Project Planning Manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
March 11, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08006

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water 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

Project Planning Manager

Job Summary


IMERYS has launched a lithium mining project (the EMILI Project) in Allier, France. The EMILI Project schedule foresees production starting in 2028, with a production target of 34,000 tons of lithium hydroxide per year for at least 25 years.

In 2022 and 2023, the project underwent a Scoping phase successfully and has entered into Pre-Feasibility Study / FEL 2 of the Commercial plant.
In 2024 the Project intends to perform the FEL 2, FEL 3 and to start the Execution of the Pilot Plants.
In 2024 & 2025, the Project intends to build and commission the Pilot Plants.
In 2025, the Project intends to contract the Definitive Feasibility Study/FEL 3 and the Execution of the Commercial plant.


● Setup the overall schedule hierarchy of the project and scheduling-related processes;
● Develop and maintain a full WBS for the project, ensure consistency in all systems;
● Develop and maintain the project integrated schedule covering the entire scope, based on the information provided by the Workstream leads and Contractors;
● Specify project execution schedule requirements and deliverables from Contractors to allow integration in overall integrated schedule (structure, detail level);
● Propose organisation of IMERYS scheduling team, regarding roles on the various construction sites, and/or requirements to Workstream leads for schedule update information;
● Implement schedule assurance activities;
● Specify scheduling development and reporting requirement for Contractors, setup physical progress measurement methods in schedule or deliverable register;
● Update schedule with actual progress and update forecast;
● Implement Earned Value method for all project elements related to productivity and drive Earned Value reporting as means for forecasting cost and schedule;
● Produce weekly/monthly progress report for the project;
● Challenge the Contractors schedules in order to have the milestones respected;
● Analyse risks in case of delays together with the Project Risks Manager and alert the Project Control Director;
● Develop a high level Master schedule monitoring and advise Project Control Director on the need to engage recovery plans to meet Project timeline objectives;
● Advise Contract Managers on measures to be taken to protect the company contractually in case of delays


● Master in Engineering
● Minimum 10 years of experience in scheduling for large complex projects (>500m€) on the Owner side
● Proficient with scheduling software (Primavera, MS Project)

● Advanced Excel skills
● Able to work in a French context (English is mandatory, French is a real plus)
● Used to working in a multinational environment.
● Strong analytical skills

Position Type

Full time



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