Pilot Plant Manager

  • Référence: 393742
  • Type d'emploi: Permanent
  • Un salaire: Competitive remuneration package

  • Lieu: France

About Leilac

Leilac was born from environmental technology company Calix to solve one of humanity’s greatest global challenges: decarbonising cement and lime to accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral world. Calix is a global innovator within industry solutions, driven by their purpose of solving global challenges. Their aspiration is to urgently develop great businesses, leveraging their patented technology to deliver positive global impact. A career with Leilac provides the opportunity to be part of a bigger purpose, and a down-to-earth, caring, honest and ingenious team of people who are passionate about solving global challenges. The team at Leilac is driven to use our unique skills to repair, preserve and prevent future harm to our planet. Mars is for quitters!

LEILAC 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 key tasks

  • 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