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Energy production unit manager- H or F

Job ID GBU008305 Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Grand Est, 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. Soda Ash & Derivatives is the world’s largest producer of soda ash and sodium bicarbonate, sold primarily to the glass industries and also used in detergents, agro, food and feed industries. It provides resilient profitability thanks to good pricing, dynamics growing at mid-single digit rate, underpinned by high-quality assets.

Job Overview and Responsibilities


As part of our development, we are looking for a Head of Energy / Utilities Department.
You will directly report to the Site Director and will be part of the Management Team.
The Energy Department plays a central role in the operation of the site because it produces all the utilities necessary for the production of Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate. In addition, we have the prospect of an ambitious energy transition project that will eventually allow the complete cessation of coal consumption.


You are responsible for the production of energy for the plant (steam, electricity, compressed air and waters), within the budget and with a constant concern to improve productivity ;
In this context, you coordinate the daily activity of the department as well as the improvement projects, in interface with the Production and Maintenance departments ;
You are the technical contact for the site concerning energy contracts (RTE, EDF, GRT) and manage fuel purchases with the business dedicated entities ;
You manage a 35 people team composed of technical and manufacturing engineers, as well as operational shiftworkers teams ; 
You monitor your employees performance and development ;
You are responsible for deploying the company's security policy within your department and take all measures to ensure the safety of people and facilities
You guarantee the respect of the environmental norms concerning the atmospheric rejections (treatment of fumes). 
You have as interlocutor the Site Environment Manager and the Dréal services ;
You participate in all the CO2 quota mechanisms and manage the files to obtain potential exemptions ;
You are the privileged interlocutor of the business Soda Ash and the group for any question or problem energy concerning the site.

Education and Experience

Master Physics-Chemistry or Heating engineer
We are looking for an experienced manager in the production of steam gas or coal and the management of boilers, able to federate a 35 people team.


Strong leader, you like to develop your employees and support change ;
Results-oriented, you are able to make measured decisions and prioritize department activities ;
Listening, you know how to put together a team around shared objectives, possess the sense of teamwork and have a good understanding of customer issues.
A very good level of professional English is required for the position.

English ; fluent

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