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 Process Engineer to join Enviva’s Centers of Excellence (COE) engineering team. This individual must be a self-starter, natural leader and serve as a subject matter expert for multiple process areas. 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 process 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 OEMS 7.3
    • 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 reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as defining 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
    • 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 Experience

  • Minimum 5 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 or Chemical Engineering (with industrial equipment experience)

Specialized knowledge or Industry Experience

  • Statistical analysis skills of process data to drive improvement & optimization
  • Design process and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Extensive experience working with controls engineers on PLC & HMI
  • Must be able to synthesize & understand technical documentation: Process Flow
    Diagrams, Piping & Instrument Diagrams, General Arrangements, Sequence of
    Operations and/or Control Narratives

Communication Skills

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

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
  • Ability to leverage fundamental engineering principles to solve problems in real

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated results in partnering with controls engineers for troubleshooting complex
    processes involving PLCs, HMIs, data acquisition and PID control loops
    • Experience in the wood products industry with similar processes and or equipment
    • Preferred Experiences
    o Working alongside frontline operations and maintenance personnel at one or
    more manufacturing sites
    o Working with heavy industrial equipment including tooling and dies

Physical Requirements:

  • Nighttime and weekend work are required at times to provide continuous support to a
    24/7 manufacturing environment
    • Working in extreme temperatures (hot or cold), outdoor elements (precipitation and
    wind), dusty and noisy environments across uneven ground for extended periods of time
    is to be expected
    • Overnight travel to various manufacturing regions (Mid-Atlantic, Wilmington,
    Pascagoula, Savannah) required 25-50% of the time
    • Overnight travel during the first year may average as high as 80% for extended periods of
    time to establish subject matter expertise in the field across many locations

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