Jean-Robert Mazaud of SPace Architects will lend his expertise to the plans for Veolia Environmental Services (VES) Rufford Colliery site near Rainworth.
He has already worked with the company to provide innovative and sustainable designs for two award winning projects in Hampshire.
The first of these, the Portsmouth ERF was awarded the Edmund Hambly Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers while the same body presented the Brunel Medal to the Chineham ERF last year.
While these prestigious prizes are awarded for creative design in an engineering project that makes a substantial contribution to sustainable development, the committee of judges looked for projects which display a high degree of innovation and imagination.
VES Nottinghamshire project director Edward Thomas said: These awards reflect our proven track record in developing projects with strong environmental credentials which we will continue in Nottinghamshire.