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Process Design Engineer

Raleigh, North Carolina
29 Jul 2022

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


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
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  • Job Reference: 671159279-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Enviva
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application