Lead Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer

Job location:
Vaulx-Milieu, France
Created moment:
November 29, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06611

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.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Lead Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer

Job Summary


In charge to provide operational and technical support for major industrial CAPEX projects within Imerys Graphite & Carbon (IGC). Define and maintain IGC technical engineering standards in his field.

Job Summary:

Main tasks concern global improvement in electrical and automation engineering management in order to reduce capex costs (200 M€/y), deliver projects in time, budget and performances, and increase competitiveness, through the development of Capital Expenditure Request, animation of E&I expert community and standardization of best practices. Provide operational support during preparation and execution for major industrial projects. Deliver expertise in these fields upon request

Roles & Responsibilities:

CAPEX Industrial Project and Technical support 

- Support project manager in equipment selection and technical decision and provide operational support during design and execution where strong expertise is required with emphasis on identification of total cost of ownership reduction opportunities. 

- Develop E&I and Automation part of the Capital Expenditure Request leading feasibility and Basic engineering studies subcontracted to external engineering partners. Select suppliers and follow execution. 

- Define the minimum requirements for major Capital Expenditure Requests and check compliance with Group Standards for his field. 

- Animate IGC E&I engineers’ community to facilitate best practices sharing. Defined resources, identify and contract with external third parties to support engineering and execution phases. 

- Provide project support and assistance whenever necessary on initiatives and projects related to industrial projects. 


- Develop, standardize and maintain Electrical and Automation technical engineering standards. 

Enhance the technical know-how and support networking 

- Support Capex procurement in supplier qualification and supplier database management. 

- Develop the exchange of information and expertise in appropriate formats like reference documents, web-conferences, internal benchmarks …


Expertise in Electrical, Instrumentation and Automation for continuous process industry 

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

Ability to convince with clear demonstration, autonomous, rigorous

● Capacity to elaborate precise and synthetic documents 

● Team player, ability to work with colleagues in different parts of the (USA, Europe, Canada, Singapore, etc…) 

● Be recognized as subject matter expert 

● Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google tools. 

● Fluent in English (any other languages appreciated)

Education & Experience:

20 years of experience (preferably chemical - mineral and/or continuous heavy process industry) and multi-site manufacturing environment.

Engineering school – general field or specialized in electrical and automation

Location & Travels:

Position based in Lyon or other (Imerys Technical Center), home office can be considered to a limited extend. 

● Frequent travels worldwide

Position Type

Full time



Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

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.