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.

Design Engineering is a centralized team of discipline focused design engineering resources within the Centers of Excellence department. The purpose of this team is to provide a standardized and consistent design approach across all projects, leverage specialized knowledge both internal and external to the team, and setup projects for success by delivering ideal designs. This role reports to the Design Engineering Manager and provides support to all Enviva projects (small capital, greenfield, brownfield expansion). The Process Design Engineer role focuses on process aspects of each project to ensure optimal process flow, yield, energy consumption, and quality of the manufacturing process. This role will heavily collaborate with COE Process Engineering and Project Engineering. Design focuses on industrial continuous processing equipment that takes various wood fiber sources and turns them into pellets.


• Own standards, requirements, and quality of process drawings & deliverables – P&IDs, PFDs, process mass balance, time studies, project value stream map (production model), project basis of design (process), project process hazard analysis
• Support project teams collaborating with engineering firms and key vendors to drive process engineering deliverables
• Perform options/alternatives analysis on various process decisions to drive best business decisions backed by data and economics
• Serve as Design Engineering liaison with internal Process Engineering Subject Matter Experts
• Scope and perform studies or DOEs at existing facilities to gather information to aid project decision making
• Drive consistency across project designs by implementing best practices with the goal of achieving company wide standardization.
• Assist in continuous improvement effort of equipment engineering specifications and requirements for new and existing sites across all of Enviva per OEMS 4.1.
• Partner with procurement to provide direction and conduct reviews on scope of work packages.
• Implement sound engineering solutions for mitigating existing issues, drive continuous improvement, and introduce innovations where appropriate.
• Demonstrate formality and lead by example in ensuring that all changes are entered, thoroughly vetted, and tracked through an approved Change Management process.
• Travel to sites to benchmark existing process, perform studies, and support project design & construction. Initial travel to various sites during onboarding first 6 months to shadow operations, support project commissioning, and execute other activities that will accelerate progression on learning curve.


• 5-10 years of overall engineering experience required
• 3+ years of process engineering experience required
• 2+ years of project/design engineering experience required
• Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial (or other related) Engineering
• Preferred experience and exposure to process equipment used in pelleting process or wood products
• Must be highly literate of technical documentation: Process Flow Diagrams, Piping & Instrument Diagrams, General Arrangements, Piping & Ducting Isometrics, 3D Models, Basis of Design
• Experience performing process design analysis & calculations – time studies, material balances, single point of failure analysis
• Experience performing engineering studies – scoping, testing, data analysis
• Formal engineering design review process
• Engineering Options Analysis & Business Case Development
• Change Management
• Risk Assessment and Evaluation
• Process Hazards Analysis
• Ability to navigate in and review designs via 3D models (Navisworks viewer)
• Knowledge of Relevant Industry Good Engineering Practices and Applicable Codes
• General Pump and Fan Design Criteria Knowledge
• Industrial/Process Ducting and Low-Pressure Air Handling
• Solids Material Handling Equipment
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills to effectively communicate to diverse stakeholders summarizing technical information in a concise and clear manner
• 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
• Demonstrated time management skills for ensuring proper support on multiple projects simultaneously while upkeeping with side duties
• Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
• Computer Literacy
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Teams, Visio, and Project
• Bluebeam Revu
• Navisworks
• AutoCAD Plant 3D
• Professional Certification
• Professional Engineer License Encouraged
• Specialized knowledge and understanding of process specific equipment and requirements of our process or the wood products industry in general

Working conditions: 
• Extended hours are required at times to meet critical deadlines and commitments for engineering design project deliverables
Physical requirements
• Ascending or descending ladders and stairs in field is occasionally required
• Working in extreme temperatures (hot or cold), outdoor elements (precipitation and wind) and noisy environments for extended periods of time is occasionally required

Travel requirements:
• Overnight travel to various construction sites in differing regions (Mid-Atlantic, Wilmington, Pascagoula, Savannah) required 10-20% of the time

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