The Enviva team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood bioenergy solutions. We are the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

Enviva is a seeking a Sizing Process Engineer to join Enviva’s Centers of Excellence (COE) engineering team. This individual must be a self-starter, natural leader and a subject matter expert for the green sizing, dry sizing, and screening process areas. Typical equipment included in ownership are metering bins, green hammer mills, dry hammer mills, screeners, fines handling & transportation. This role reports to the Process Engineering Manager, Centers of Excellence, and provides leadership & support to all Enviva sites.


  • Using the Enviva Four Pillars of Operational Discipline, this position is responsible for (5) key deliverables:
    • Develop, define and update detailed technical specifications and engineering standards related to sizing related equipment
    • Serve as the  subject  matter  expert  (SME)  during  the  design,  sizing  and  selection  of equipment by delivering and communicating the advantages and disadvantages for all critical decisions
    • Lead the technical aspects of commissioning, startup and full capacity ramps of both new facilities and expansion projects within existing facilities
    • Deliver & drive consistency between plants by informing, coaching and promoting best practices and standards to local teams with the purpose of driving standardization and consistency across the entire company per company standards (OEMS 7.1)
    • Directly support the critical needs of the business through planned and scheduled project related work as well as day to day support consisting of advanced problem solving and detailed hands on technical troubleshooting
  • Articulate vision for future state as well as best in class performance metrics; develop plan and manage business functions to achieve that vision
  • Lead, develop and maintain strategic technical partnerships with key vendors and equipment manufacturers
  • Conceive, plan, and execute process improvement projects to improve Enviva’s operations
  • Communicate and  advise  key  business  leaders  (executives  and  plant  management)  on methods and options for improving operations through technical solutions
  • Create, update, and maintain standard work and operating procedures (OEMS 4.5) used to develop and train operations and maintenance teams
  • Lead &  own  the  implementation  of  sound  engineering  solutions  for  mitigating  existing operational issues, drive continuous improvement, and introduce new technology innovations where appropriate
  • Contribute and participate in formal design & drawing reviews for all capital projects from large greenfield & brownfield sites to small capital projects
  • Ensure that all work, including external and internal resources, adheres to safe work practices that support a safe workplace for all
  • Lead  by  example  and  demonstrate  formality  by  ensuring  that  all  changes  are  entered, thoroughly vetted, and tracked in Enviva’s MOC (Management of Change) system
  • Participate and support Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for identifying, ranking and reducing risks across all Enviva locations per OEMS 3.1


Minimum Years of Experience

  • 5-10 years of manufacturing / process engineering experience required
  • Experience providing technical leadership in a regional (multi-site) capacity

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (would consider Chemical
  • Engineering with strong mechanical inclination & skills)

Specialized knowledge or Industry Experience

  • Statistical analysis skills of process data to drive critical actions
  • Working knowledge of Process / Value Stream Mapping
  • Design process and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Working with controls engineers on PLC & HMI interactions
  • Must be able to synthesize & understand technical documentation: Process Flow Diagrams, Piping & Instrument Diagrams, General Arrangements, Sequence of Operations

Communication Skills

  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate to engineering staff, cross functional departments, and senior leadership

Computer Literacy

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Teams, Visio, and Project
  • Minitab
  • Primavera P6
  • Bluebeam Revu
  • Oracle Aconex
  • Vantage Point Historian (Process Data Trending Tool)

Professional Certification

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • EIT Certification with pathway to Professional Engineer License

Other characteristics

  • Natural leadership ability to resolve complex multi-discipline problems
  • Must be data-driven and possess a high level of attention to detail
  • Exhibits high level of professionalism and sets an example for others to follow
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to prioritize complex and dynamic workload while maintaining a hands-on active management style and maintaining awareness of team activities
  • Demonstrated project management skills for ensuring project delivery to customer expectations, schedule, and budget
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team building skills, including ability to coach, lead, and develop work teams, provide training, motivate/empower others, drive action, and resolve conflict
  • Motivated to progress and advance career beyond this role in 2-3 years’ time

Preferred Qualifications - What Will Set You Apart

  • Demonstrated results in leveraging automated controls system / DCS for troubleshooting complex processes and implementing process improvement solutions
  • Experience in the wood products industry with similar process islands and or equipment

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work in outdoor environments and occasionally in temperatures above 100 degrees and below 32 degrees 
  • Willing and able to work in a hot, humid, cold and noisy industrial environment 
  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, to include wearing safety equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to twelve (12) hours a day
  • Willing and able to work around moving equipment and machinery
  • Willing and able to pull and lift, up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

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