Project Leader: Recycling and Raw Materials (m/w)

The company

The Belenos Clean Power Holding AG, a spin-off of the Swatch Group AG seeking for an optimal use of energy, in particular clean renewable energy sources.


Job description

  • As a project leader you will be co-responsible for the development of a low carbon footprint recycling process for the next generation of lithium batteries as well as for the evaluation of product performance, safety, cost and carbon footprint
  • You will contribute to the development of key materials within our R&D department
  • You will evaluate the potential of emerging technologies and recycling process and work in conjunction with our academic partners and industrial suppliers.
  • You will be responsible for the assessment of recycled materials into our battery production process
  • You will be co-responsible to perform assessment of carbon footprint of the supply chain as well for the battery recycling process
  • You will follow the industry trends and promote the circular economy battery market



  • PhD or long and wide experience as scientist or engineer in hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy or chemistry
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge on:
    • Safe and high yield method for Li metal dissolution
    • Design of experimental setup of involving hydro and pyrometallurgical steps - Metal speciation and recovery as high purity salt, oxide and with market value
    • Knowledge and experience on metal ion separation methods like solvent extraction and ion exchange, common ion precipitation and crystallization. Knowledge on bioleaching and bio recovery systems is a plus. 
  • Advanced project management capabilities including ability to supervise employees and to work efficiently in a multitasking development environment
  • You have a high degree of autonomy


Professional requirements

  • Ideally you have experience in process development, preferably in base metals recycling process and in special lithium batteries



  • You have very good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Good knowledge of French or German is an advantage



Daniela Philipp

Head of HR