Pilot Plant Manager

 BE  Permanent  Competitive remuneration packageRef: 393719

About Leilac

At Leilac we’re passionate about enabling the transition to a carbon neutral world by providing the most compelling decarbonisation solution for global cement and lime. 

Leilac’s technology is being developed to efficiently separate CO2 released unavoidably from the processing of limestone ready for use or storage, without additional chemicals or processes. It is designed to be low cost, scalable, retrofittable, energy agnostic and electrification ready, providing the most economical pathways to carbon free cement and lime.
Leilac’s vision is the rapid creation of sustainable cement and lime for industry, global society and our planet. Our purpose-driven team are unwavering in their commitment to solve this urgent global challenge.

Pilot Plant Manager

For the Calix LEILAC1 pilot plant in Lixhe, Belgium, we are now looking for a Plant Manager. The LEILAC technology (Low Emissions Intensity for Lime and Cement technology), developed by Calix, aims to enable the efficient capture of the unavoidable process emissions from lime and cement production. The first step in applying the technology to the cement and lime industry was taken with the construction of the LEILAC1 Pilot plant in 2019. The pilot plant is designed to operate at up to 240 tonne per day (tpd) input and directly separating 85 tpd of process CO2.

The Plant Manager will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the pilot plant and lead the operations. This role will also be responsible for ensuring safe execution of upgrade and optimisation projects, managing routine and as required maintenance and repairs including all required contractors and suppliers. 

Other tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Lead and develop the safety culture across the LEILAC site.
  • Review Operational test campaigns provided by R&D team and co-ordinate appropriately
  • Reporting of operational activities and processing of data
  • Active involvement in plant debottlenecking and efficiency improvement projects.

Who are you?

Leilac is a purpose-driven business, and we are looking for passionate and skilled people to join us. You are truly committed to our cause and enjoys working collaboratively to reach goals. You are self-driven with a strong work ethic and works well under pressure. You have advanced problem-solving skills and ability to take the initiative, solving challenges and able to understand and apply the strategic context.

Desired Qualifications and skills:

  • Degree in Engineering, in a relevant field such as Chemical or Process Engineering
  • 5 years plant experience covering industrial engineering, operational and maintenance areas
  • Fluent French and English speaker, speaking German is a bonus 
  • Experience from mineral processing, powder handling, cement, lime or similar
  • Knowledge of instrumentation, control- and electrical systems 
  • Strong project Management skills 
  • Experience in working collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary teams

Diversity Statement
At Leilac, what drives us is to make a positive difference for the long-term. We believe that fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is not just a moral imperative; it is foundational to driving innovation and business success. We are committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to join us, including women, people of colour, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

Why join Leilac?

  • Personal and professional growth in a global, purpose-driven organisation
  • The opportunity to work on innovative products that make a difference in the world
  • Highly skilled and passionate colleagues, in an organisation that truly values diversity
  • Competitive remuneration and participation in company share incentive scheme

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Jacob Rønne

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