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Project Engineer

Canada - Loyalist
Umicore Battery Materials
Engineering & Technology

Posted on 08-04-2024

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 a Project Engineer, reporting to the Project Manager. In this role you will be responsible for coordinating the design and construction of its area of responsibility & expertise and to liaise with project management, EPCm companies and contractors to successfully implement new assets and facilities.



  • Prepare, revise and approve technical documentation for the design phases of projects, guaranteeing that standards, guidelines, best available, safe and cost-effective solutions are considered.
  • Ensure that project documents are complete and optimal for a competitive and fair tender process.
  • Support the procurement phase of specific components and works, screening from bids to good reception confirmation in support of the project management.
  • Control costs during execution of projects.
  • Supervise the construction, installation and commissioning of assigned projects, within your area of responsibility.
  • Work with other Engineering teams, integrating the work with other specialties into the final project solution, assuring user deadlines are met and without unexpected delays in production.
  • Execute all assigned tasks, planning and delivering on time, safely, efficiently, reliably and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Gather relevant data to inform the decision makers regarding complex issues
  • Propose improvements (procedures, organizational, new technologies, capex, productivity) as appropriate.
  • Capture user feedback and lessons learned for future projects.
  • Collaborates in internal and external audits.
  • Manage vendors & contractors onsite, analyze the potential risk and recommend actions to mitigate the problems from construction (EHS, manpower, logistics …).
  • Perform or support commissioning of the equipment before handing over to the Process team, support process team during the internal qualification


Who we are looking for

  • University degree, or equivalent qualification, in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Instrumentation/Automation
  • Technical experience and/or background in the execution of engineering projects (of specialties above mentioned)
  • Relevant experience and understanding in the execution of industrial projects in operational environments
  • Knowledge of design software (e.g. AutoCad)
  • Knowledge of EHS standards, industry good practices and legal requirements applicable to the specialty of focus
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of the MS Office package
  • Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary engineering activities and its workflow.
  • Previous exposure to similar operations (asset)


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 organisation, 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.