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R&D Process Development Manager Hydrometallurgy

R&D Process Development Manager Hydrometallurgy

Belgium, Olen

Group R&D

Research & Development

Job description


* Your main responsibility is the development and optimization of hydrometallurgical processes and technologies such as up scaling.
* You continue to develop your own, as well as the group's, expertise in this field
* You take responsibility over the projects you have been entrusted with and lead their implementation
* You take responsibility for health and safety aspects of your team
* You are accountable for the results, timing and budget in the area of your responsibility
* You interact with internal and external customers and stakeholders
* You work close together with the colleagues in operations, plant engineers,…


* You hold a PhD degree in chemical engineering
* you are driven by scientific and technological challenges
* You are fluent in English and Dutch or you are prepared to master it rapidly
* Knowledge of French and / or German and / or other languages are clear assets
* You are prepared to accomplish occasionally short missions abroad
* You are result-oriented and your passion for your work proves infectious; as such, you succeed in convincing other people to apply the results of research and development work
* Teamwork and open communication are very important to you
* You have a curious nature meaning that you like exploring and learning new things
* You are open minded towards new ideas and concepts
* You stimulate your own and others' creativity and innovation


Umicore promotes continuous learning for all its employees and foresees the adequate training and education in order to guarantee a fast and comfortable integration. On top of competitive working conditions, Umicore's wide range of activities provides an excellent platform for growth and job rotation.

R&D Process Development Manager Hydrometallurgy

Umicore, Olen
Employment type: 
Permanent contract, Temporary fixed-term contract
Targeted title(s): 
R&D Engineer, Interim Manager
Career level: