Process Design Engineer

Reports to

Design Engineering Manager

Role Purpose

Ensure our customers’ needs are met through a detailed understanding of their requirements and develop industry leading process designs to suit. You will have knowledge of the processes involved in manufacturing various food/drink products and be able to confidently talk with customers about their requirements.

You will assist the sales team through the generation of process flow diagrams and P&IDs. You will also assist with design developments and changes on live projects, whilst working alongside the mechanical design and project delivery teams.

Designs will be completed with sustainability and energy efficiency at the forefront of your mind, whilst ensuring compliance with the latest industry codes of practice.


Person Specification

Overview of required qualifications, knowledge, experience, skills and attributes.


  • Formal qualification in chemical engineering, HND/HNC minimum; other engineering disciplines, e.g. mechanical engineering, systems engineering would be considered
  • Proficient in the use of 2D AutoCAD package such as AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Experience with, and understanding of, processing equipment; experience specific to the dairy, food and/or beverage industries would be beneficial
  • Willing to travel and attend customer sites to suit business needs
  • A good knowledge of material properties
  • Innovative problem solving skills, creativity, proficiency, and an ability to work in a team
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Good planning, administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage several tasks and people concurrently and meet deadlines
  • Be hard working and conscientious
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good ICT skills, including use of MS package
  • Understanding of relevant health and safety legislation
  • Hold a valid driving licence


  • Autodesk Plant 3D software experience
  • Previous experience of working within food, drink and allied sectors
  • Willingness to continue personal development

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