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Automation/Electrical and Instrumentation Manager

Canada - Loyalist
Umicore Battery Materials
Engineering & Technology

Posted on 14-05-2024


About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About Umicore Battery Materials in Canada

Umicore is preparing to build a battery materials production plant in Loyalist Township, Ontario - the first of its kind in North America. The cutting-edge facility will be a critical part of Canada’s electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. Throughout the design, construction, and operation of the plant, Umicore will be seeking a variety of professionals who share our passion for innovation and sustainability.


What you will be doing

For this new site, we are looking for an Automation/Electrical Engineering Manager, reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager. In this role you will responsible for establishing standards and systems for the Automation and Electrical Engineering teams, applicable to the relevant Capital Project. Collaborating with global and external engineering experts to develop best-in-class technical solutions for new assets and facilities, and assigning engineers to the project team(s) to support the installation and commissioning of the facility in their field of specialization up to handover to operations. 



  • Partner with the Global Engineering organization for application of established standard designs and/or strategies for engineering execution,  
  • Champion for the common platform approach across global UBM facilities to maximize productivity, scale, and opportunity to learn from experience in other locations 
  • Guarantees the execution of work within the project agreed scope, planning and budget of their field of responsibility 
  • Works with other specialized teams, integrating the work with other specialties into the final project solution, assuring that timelines are met 
  • Proposes improvements (procedures, organizational, new technologies, capex, productivity) as appropriate 
  • Assures that technical requirements are met 
  • Manages risk, change of scope and deviations of the work assigned to his team members 
  • Coordinates the work awarded to contractors, guaranteeing a safe execution, quality of workmanship, and that timelines are respected 
  • Performs or supports commissioning of the equipment before handing over to the Process team and supports process team during the internal qualification 
  • Supports direct reports as required for decision-making or priority-setting 
  • Develop individual onboarding plans for new team members in partnership with Project Liaison Team Leader, ensuring successful, rapid onboarding and contribution to the team


Who we are looking for

  • Masters level university degree , or equivalent qualification, in Automation, Electrical, or Instrumentation Engineering 
  • At least 10 years of progressive engineering leadership experience across multiple assignments, ideally with 5 years’ experience in Automotive or Material/Mining Industry or alternatively in a regulated industry. 
  • Deep technical mastery in the relevant field of expertise, evidenced by publications, patents or other technical achievements 
  • Technical experience and/or background in the execution of engineering projects (of specialties above mentioned) and relevant experience and understanding in the execution of industrial projects in operational environments. 
  • Knowledge of EHS standards, industry good practices and legal requirements applicable to the specialty of focus. 
  • Computer literate with strong working knowledge of the MS Office package specially  Excel, PowerPoint & Word
  • Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down


What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organization, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


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Umicore invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We provide support in our recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you are contacted to participate in our recruitment process and require accommodation, please let us know.