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Pioneer Research Project Manager (f/m/d)

at our Technology Center in Leoben



About you

You are an experienced scientist/engineer who is keen to develop innovative technologies and sustainable solutions for the global technology leader in refractories. You enjoy ambitious technical challenges and bring ideas from proof of principle to implementation. You are open-minded, pro-active and can navigate in diverse teams. Your project management and social skills typically make you a valuable team member or leader.


In addition, you have:

  • Higher technical education (MSc or PhD in either physics, chemistry, mineralogy, material science, earth science or similar course of studies)
  • R&D experience in the field of materials science, minerals, recycling, or engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in management of technical or innovation projects
  • Experience in the refractory or similar industries
  • Experience in leading collaborations and funded projects will be considered an asset
  • Proficient in English; German will be considered an asset


Personally, you are:

  • Exceptionally strong in communication
  • Solution oriented
  • Able to connect the dots by logic and strategic thinking
  • Used to work independently towards a set objective
  • Hands-on mentality


About the job

You will initiate, manage, and execute projects and programs for the development of innovative solutions and new technologies of strategic importance. In our team of experienced project managers and specialists we are generating and fostering ideas aiming at disruptive innovation. You will be working at RHI Magnesita’s European R&D Hub in an environment of refractory experts and product developers with strong connection to marketing, production, and innovation. Here, you will work from laboratory scale until pilot scale on material and process development. In post-Covid19 times you will travel for conferences, collaborations with other RHIM R&D and production sites as well as external partners up to 20% of your time.


Your tasks will include:

  • Manage and participate in projects from early proof of concept until implementation in cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate intensely with colleagues from different functions worldwide as well as academic and industrial partners
  • Lead strategic programs in innovation and technology
  • You actively seek for the latest and most advanced technologies for refractories and adjacent products
  • Scout and develop ideas and technologies as solutions for strategic technical challenges
  • Active communication and targeted transfer of the generated novel know-how


What we bring to the table

We are the acknowledged industry leader in innovative technology. Our company is defined by people. That’s why we attach so much importance to our employees. We have a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages openness, fresh thinking and initiative. We are pragmatic, positive and optimistic.


As a much valued employer:

  • We offer you a wide range of opportunities to prove your talents and learn new things.
  • We empower you to take responsibility and force your own career success.
  • We promote direct communication, openness and collaboration with our award-winning and innovative employee app
  • We offer you a full-time position (38.5 hours/week) at our Technology Center in Leoben. You monthly gross salary starts at € 4,000. Your actual remuneration depends on your educational background and your skills and experience.


Do you recognize yourself in this role?

We are looking forward to your online application! Please upload your resume including your personal profile via our career page. Applications via e-mail will not be taken into consideration. For questions please reach out to your personal contact Albina Kohler, HR Business Partner (+43 699 1870 4531).


About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions which are critical for high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals and glass. Our purpose is to master heat, enabling global industries to build sustainable modern life. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers globally, with around 12,000 employees in 30 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita pursues an innovative and industry-leading path in technological development and sustainability, including CO2 emissions reduction technology. Do you want to know more? Check out