Circular Economy

Application ends: March 11, 2025

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Job Description

Vollständige Stellenbeschreibung

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.

We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

Role Overview

We are looking for:

  • A Project Manager who can take up the challenge of finding and building green solutions in the context of the Circular Economy together with other companies and collaborators
  • We are in the search of a new team member to join us on this transformation journey. More specifically, you will focus on projects around the German soda ash plants and you will report directly to the Project line Manager with a dotted line to Rheinberg site management
  • You to work on our mission to contribute to Solvay’s roadmaps on sustainability and help us to reach the ambitious targets to reduce the environmental footprint and contribute to a better world

We count on you for:

  • As part of the team you support and help the Rheinberg site to achieve the Solvay One Planet targets of minimizing the production of by-products/wastes and improving their valorization and ReUse as well as avoiding their disposal whenever possible for instance
  • You will be responsible to investigate the legal context of the waste management, with initial focus on combustion ashes, to define ways & opportunities for their valorization
  • You will investigate the market, with the help of your supervisors, with the aim to find partners that have the interest to valorize by-products/combustion ashes and to invest in long term solutions.
  • You will follow-up, with the help of your supervisors, the leads to transform ideas into real business
  • You will help the plant teams to deploy strategies and means to reduce the production of specific by-products/wastes

You can count on us for:

  • This role offers a unique opportunity for you to be part of a new way of working with high sustainability purpose and impact for the Planet
  • You will have the opportunity to work with international teams in large domains of application including business development and leadership, while benefiting from a great autonomy

You will bring:

  • You have a Master degree in technical/legal matters (e.g. environmental engineering) and ideally 1-2 years experience in a business related field
  • You have knowledge of legal frameworks of residues (wastes & by-products) and know the basics of chemistry
  • You combine your strong analytical with strategic thinking by the ability to obtain as well as analyze information from different sources and elaborate information in business oriented objectives
  • Your empathic ability to build connections and relationships starting from first contact helps you to be a strong team player and work in an multicultural environment
  • Aside from being structured, you are flexible, adaptable as well as a doer and always look for a solution
  • With your entrepreneurial mindset you are able to tackle problems from various angles

You will get:

  • Tax free compensation of 1,971.21 EUR per month as part of the special VIE program
  • Health insurance
  • Free well-being sessions (physical and psychological)
  • Training platform for all employees

Additional information:

  • Work on site, with some flexibility possible
  • Occasional traveling
  • This position is a VIE, an International Internship within a company. To become an International Intern in a Company, you must fulfill the following conditions:
    • Be aged at least 18 but not yet 29 : you must be 28 when you start your assignment, bearing in mind that a V.I.E contract always starts on the 1st of the month.
    • EU citizen
    • Be in good standing with regard to the national service obligations of your country(ies) (defence ID n°).
    • Have a clean criminal record.
    • Be able to devote yourself full time to your assignment : no part-time work, entrepreneurship, studies or paid activity at the same time as your V.I.E.
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About us

After 50 years, we are going back to the Moon… Solvay Materials are making it possible once again for Humans to return to the Moon. Check here our Artemis missions with NASA: we will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon.

Solvay’s purpose is to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. We can only fulfill this purpose with a diverse workforce that feels respected and appreciated, and has equal opportunities to work, grow and thrive. Our differences, visible or not, are valued. As Solvay seeks to promote unity and not uniformity, we invite you – regardless of background, age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability or identity – to consider a future with us.