Energy Expert - plant utilities

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 06039

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

Energy Expert - plant utilities

Job Summary


  • This role is part of an ambitious Energy program group-wide (I-nergize) whose main objectives are important energy cost savings of around 25M€ and - 36% of CO2 reduction by 2030. 

  • The energy expert - plant utilities (electric motors, fans, pumps, compressors, lighting…) will support a team of seasoned energy/processes experts throughout an intensive energy assessment program across several plants worldwide, working in a workstream with the maintenance teams.

  • The main objective is to identify savings through on-site Energy Efficiency assessments to generate pipeline of actions, training of people as well as the creation of a knowledge database are part of the role. 



  • Be part of a trio composed by seasoned energy efficiency/process experts to carry out the I-Nergize program in the different sites.

  • 10 assessments in 10 different sites (one per site) to be performed, with a duration of 2-3 weeks each: this represents around 60% of international travel on sites 

  • 10% of energy savings identified and planned representing 25M€, contributing to the target of -36% of carbon intensity by 2030.

  • Involvement in group continuous improvement (CI) program to contribute to RAC CI journey



  • Follow a methodology on-site to define opportunities to save energy (diagnostic, design): data analysis, interviews, active observations. 

  • Use specific tools to identify losses on compressed air, lighting, motors, instrumentation…

  • Apply assessment methodology to the main plants of the Business Area and the main equipment in terms of energy: dryers, kilns, furnaces, grinding, mechanical dewatering… 

  • Investigate ways of improvement regarding soft skills: training, SOP… on-site

  • Develop a knowledge database on main energy consumers’ equipment within Imerys.  

  • Support and coach the site teams for preliminary project sizing 

  • In between assessments, support the sites in their energy optimization journey with ad hoc missions as part of Business Area RAC Industrial Centre of Excellence team



Education and Experience requirements:

  • Academic Qualifications: Engineering Diploma with a Master’s Degree (Supelec, Arts et Métiers, Centrale or other…)

  • 2-3 years minimum of experience in the field of energy (preferably in energy sector or consulting) and a strong motivation for energy efficiency, as well as for continuous improvement 

  • Flexibility for frequent travelling (Europe, US, China, India, UK…) - 60% of time

  • Good knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and G Suite

  • Full proficiency in English, French; any other language would be a plus


Nice to have:

  • Experience with French CEE (or others) schemes in consulting company

  • Energy oriented or maintenance analyst in the industry

  • Knowledge on facilities equipments (motors, pumps, fans…)

  • First exposure to continuous improvement


Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:

  • Analytic (able to do data analysis) and Synthetic (able to design presentations with impact)

  • Pedagogic and ability to convince

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

  • Autonomous, creative

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with colleagues in different parts of the World

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.