Facility Chemical Engineer (M/F)

Bourbourg, France
Construction & HSE – Construction Team /
CDI / Permanent position /
Verkor is a French industrial company aiming to pioneer low-carbon battery manufacturing in France. With the backing of prominent industrial companies such as Renault Group, Plastic Omnium and Schneider Electric, Verkor intends to electrify the future of European mobility.

With over 350 experts from 38 different countries, our endeavor is to unite exceptional global talent to bring this ambitious and innovative project to life. Our strong and agile international team continues to grow and adapt to new challenges. Based in Grenoble (France), we have recently started operations our Verkor Innovation Centre (R&D centre and 4.0 pilot line).

We now focus on building the world’s most modern and efficient Gigafactory in Dunkirk (France). With this facility, our ambition is an initial annual production of 16 Gwh of lithium-ion batteries by 2025, thus powering 300,000 electric vehicles annually.  

In joining us you will actively participate in this breathtaking industrial adventure to shape the future of European mobility.

About this role :

    • We are currently looking for our future Facility Chemical Engineer to join our Construction team. As such, you will have the opportunity to participate in the construction of our future gigafactory equipped with state-of-the-art machines capable of manufacturing cells and modules for electrical vehicles.
      You will be a contributor in a multidisciplinary field of engineering concerned with the physical infrastructure of the industrial facility.
      This role is located in Bourbourg, at the outskirts of Dunkirk (North of France).

Responsibilities :

    • Develop conceptual designs for equipment and system expansion and/or upgrades
    • Manage and implement all phases of new construction and renovation/upgrade projects, including planning, design, construction and commissioning
    • Prepare written project documents, which may include budgets, staffing, schedules, coordination and other pertinent project information
    • Conduct technical project reviews and prepare written comments, analyses and recommendations
    • Modify existing equipment and systems for the purpose of improving efficiency, safety, reliability, capacity and cost effectiveness
    • Oversee the activities of various contractors and consultants for the fulfillment of facilities engineering responsibilities
    • Coordinate consulting engineers, contractors and maintenance personnel during the design and construction phase of facility systems
    • Prepare designs, layouts, drawings, and bills of materials for major maintenance, facility improvements, and other projects
    • Oversee the structural, mechanical, electrical, utilities, site, environmental, and other construction and engineering drawings for the facility
    • Interpret regulatory codes for compliance

Requirements :

    • Engineering degree in a related field, preferably Chemical Engineering
    • At least 5 years of experience in construction projects
    • Proficiency in both English and French
    • Proactive and result-driven personality

Why join us?

Strong company spirit and culture settle down around our 4 values:
We promote personal initiative and give everyone the means to contribute to the company's success.
We're committed to transparent communication: we say what we think, and we mean what we say.
Team Spirit
Everyone, in their role, is an ambassador for the company. At Verkor, success is most definitely a team sport!
We're all working towards a common goal: a sustainable future, which we're building one step at a time.

Attractive work conditions*
- Stimulating work environment: pleasant offices, multicultural and motivated team
- Lunch vouchers
- 50% of local transportation costs financed
- 5 weeks of holidays per year + 2 weeks of compensation time (RTT)* conditions may apply depending on type of contract
- Industry-leading healthcare
- Opportunities to network and connect with worldwide experts

For more info on the company, please visit us at www.verkor.com
*all positions are open to individuals possessing a Recognition of the Status of Disabled Worker (RQTH)
*conditions may apply depending on type of contract