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Energy efficiency engineer

Job ID 8650 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium; Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France;
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. The aim of the Excellence Center is to support the Global Business Units to accelerate the value delivery of Operational Excellence initiatives and fully leverage the potential of emerging digital technologies. The Excellence Center is one of the most exciting and fast moving entities of Solvay, combining the expertise of 85 professionals, from Manufacturing & Energy, Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Experience, to Demand Management and last but not least Digital. As “Talent Incubator” of the group, our mission is to boost the career and development of our people. Typically people join the Excellence center for 2-3 years, work on various and diverse projects to get exposure with different businesses, and then when the moment is right move into one of Solvay’s business units. If that sounds exciting, challenging, fun, please have a look at the detailed job description below and let us know if you are interested? Our team is looking forward to hearing from you and engaging with you through a first round of interviews.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
Within the Excellence center, you integrate the Energy Efficiency domain to support the group to create more value and achieve its goal of 1MT CO2 reduction by 2025, compared to 2017. As Energy efficiency engineer, you support operationally the production sites helping them to boost their productivity, optimize their processes and reduce energy consumption.

Main responsibilities:
  • Plan, prepare, organize and lead energy efficiency diagnostics in production sites and train local teams on the 3 pillars of Manufacturing Excellence (Technical, Performance Management, Mindset & Behavior)
  • Plan, prepare, organize and lead energy asset optimization studies (e.g. modeling of marginal costs of steam in complex utilities networks).
  • Coach site management teams in the definition of priorities among improvement projects.
  • Support execution of projects (mainly remotely)
  • Organize and lead meetings with production site shift teams to define critical KPIs on energy, co-construct performance dashboards
  • Train change leaders on Energy Efficiency as required
  • Establish benchmark and share best practices across production sites (e.g. tracking of new technologies and solutions on market, leverage production sites expertise, etc.)

Education and Experience:
  • Master Degree in energy/electrical/mechanical/chemical engineering.
  • Minimum 3-5 years in an industrial manufacturing environment, energy background is highly appreciated

  • Strong technical and analytical skills, appetite for data crunching and modeling
  • Impact and influence skills and strong experience in change management
  • Project Management skills
  • Full proficiency in English, knowledge of German is a plus

Additional Information
  • This position is based in Brussels, Belgium or Lyon, France
  • Travel up to 80%



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