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Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about wastewater treatment? Then you might be our new wastewater engineer.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Wastewater Engineer for Environmental Operations
Unlock your passion for environmental technology and join our team at Environmental Operation in Kalundborg.

We operate Northern Europe’s largest industrial wastewater treatment plant handling wastewater and spend biomass from all production facilities on Site Kalundborg including both Novozymes’ and Novo Nordisk’s factories.

We have updated our company strategy and included more ambitious sustainability goals. Environmental Operation will play an important role in meeting the goals. We need to re-think the way we treat wastewater and production biomass to cut CO2 emission and contribute to a greener future.

We will be expanding the wastewater treatment plant to support new production capacity in the coming years. We are looking for a wastewater engineer to boost our staff team capability to handle daily production, process optimization and large capacity expansion projects.

You will be part of the team of 5 engineers and 3 technicians.

The team has these main responsibilities:

  • Process responsibility including daily supervision and optimization to meet KPI targets for quality/economy and regulatory requirements
  • User manager for investment projects
  • Optimization activities including identifying and driving technology projects to further improve our production processes and secure future capacity
  • Take part in developing and implementing long-term strategies for the department.
  • Reach out to internal and external partners to support them, work with them and get inspiration to make sure we remain a center of excellency for environmental technology in Novozymes

To succeed you must: 

  • Have an educational background as M.Sc. (potentially combined with a Ph.D.), within environmental technology or related field (e.g. biology, chemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, etc.)
  • Have a high degree of personal drive and the ability to overcome unforeseen barriers and create results
  • Be a team-player who contributes proactively and understands the importance of successful collaborations
  • Be capable of taking the role as informal leader for operators and technicians in daily decision making
  • Be a quick learner and able to communicate complex problems to colleagues and stakeholders with different insights into environmental technology and processes

Location: This job will be located at Kalundborg. 

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: 5 June 2022. 

Contact details: Please contact Director Henning Pedersen, tel. +45 30770069 at Environmental Operation, for any questions, and please apply online via the "Ansøg" link, for the vacancy attached your CV and diploma.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status. 

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