Engineering Plant Manager

Billy-Berclau, FranceCDI

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Join us and be a pioneer for a green transport revolution.

Automotive Cells Company (ACC) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting high-tech companies. Backed by Saft-Total, Stellantis-Opel and Mercedes-Benz, ACC is set to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.
We aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries as a cleaner alternative to current energy sources. We have created an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in France (New Aquitaine), and we are building gigafactories in Hauts de France, Germany and Italy.

We need a range of skilled and agile people to bring our vision to life, especially in the areas of industrialization, mechanical design, testing/prototyping and any other function of a new-born company. If you’re looking to take your career further than you imagined, if you’re passionate about creating cleaner transport, we’d like to hear from you.

Accelerating sustainable mobility for all.

Job description

The Engineering Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing the engineering operations within a manufacturing plant. They will lead a team and ensure the successful execution of product and process engineering activities. The Engineering Plant Manager will play a vital role in driving technical excellence, problem-solving, and standardization in engineering processes.

Your Main Missions will be:

Serve as the engineering representative on-site:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for all engineering-related matters at the site.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and alignment between engineering and other departments.

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to resolve engineering challenges and make informed decisions.


Conduct initial analysis of product-process issues:

  • Identify and analyze product and process-related issues and challenges within the manufacturing environment.

  • Utilize data analysis and problem-solving techniques to determine root causes and propose effective solutions.

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to implement corrective actions and prevent future occurrences of similar issues.


Manage problem-solving for product definition within the plant's engineering department:

  • Lead the engineering team in defining and refining product specifications, ensuring alignment with customer requirements and manufacturing capabilities.

  • Coordinate cross-functional collaboration between engineering, design, and production teams to optimize product design and development processes.

  • Implement effective methodologies and tools for product definition, such as design reviews, risk assessments, and validation procedures.


Oversee evolutions and changeovers of product-processes:

  • Monitor and manage the implementation of changes and improvements in product design and manufacturing processes.

  • Coordinate with various teams, including engineering, operations, and quality assurance, to ensure smooth transitions during process evolutions and changeovers.

  • Develop and execute comprehensive change management plans, considering factors such as resource allocation, timelines, and risk mitigation.


Establish and manage the standard and reference system for ACC engineering:

  • Define and maintain a robust standardization system for engineering processes, procedures, and documentation.

  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, and internal quality management systems.

  • Develop and maintain a centralized repository of engineering references, including technical specifications, guidelines, and best practices.

  • Implement and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of the standard and reference system and drive continuous improvement.


Know How

Technical knowledge related to engineering management:

  • In-depth understanding of engineering principles, practices, and methodologies relevant to the specific industry and manufacturing processes.

  • Proficiency in applying engineering management techniques, including project management, quality management, and risk assessment.

  • Familiarity with product lifecycle management (PLM) systems and engineering software tools to support design, analysis, and documentation processes.


More than 10 years of experience in product and process engineering and leading teams.

At least one experience in product engineering is mandatory (product design, durability product feedback, etc) .

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing complex engineering projects from concept to production, ensuring adherence to quality standards, timelines, and budgetary constraints.

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing engineering strategies and driving continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Strong background in leading and motivating cross-functional engineering teams, fostering collaboration, and promoting a culture of innovation.


Bachelor of Sciences degree in chemistry or mechanical engineering:

  • A bachelor's degree in either chemistry or mechanical engineering, providing a solid foundation in technical knowledge and principles relevant to the field.

  • Additional certifications or specialized training in engineering management, project management, or relevant areas are advantageous.

Proficiency in English is mandatory:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English to effectively collaborate with international teams, communicate technical information, and participate in global projects.

  • Ability to comprehend technical documents, research papers, and industry standards in English.

Key behaviours

  • Well organized

  • Strong initiative spirit

  • Adaptability to change and good anticipation skills

  • Excellent leadership

Some extra skills which could make a difference

Previous experience in Lithium Batteries field

Attached the link to the french offer for this position:

Some of our assets: A production site 30 minutes from Lille, connected to Paris, Bruxelles and London by highways and TGV, equipped with cutting-edge technologies, in an international environment and surrounded by green spaces.

You will be participating in the launch of the first Gigafactory in France, and benefit from charging stations for electric vehicles, telecommuting 1 day/week for those eligible, catering service delivered (with 7 euros/day paid by the employer), complementary retirement plan (subject to a salary threshold), additionnal & seniority leaves, free access to Gofluent, etc
Billy-Berclau Gigafactory - presentation

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