Sustainability Process Engineer – Diageo – Aberdeen


Job Description


Sustainability Process Engineer

Based – Elgin or Cameronbridge, Scotland

Permanent – Full Time

Closing Date – 27th Jan 2023

Join our Technical Team – As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce and deliver 6.5 billion litres of world-leading products every year across 180 markets globally. Because of this huge undertaking, we rely on highly advanced systems as well as the very best talent to make sure our businesses continue to run smoothly.

To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, you’re part of a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone.

Our Sustainability Technical team based in Scotland is delivering net zero carbon in the Scotch category operational footprint by 2030 by implementing the carbon reduction programme. Working closely with site operations, global project engineering and business partnering functions, the team is leading and supporting a range of projects to deliver the carbon reduction agenda across 32 distilleries, 4 maltings, 1 bottling hall, maturation and coopering footprint.

About this role – Working with the Scotch Category Sustainability Manager, the Process Engineer will lead the identification and scoping of new opportunities to deliver our carbon reduction programme as well as continually providing technical insights to improve and enhance the performance of existing carbon reduction technology.

You will benchmark internally and externally to identify new insights to unlock performance pushing the boundaries to breakthrough performance, whilst building and sustaining collaborations with the functional team members within the Scotch category (i.e. finance, human resources, risk & governance, procurement) to deliver well-rounded solutions to challenges.

Location – This role is a mixture of home based working and attendance at site to ensure the successful completion of projects. The home location can be either Elgin, or Cameronbridge – likely 2-3 days from home, and 2-3 days on site.

Other key responsibilities for this role will be:

Demonstrating steadfast drive to deliver step change sustainability performance in respect to carbon reduction

Optimisation of new sustainability assets to deliver beyond business case performance

Supporting continuous improvement and problem-solving activities by providing / utilising technical knowledge and experience presented in a logical and codified way.

Coaching team members and customers to improve technical understanding and capability

Encouraging a growth mind-set to problems faced and empowering people to take ownership

Being a role model and champion the use of data and analytics tools and systemic root cause problem solving tools within Scotch category

Identifying need for multi -disciplinary problem-solving teams to address systemic problems

Leading and driving engagement for the implementation of the processes and strategy within Scotch category

Reviewing, creating and proactively using the technical learning curriculums and materials on Diageo Academy and other sources to continuously growing and developing in role and supporting the development of the operational teams

To be successful in this role, you will need:

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to communicate to all levels across the plant

Experience in leading and delivering projects within a functional team

Excellent analytical skills with ability to lead and drive improvements

Degree level qualification in chemical engineering

Full Clean driving licence due to the travel requirements in this role

Working with Us – Join us and you can also expect a highly competitive and flexible rewards and benefits package including annual bonus, product allowance, 6 months paid family leave, private medical insurance, share options, contributary pension scheme.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

About Us – From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character and in 250 years, nothing’s changed. We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company. Our brands are industry icons. And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role. It’s why we trust them with our legacy. And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve.

Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the world’s very best people.

We’re looking for people with creativity, boldness and a sense of purpose to take Diageo and our timeless, pioneering brands to the next level.

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.

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