Senior Process Engineering Manager

Job location:
Home Based - Switzerland
Created moment:
October 12, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06454

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

Senior Process 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.

We are looking for an 

Senior Process Engineering Manager

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Process engineering validation of documents issued by Engineering Company (equipment, instrument and pressure relief valve specifications; equipment plans, detailed layouts; P&IDs; critical lines; lists; detailed functional analysis, etc.)

  • Attendance to 3D model reviews and validation of process constraints for layout

  • Technical recommendation for suppliers on the basis of bid comparison tables

  • Contribution to technical clarification meetings with suppliers

  • Contribution to HazOp reviews, as far as necessary

  • Validation of detailed process engineering features (vessel internals, piping, …)

  • Technical support to the project Team for meetings with third parties: raw material suppliers, utility suppliers, Authorities, etc.

  • Regular reporting of progress, difficulties, specific process needs

  • List of changes due to process and validation

  • Management of deviations for process related topics


  • Master’s degree or Equiv. in Process / Chemistry  

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in process engineering (design and execution phase) as leader with serious experience in engineering design for chemical plants (projects above 30 m€)

  • Confirmed Senior Process Engineer in Chemical Process, ideally with knowledge in Carbon Black/Organics production

  • Have safety (process, occupational…) as his first priority when developing his process work since the conceptual phase until start-up

  • Capable to define and supervise and coordinate engineering activities

  • Can easily identify gaps to the project strategy and propose solutions

  • Capability to interface and collect process know how with process

  • Proven experience in equipment process design

  • Fluent English for oral, read and written communication. French and Italian would be a plus

  • Strong leadership (in a matrix organization and by influence) and the ability to build relationships

  • Planning and organization skills

  • Results-oriented, problem-solving mindset and field presence

  • Capability to understand and challenge technological, process and operational aspects of the project

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

The position will be based in Europe, frequent international travels are expected.

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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