Chemist (Senior)

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Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Interviews will be held in person
£31,658 - £37,136
Summary of vacancy

Chemist (Senior)

Our Wakefield laboratory is searching for a chemist to join our team, to help us maximise revenue from biogas generation, by an understanding of the energy potential of feedstock materials and help us manage ongoing projects.
We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, help us maximise its potential!

In a return we offer salary of £31,658 to £37,136, plus up to 10% Bonus (~ £3,713), Company Pension, 25 Holiday Days + Bank Holiday, and benefits catalogue.
Total Package at the time of joining up to £40,849.
We'll help you progress and develop yourself further, and will support you with creating a development plan to achieve that.

About the role

What will I be doing?

As our Chemist, you’ll help us with testing and sampling wastewater, and with specific processes for the AD industry.
Your time will be split between laboratory, and our office department (same building), in order for you to be able to work on your projects- such as organising sampling and its collection from our clients throughout the year.

  • Our settings are not a standard production line. You won’t be bored with us, and our small and dynamic team is used to be taking an ownership in what they do!
  • The working patter is 0800 – 1600, but we can be flexible.
  • This is an on-site work, however Hybrid option can be visited following successfully finishing probationary period.
  • You might be asked to attend a specific training, however you will be properly compensated with 1.5x overtime rate, increasing to 2x on weekends, and to 3x on bank holidays.


What are the requirements?

  • Experience from laboratory settings, with relevant qualification to the graduate level.
  • Ownership for laboratory operations focusing on wastewater analysis and specific tests for anaerobic digesters.
  • Experience with Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) / Residual Biogas Potential (RBP) processes.
  • Experience managing project/projects.
  • Great communication, organization, and proactiveness


Who we are

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a forward-thinking company recognised as one of the top places in the UK to work.
In 2022 we were awarded by Best companies as one of the top 25 companies in the UK for employee engagement. As well as our competitive salaries and benefit packages we are able to offer long-term career development within a friendly and supportive environment.

By joining us, you will help to safeguard the environment and the public through essential waste and water management services, contribute to the sustainable development of communities, businesses, and regions, and promote the emerging low-carbon circular economy.
With our collaborative engaging culture, our employees join us and grow with us. We believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success.
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK is an equal opportunities employer. To find out more or apply, please complete the application form, and attach your CV. If you apply for any of our vacancies and do not receive an automated response within 24 hours of submitting your application, please email us at

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Job Description
Closing Date
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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.