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Process Engineering Group Leader (m/f/d)

Stellenmarkt / Ausbildungsplätze / Schülerpraktika Jobs

ILS has a nearly 20-year history of continued innovation and growth. This belief in innovation and financial conservatism has its roots in the founder’s use of funds from a refugee grandmother to start the company, and his personal passion for chemical R&D tool development. We are proud to have continued this heritage, which has been reflected in 100% profitability since our founding and completely self-funded, organic growth to nearly 60 dedicated employees today.

The last years have shown strong growth particularly in areas like plastics recycling, eFuels and hydrogen production and transportation projects. We are proud to make a significant contribution to global R&D in these areas. With our most recent rapid growth we see an important need to shift our experienced team’s focus away from a primarily technical focus to operational efficiency. To design, construct and commission our innovative units in a on budget and on-time, with few errors will help our clients who are often keen to rapidly generate IP.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced individual to join our team as the Group Leader of our Process Engineering department. This department represents the core of chemical process innovation at ILS. Project Leaders in this group co-ordinate key tasks between different production and automation groups as well as with clients and suppliers. Project engineers are the boots on the ground doing the hard work of commissioning our units both in Berlin and abroad. The Group Leader will inspire and manage the group to reach a high level of technical quality and efficiency.

The key tasks would be to:

  • Improve the overall efficiency of projects at ILS from sales handover to unit site acceptance by the client
  • Enhance interactions of the process engineering group with other ILS departments (sales, purchasing, electrical engineering, manufacturing and CAD)
  • Manage and motivate a talented group of project leaders and engineers
  • Ensure ILS units meet the high technical standards expected by our clients through a robust and thorough commissioning process
  • Manage group capacity against a dynamic and ambitious sales pipeline
  • Set and monitor performance goals and develop plans with all group members
  • Establish competence centres for critical technical areas to continually improve ILS knowledge and skills

We are looking for someone with the following skills, outlook and experiences:

  • A like-minded technical chemical R&D tool enthusiast with fantastic organizational skills and a genuine love of collaborating with technically-driven people
  • A track record of improving the delivery time, reliability and productivity of workflows involving complex engineering areas
  • Someone who is the calm in the eye of the storm, and brings excellent crises management skills to calm others in tough situations
  • 10+ years of experience managing groups of 8 or more highly qualified people
  • 10+ years of industrial experience including having worked with chemical processing field equipment, or lab- or pilot-scale R&D units
  • Preferably a technical degree (MSc) in the following fields: chemical engineering, process engineering, automation or similar
  • The ability to zoom out and see the big picture and not lose yourself in technical details that are other people’s jobs
  • A person who inspires others to make rational, fact-based decisions and recognizes the importance of knowing what they don’t know and asking for help when they need it
  • An ability to find a simple yet effective process engineering solution to challenging problems
  • Someone who can manage the expectations and relationships with demanding clients on large and complex projects
  • Well-honed problem solving skills for complex multi-variable engineering issues under time and cost pressure
  • Basic understanding of Process Automation
  • A solid understanding of KPI’s commonly encountered in production
  • A keen understanding of the current global chemical R&D challenges
  • Sound understanding of process-safety including HazOps, ATEX, LOPA,
  • Awareness of project management tools including time tracking, budgeting and resource management
  • German language proficiency is a bonus but not a must

We offer:

  • A job where what you do really makes a difference to the company and to chemical and energy R&D globally
  • Flat hierarchies with minimal bureaucracy
  • A team of R&D enthusiasts who love innovative technology
  • A fast-growing company with enormous potential and lots of room for improvement
  • The opportunity to work and live in one of the most dynamic, multicultural urban centers in Europe
  • Competitive salary and 30 days starting vacation with 1 bonus day for every two years at ILS (capped at 5)
  • Placement assistance to find an apartment and assisting with resident permits and school or kindergarten for children
  • BVG Public transport subsidy and Jobrad bike leasing company contract
  • Free fruit, veggies, killer-coffee and water
  • Table football (with a slightly fanatical team), table tennis, darts and nice outdoor grill area next to the company
  • Company events like family summer festival, Christmas party and various team building events
  • Free German Language Instruction


Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your complete application (cover letter, references, resume) including your desired salary.

Please send it by e-mail to: jobs@integratedlabsolutions.com