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 Technical Support 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 work within our hazardous waste treatment service offering and will be responsible for providing technical services on a wide range of our customer sites. The role is extremely customer facing and involves segregating/categorising, packaging, and transporting chemical waste all in line with current environmental, health and safety and transportation legislation. 

Additionally, the successful applicant will also be involved in the onsite processing of the waste streams and will be required to travel across Scotland in addition to carrying out a range of in-house laboratory work.

Key Roles and Responsibilities will include:

  • Sorting, segregation, and transport of waste chemicals on customer sites 
  • Carry out Laboratory testing / calibrations according to procedures 
  • Develop new processes and improve existing techniques
  • Help keep working areas clean, tidy, and up to date with any processing 
  • Assist in carrying out Laboratory responsibilities in the plant 
  • Always practice a responsibility for and awareness for Health and Safety, ensuring a safe environment for all staff and visitors to the site
  • Complete certain paperwork.

The right candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Capable of strategic thinking and on job problem solving
  • 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
  • Good interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good time management / organisational skills
  • Pro-active approach
  • Flexible / willing to take on new challenges
  • Displays commitment to the Company and the role.

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 (compulsory)
  • Understanding of ADR regulations (preferred)
  • Some physically challenging work may be required 
  • There may be a requirement to work overtime and overnight on specific jobs which will be compensated accordingly.

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.