Senior Site Chemist - new job in Sheffield, UK

Senior Site Chemist
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK Sheffield South Yorkshire UK S20 3FG
Job Ref: BBBH123924
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Environmental
Date Added: 19 January 2023
Senior Site Chemist required in Sheffield.

Senior Site Chemist required in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Requiring a strong background in Chemistry, waste industry experience desirable.

Title: Senior Site Chemist

Location: South Yorkshire

Salary: £26,000 to £29,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG are working with a leading waste management and recycling company who have a long and successful history of supporting the UK chemical industry. They are now looking for a Senior Site Chemist to join the team in South Yorkshire. The role would involve assisting in budgeting activities, helping to lead the other site chemists, help ensure all compliance requirements are met, help ensure strict health and safety measures are in place and being followed. You must be self-driven, confident and solution driven.

Benefits: 37.5 working hours per week Monday - Friday, 7:30am til 4:00pm, 21 days holiday + statutory bank holidays, Company pension scheme, enhanced sick pay, cycle to work, PPE provided, and company discounts at retailers. Offers fantastic opportunity for training and progression into management.


  • Receiving chemical waste onto site from industrial and commercial sites
  • Ensuring paperwork for incoming waste is compliant and correctly completed
  • Immediate testing of incoming waste to ensure conformity with paperwork using test strips
  • Further laboratory testing as needed for further analysis using techniques including flash point testing, pH testing, visual checks, odour, viscosity.
  • Working alongside site operatives to ensure that waste is processed, stored and transferred in a safe, compliant and timely manner
  • Assisting with the control of material flows through the site and ensuring container stocks are maintained to avoid delays and backlogs
  • Bulking/re-packing of waste to achieve maximum profitability
  • Supporting site chemists and operatives, ensuring all staff are working efficiently and collaboratively
  • Running morning briefings and reporting to delegate and distribute activity accordingly
  • Assist with site compliance and health and safety requirements and their strict adherence


  • Minimum HND in Chemistry, or similar qualification with significant chemistry content
  • Industrial experience preferred in the chemical or waste industry
  • Supervisory or leadership experience beneficial
  • Applications from chemistry graduates welcome in consideration for junior roles
  • Good organisational and influencing skills
  • Any of the following qualifications or experience are considered advantageous: COTC, WAMITAB, NEBOSH, IOSH

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Annie on +44 (0)161 868 2254. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies. If you know of someone else who may be interested in this role, please do pass on my details.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: hazardous waste, waste management, supervisory, supervisor, team leader, HND, site chemist, degree, chemical, chemistry, H&S, health and safety, leadership, IOSH, NEBOSH, WAMITAB

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

18/02/2023 09:56:21
GBP 26000.00 28000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Annie Shafran

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