R&D Engineer

Lafarge Published: December 16, 2022
Location
Clamart, France
Job Type

Description

Responsibilities

Core job responsibilities

To fulfill above objectives, we are looking for a well qualified and experienced practitioner who can focus on

  • Identifying, evaluating and researching on innovative aggregate production & concrete recycling technologies
  • Exploring new solutions in the market from established vendors and start-ups
  • Coordinating internally for pilots, establishing proof of concepts and technology transfer missions
  • Synthesizing and presenting the outcomes of above investigations in line with business directions
  • Maintaining a global technological watch on alternative construction aggregate sources, materials and production technologies.

Ensuring timely due diligence on such options:

  • Planning and coordinating improvement initiatives on production sites
  • Periodically sharing such information and knowledge with relevant stakeholders

Your impact:

  • You contribute to the development of innovative solutions in the industry
  • You contribute to creating Circular sustainable solutions and hence circular economy
  • You bring your expertise at the service of the Holcim Group and help local country teams differentiate themselves in respective markets
  • You contribute to the reputation of the Holcim Innovation Center internally and externally

Training / Qualifications

Education :

  • A bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical / Process / Chemical / Civil Engineering or equivalent practical experience.

Education is not a limitation for a serving candidate

Experience :

  • Experience in designing aggregate crushing machines, cement mills, crusher sequence design, recycling platform design is a must.
  • Candidate with relevant aggregate production and operational experience could also be considered
  • Minimum work experience of 8 years
  • Knowledge and skills

Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of aggregate crushers and/or cement plants is essential
  • Working knowledge of local legislations (at least European), circular platforms, market pricing, etc. would be an added advantage
  • Basic knowledge of circular products, construction materials and circular economy or willingness to learn
  • International background is a plus, with an experience in multicultural environments

Soft skills:

  • This position being field / operations oriented, an open exploratory and curious mindset willing to experiment and a drive for delivering the results is essential
  • Creative foresight on needs of relevant challenges and ability to solve problems through experimentation
  • Innate ability for coordination; decent presentation and persuasion skills
  • Must be an agile team player having quick learning ability
  • Stakeholder management skills

Languages ​​required

Decent communication skills and a good command over business English is essential; fluency in French and other languages ​​would be a plus

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