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Project Leader Recycling and Extraction Technology

Belgium, Olen

Group R&D

Research & Development

Job description



A Project Leader takes the responsibility of research projects, broadens his/her expertise and makes it available within other R&D projects. He/she pushes boundaries by acquiring knowledge on new technologies and applying this knowledge to generate ideas for new developments. Moreover, he/she maintains his/her internal network and shares expertise with colleagues.


  • Your main responsibility is the development and optimization of recycling & extraction processes
  • You continue to develop your own, as well as the group’s, expertise in upcoming opportunities
  • You prepare the tasks you have been entrusted with and lead their implementation
  • You are accountable for the results, timing and budget in the area of your responsibility
  • You take responsibility for environmental, health and safety aspects of your team
  • You take care of the communication with internal and external customers and stakeholders


  • You hold a Master or PhD in chemical engineering and you are driven by scientific and technological challenges
  • You are fluent in English; Dutch is your mother tongue or you are prepared to master it rapidly
  • Knowledge of French and / or German and / or other languages are clear assets
  • You are prepared to accomplish missions abroad
  • You are result-oriented and your passion for your work proves infectious; as such, you succeed in convincing other people to apply the results of research and development work
  • Teamwork and open communication are very important to you
  • You have a curious nature meaning that you like exploring and learning new things
  • You are open minded towards new ideas and concepts
  • You stimulate your own and others’ creativity and innovation

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