Sustainability Engineer

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar.

The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products.

Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico.

In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.

ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.

The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.

POSITION SCOPE

To monitor and optimize refinery energy and water performance of the plant, through the investigation of above standard use, driving of technical improvement and optimization across the short, medium, and long term.

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Sustainability Engineer is accountable for the refinery energy and water consumption results by identifying needs, opportunities and manage medium-sized projects and to work as part of a larger project team.

DETAILED ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and implement plant energy and water improvements via Continuous Improvement or Capital investments.
  • Develop new energy and water conservation projects to keep ASR-Group on pace to meet our 2030 sustainability goals.
  • To own and drive the sustainability roadmap in collaboration with Sustainability Director.
  • Develop systems to monitor plant performance and write/update process narratives for control systems improving sustainability.
  • Provide regular reports to the business by tracking initiatives: own/assist monthly energy/sustainability meetings
  • Develop and use energy and water signatures and help to identify gaps if required.
  • Provide training in sustainability related matters or as consequence of projects and significant changes.
  • Incorporate and respect all policies on Safety, Hygiene, Environment and Quality when driving sustainability activities or projects and ensure technical focus is consistent for legislative and regulatory compliance.
  • Utilize peers in North America and Europe to benchmark best practices
  • Continue with sustainability education utilizing all Corporate Resources.
  • Use continuous improvement methodologies in all activities related to sustainability.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate service level relationships with other areas as Process, Packaging, Utilities, Maintenance and Purchasing.
  • Assist in coordinating problem solving efforts requiring technical input.
  • Update and develop key documentation including process models, P&ID’s, and all process procedures for sustaining the knowledge.
  • Comply with all the standards, policies and requirements of Quality, Food Safety and Food Defense.

ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES)

  • Good understanding of Sugar Refining principles and / or Utilities Operations (steam-raising and power generation) and Energy management.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate and influence at all levels, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Logical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible, autonomous and team worker.
  • Effective co-ordination skills and leadership potential.
  • Good planning & prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, dealing with complex situations and comply with tight dead-lines.
  • Good technical understanding of process modelling, energy, manufacturing equipment and unit operations.
  • Understanding of automatic control systems and project management.
  • IT aptitude & data processing skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Availability to travel.

ESSENTIAL WORK EXPERIENCES

  • Minimum of 3 years engineering experience required
  • Knowledge on GHG emissions.
  • Experience in process modelling and optimization via use of energy and mass balances.
  • Experience in managing aspects of Safety, Hygiene, Environment and Quality (IFS, ISO 9001 & HACCP).
  • Experience/Knowledge in Continuous Improvement tools (preferable)
  • Experience/Knowledge in Project Management (preferable)

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in Engineering: Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Management.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.