Hydrometallurgical Engineer (EV Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Retrofit)

Salary: TBC
Hours: Full-time
Location: Pirdop, Bulgaria

The Role:

Altilium is a leading provider in sustainable and innovative recycling solutions for end-of-life electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries. We are committed to reducing environmental impact and conserving valuable resources by employing cutting-edge hydrometallurgical processes.

As part of our expansion and commitment to sustainability, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Hydrometallurgical Engineer to join our team and lead the retrofit of our SX-EW plant.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assess and optimise the existing SX-EW plant for the efficient and environmentally responsible recycling of end-of-life EV lithium-ion batteries
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to develop and implement recycling processes
  • Design and specify equipment necessary for hydrometallurgical processing, ensuring compliance with safety and environmental standards
  • Continuously monitor and improve process efficiency and metal recovery rates
  • Implement quality control measures to ensure the purity and quality of recovered metals
  • Develop and maintain safety protocols, environmental mitigation strategies, and waste management plans
  • Provide technical leadership, training, and supervision to plant personnel
  • Prepare and maintain detailed records, reports, and documentation for regulatory compliance and project stakeholders
  • Stay updated with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in battery recycling.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Hydrometallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field
  • Proven experience in hydrometallurgical processes, preferably in a recycling or mining environment
  • Strong knowledge of solvent extraction
  • Familiarity with end-of-life lithium-ion battery materials and chemistry
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations in hydrometallurgical operations
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Project management experience is a plus.

About Us:

Altilium is a UK-based clean technology group supporting the transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon.

Our vision is for a circular and domestic EV battery supply chain, where the critical minerals powering the energy transition are safely recovered from recycling end-of-life EV batteries and mine tailings, saving natural resources and reducing mining.

We are developing the green processing technologies and building at-scale recycling infrastructure to decarbonise the automotive supply chain, providing the lowest carbon, most eco-friendly battery materials for a cleaner transport future.

This is your opportunity to be in at the beginning of the sixth wave industrial revolution, providing circular energy solutions to the UK and Europe as part of a global team.

We’re working to be an inclusive employer and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. We love that everyone brings different perspectives and experiences.

We strive to eliminate any barriers that might prevent individuals from showcasing their skills and qualifications. If you require adjustments at any stage of the application process or to the role, please let us know and we’ll see how we can accommodate them.

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