(Senior) Mechanical Project Engineer - Group Engineering (m/f/d)

  • Sofia
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Aurubis will continue its investments in strategic large CapEx projects to further grow its core business. In this context, our new centralized Group Engineering Organization (GEO) serves as a key enabler providing expertise and enhanced execution capabilities to the group for the successful implementation of strategic projects. Operational engineering support is hereby mission-critical to drive feasibility, basic and detailed engineering of strategic projects and thereby lay the foundation of Aurubis future success.

We are looking for you to support our team in Sofia as a


(Senior) Mechanical Project Engineer - Group Engineering (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • Being part of Aurubis’ Group Engineering Organization (GEO) you will be deployed to strategic projects supporting the respective basic and detailed engineering phase and manage projects in a legally secure manner regarding time, costs and quality.
  • You are responsible for the (basic and detailed) equipment layout and design including alignment with relevant stakeholders.
  • You optimize the layout and design with regards to process security as well as easiness of operations and maintenance.
  • You support project procurement in category management, review supplier offers (incl. drawings) critically, optimize RFx documents and take care of claim management.
  • You exchange with suppliers to identify the best possible solution for the strategic project.
  • You monitor all construction work and review project execution critically in preparation of the commissioning phase.
  • You tackle disruptions in your ​​responsibility area with the aim of sustainably reducing disruption rates.
  • You ensure operational instructions and regulations, e.g. for occupational safety and environmental protection and the Aurubis Operation System (AOS).
  • You assume a dedicated “expert role” and provide expert guidance for other strategic projects.

Your Profile

  • You have successfully completed a Master’s degree or diploma in Mechanical engineering or a comparable field.  
  • You have at least 5-7 years of practical experience in related engineering/technology professions and work experience as a project engineer or sub-project manager of major CapEx projects (>10 Mio. EUR), ideally in an international engineering environment.
  • It would be beneficial to have an understanding of chemical or metallurgical production processes and requirements.
  • Your English is business fluent. Excellent language skills in German or Dutch would be beneficial.
  • As an excellent communicator, you are able to deliver presentations routinely to relevant stakeholders and external partners.
  • You can trust in your professional experience with relevant software tools (e.g. MS 365 incl. MS Project, simulation software, ERP software).
  • You possess proven problem-solving skills and a high level of independency (in planning, organization, execution and controlling).
  • You have the ability to make operative trade-off decisions to accomplish project objectives under consideration of the overall Aurubis strategy in the decision-making process.
  • You can work under tight deadlines and high pressure while sustaining professional behavior.
  • You are open for constructive feedback as well as willing for self-development.
  • You have strong teamwork skills and interest in new tasks and challenges as well as intercultural empathy.
  • Willingness to travel and flexibility for (partially) international deployments to a respective project location round off your profile.

We Offer

  • Contribute your skills, experience and creativity to an exciting industrial company!
  • We provide a great deal of leeway to shape your work and a high degree of individual responsibility.
  • We communicate with our colleagues on an equal footing and develop innovative solutions together in an international environment.
  • Take advantage of flexible working hours, attractive remuneration package and company mobility solutions as well as comprehensive social benefits.


Then we look forward to receiving your informative application documents in English with your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date via online application only.

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Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.