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Assistant Project Manager Building Maintenance (Asset Management)


Hoboken, BE

Business Unit:  Precious Metals Refining

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Precious Metals Refining

The world’s resources are scarce. Umicore’s refining and recycling technology gives used metals a new lease of life. We are experts in treating the most complex materials from around the world. Our processes help bring value to the circular economy and reduce environmental impacts. To recover more metal from different types of material we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

Within the framework of the strategy of the Building Division (dept. Technology) and in order to realize and maintain a robust building patrimonial on the site of PMR Hoboken, you take the lead in structuring the new Asset Management division and coordinating the repair works and future forecasts onto the maintenance of the Plant assets (buildings (+/- 400) and infrastructure (roads, sewers, pipe-racks, track girders,...)

Your responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration and supervision with the Head of division CRA and other services involved (esp. production managers/owners and Production maintenance), you study, analyze and implement the startup and organization of the Asset management organization. 

Excluding (not in your scope of work) building techniques : hvac, facilities,…

  • You develop and deploy an already existing building information database able to make up yearly budget programs and multi-year maintenance programs for our assets, based upon the data acquired from structured inspection program
  • You develop an effective inspection program for these assets
  • Safety is a key priority at Umicore PMR Hoboken! You ensure that safety laws and procedures are followed rigorously
  • Following the engineering phase a dossier for quotation will be made under the supervision of the Head CRA and yourself. Suppliers selection will have to be made and follow-up, site supervision is required. First line supervision is guaranteed however by your surveyor
  • You assure and improve together with the Head CRA the new asset management team
  • End Goal : Making a change from ad hoc repairs towards preventive maintenance!

Who we are looking for

  • You have a master degree in civil or industrial engineering or Architect-engineer), with 2 to 5 years relevant professional experience in Civil engineering. Expertise in asset management is a plus.
  • You have a strong ambition towards self-educating yourself towards the assessment, inspection and repair methods of buildings, sewers, roads, boxes, pipe-racks. Time for trainingcourses will be foreseen.
  • knowledge what safety laws in the building context is concerned is a plus. (VCA certification course is a plus). 
  • You are a good communicator, a starting people manager with ambition to grow. 
  • You have good knowledge of MS Office. 2D- and 3D-calculationsoftware are plus. Experience with building maintenance software is a plus.
  • You will be trained in writing global project reports. Especially working out year budgets for each of the different departments (and their assets: building, road, piperack, sewers, …) 
  • You are proficient in Dutch and a good knowledge of other languages (English, French, German) 

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?



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