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Project Manager Energy

Remote Odessa, ON

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

Rechargeable Battery Materials

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

Project Manager Energy is part of the Energy Procurement organization and will lead energy related projects and assist to implement global renewable energy projects for the category energy to realize the strategic objective of net zero CO2 emissions by 2035.

  • Responsible for contracting and follow-up for the purchase of a.o. electricity, natural gas, heat and industrial gases (sign contracts, check invoices, maintain relationships with energy suppliers and transmission system operators, optimize booking of grid capacity, reduce imbalance cost by day ahead forecasting, re-invoicing to other legal entities behind the meter…).
  • Develop innovative sources for the procurement of low carbon energy and will make key decisions on the companies with whom we will work with to realize our net-zero commitment.
  • Responsible to define and take responsibility of energy and industrial gases related projects that come with the big investments Umicore is making from concept to realization (i.e. projects for the onsite generation of renewable energy and industrial gases and valorizing power flexibility, transport from onsite captured CO2).
  • As the subject matter authority, you will represent and defend Umicore's position in various interest groups (both on a national and international level) where renewable energy policies and regulations are discussed in Umicore’s core markets. You will have to inform yourself of policies and regulations in Umicore’s core markets and are aware of the criticality of the position of Umicore in this field.
  • Responsible to build financial models to evaluate strategic sourcing options and investment opportunities of onsite/offsite generation of green energy.
  • Perform as the senior contact person for internal clients and a representative of the energy department, supporting and assisting colleagues in energy related topics.

Who we are looking for

Functional Requirements

  • Master university degree in economics, sciences, or other.
  • Minimum of 5 – 10 years of relevant experience in industrial environment.
  • Possess a deep understanding of the energy markets to which Umicore is exposed.
  • Fluent in English. Other languages are a plus.
  • Strong analytical and conceptualizing skills

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communicator with interpersonal impact (influencing and persuading), customer oriented and decisive.
  • Focus on results and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Exemplary behavior towards ethics and integrity.
  • Team worker, flexible, and eager to collaborate.
  • Outcome focused while balancing a variety of priorities.

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our battery materials can boost the range of e-cars, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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