Must demonstrate high levels of integrity and adopt a professional approach in all interactions – should be transparent, open and honest in all dealings
  • Chemistry Degree


  • WAMITAB Level 4 (4TMH or 4TSH)
  • DGSA
  • NEBOSH / IOSH Managing Safely (or higher)
  • Strong PC and technical knowledge and skills with a good working knowledge of the Microsoft packages including Word and Excel


Offering a competitive salary in a growing company committed to our people. We also offer pension contributions and other health scheme benefits including death in service.

If you have the required skills and experience, click on APPLY and forward your up to date CV and covering letter, explaining why you are a good fit for this role.

No agencies please.