Senior Project Leader

£25,000 - £35,000 + Package
26 Feb 2018
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Project Leader
Paper / Packaging
Based in Kent

Job ref:    CST/40434

Salary:      £25000 to £35000 + package

The client:

Our client is part of an international paper manufacturing group which manufactures creative, graphic and security papers in 16 industrial sites around the world.  The company has an opportunity in its Technical Department for a Project Leader to work within its Technical team. The role will provide an opportunity for someone looking to deploy knowledge gained through their degree process to be involved in all requirements of New Product Development, and technical process efficiencies linked to the Paper manufacturing process. In addition, you will learn and be involved in maintaining environmental (ISO:14001, FSC, PEFC) and Quality (ISO:9001) requirements for the Mill.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
⦁    Coordinate and perform laboratory tests to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations. Present findings to senior colleagues
⦁    Coordinate and perform environmental tests to produce reliable and precise data to support ISO 14001 business requirements. Present necessary findings to senior colleagues
⦁    Maintain the necessary fundamental and/or routine tasks accurately and follow strict methodologies through to subsequent analysis and interpretation/conclusion in an accurate manner
⦁    Provide support on production projects
⦁    Prepare reports, analyse data and make recommendations to projects
⦁    Assist or coordinate activities with other departments to deliver technical team objectives and promote good working practice
⦁    Operate, maintain and calibrate specific laboratory/manufacturing equipment to a standard required to maintain ISO quality standards
⦁    Monitor the use and inventories of required laboratory chemicals and supplies
⦁    Provide technical support as and when required
⦁    Work safely and with due regard to procedures, systems and general HS&E rules

⦁    Ideally a graduate or HNC minimum. Chemistry, Paper Science, Physics, Mathematics, Material Science
⦁    Computer literate and open to learning new software

Technical Skills/Competencies:
⦁    Good understanding and application of laboratory techniques
⦁    Strong numeracy skills
⦁    Experience with statistical process control (SPC), data analysis and statistical skills) desirable
Personal Skills/Competencies:
⦁    Self-motivated, self-starter
⦁    Team-player & ability to work autonomously
⦁    Effective communication skills both verbally and non-verbally (report writing/emails/SOP’s)
⦁    Practical aptitude and attention to detail
⦁    Punctual
⦁    Goal-orientated, methodical and well-organised
⦁    Competent record-keeping skills
⦁    Current driving licence and EU passport

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to

The company has retained Listgrove to manage this project on their behalf and all third party applications will be forwarded for their attention.  Fees will not be payable to recruitment consultancies that send speculative candidate applications.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
0044(0) 1789 207070

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

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Amsterdam, Malmö and Dubai


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