Global Engineering Manager

Job location:
Bironico, Switzerland
Created moment:
April 14, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05735

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Global Engineering Manager

Job Summary

Recognized internationally as a market leader in graphite and carbon solutions, Imerys Graphite & Carbon serves a variety of growing industrial sectors including electric vehicles, polymers, engineering materials and refractories.  Research and innovation are the drivers of all our solutions, developed at our own laboratories and produced in our own factories equipped using the most advanced technologies.

Part of the Imerys Group, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is headquartered in Switzerland with commercial offices and production sites around the globe.

For our Global Industrial Development Department, based in our headquarter in Bironico (Switzerland), we are looking for a


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and Coordinate the Engineering Team to deliver dedicated projects in a planned timeline.

  • Create and coordinate   solid interdisciplinary teams of engineers Execute strategies, and coordinate execution with other managers. 

  • Supervise the Engineering activities related to each project.

  • Perform global improvement on engineering management in order to: reduce capex costs, deliver projects deliverables in time, budget and performances (project management), increase Company Technical competitiveness, through the evaluation of Capital Expenditure Request, expert community and standardization of best practices. 

  • Development and ownership of the Engineering solutions design including process: proposing CAPEX projects budget and secure department review and validation.

  • Advise on selecting the proper external Engineering Contractors partners.

  • Coordinate external Engineering Contractors, including management of their scope of work, budget, quality and timely deliverables in accordance with Project requirement.

  • Secure department operational support during preparation and execution for major industrial projects. 

  • Deliver expertise in the engineering disciplines fields upon request.

  • Improve EHS workplace performance by promoting an incident-free workplace, identifying and mitigating EHS risk and implementing safety and environmental management systems in accordance with regulations, corporate compliance policies and different countries standards.


  • Master Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Automation or Civil)

  • +10 years relevant experience in engineering (all related disciplines), construction supervision and sites management.

  • Excellent communication skills in Italian, English. 

  • French and German basics are a plus.

  • Availability to travel worldwide (10-25%).

  • Outstanding capacity to evaluate technical feasibility and practical solutions.

  • Project management skills: organized, time conscious, result oriented. 

  • Ability to convince with clear demonstration, autonomous, rigorous.

  • Capacity to elaborate precise and concise documents. 

  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Team player, ability to work with colleagues in different parts of the world (Canada, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland).

  • Good knowledge of the most common IT programs and software for developing detailed designs.

  • In depth knowledge of EHS regulations and law requirements.

  • Appreciation for the complex nature of the industry.

We offer an attractive and dynamic working atmosphere in a truly multicultural and multinational environment with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We apply the collective employment agreement (CEA) for Switzerland’s mechanical and electrical engineering industries, which guarantees the employees of the signatory companies fair and up-to-date working conditions.

In addition, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is very committed to protecting the health of its employees offering a series of advantages aimed at improving safety and a healthy work-life balance. 

The company is dedicated to the continuous improvement of its activities to reduce its environmental impact.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.