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Manager Technology Development

Belgium, Olen

Precious Metals Refining

Engineering, Applied Technology

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life.

About Precious Metals Refining

The world’s resources are scarce. Umicore’s refining and recycling technology gives used metals a new lease of life. We are experts in treating the most complex materials from around the world. Our processes help bring value to the circular economy and reduce environmental impacts. To recover more metal from different types of material we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

For its BU Precious Metals Refining – Department Process & Technology Innovation (PTI) located in Hoboken, Umicore is currently looking for a

Manager Technology  Development

You take the full lead and responsibility of the technological part of the project in general, and focus in particular during the whole project life cycle on all engineering aspects and the co-ordination with other involved departments. You warrant the successful technological completion of each project phase with regard to the project goals, objectives and expectations of all stakeholders.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You manage and co-ordinate all involved members of the PTI Technology Development project Team and the insourced engineering project team.
  • You manage the engineering of all project phases, from feasibility to execution.
  • You study & analyse the required technologies and assure that the “best available” technologies are implemented.
  • You are responsible for the technical scope, from request for quotation to execution.
  • You assure the engineering resources according to planning and the investment calculations (estimates, final budget).
  • You are in charge of the co-ordination with other involved departments (Maintenance, EHS, Production) and you focus on completeness of all technical files.
  • You initiate & feed the Hazop sessions.
  • You realise the technology part of the project within the agreed planning and budget, and assure that all technical performances are met.
  • As a Manager of the Technology Development Project Team you assure consensus as well as the good functioning of the team; you plan, control and follow-up of all aspects of the project engineering by regular meetings and reporting; you detect roadblocks in time and take action in order to assure that they are solved at the soonest.

Who we are looking for

  • You have a Master degree in chemical or mechanical engineering or in applied science.
  • You have at least 5 years of project engineering experience, ranging from small units and revamps to large green field projects.
  • You are fluent in Dutch, English and have working knowledge of French and German.
  • You are familiar with the principles of Financial Management.
  • You have excellent project & engineering management skills, experience in innovative projects is a plus.
  • You are a born leader focusing on empowerment and growth of the team members and committed to values, people and results.
  • You are a problem solver and committed to results
  • You are a natural communicator, open respectful, convincing
  • Planning and organizing is your strength.
  • You are e team player, respectful, creative and assertive

What we offer

At Umicore, we aim to lead by example, commit to quality products and services and to our values. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which our people can succeed, and a culture that is open to sharing ideas, develop expertise and careers, coupled to a motivating remuneration package.

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