Team Leader Automation & Electrical Group Engineering (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Would you like to be part of a company with a strong purpose? Aurubis is a leading international multimetal producer and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. Our metals are the basis for the green transition, digitalization, and future technologies. Rock-solid & rolling. Hands-on & high-tech. Skilled & seriously sustainable. This is what drives our 7,200 employees to top performance every day. Join our team and become one of our most valuable elements.

Aurubis will continue its investments in strategic large CapEx projects to further grow its core business. In this context, a 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 Hamburg as a


Team Leader Automation & Electrical 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 will lead a team of automation and electrical project engineers. Managing topics should cover 70-80% of working time.
  • You also assure the best fit of resources for the project needs and provide coaching and supervision in case additional technical project support is necessary.
  • Additionally, you are responsible for the (basic and detailed) design of automation systems and equipment as well as for plant implementation including alignment with relevant stakeholders.
  • You optimize the automation system design with regards to process security as well as easiness of operations and maintenance.
  • Besides that, you support project procurement in category management, review supplier offers (incl. drawings) critically, optimize RFx documents and take care of our claim management.
  • Furthermore, you exchange with suppliers to identify the best possible solution for the respective strategic project.
  • You monitor automation systems critically in preparation of the commissioning phase.
  • You develop and maintain technical drawings and other engineering files.
  • In addition, you tackle disruptions in your area of ​​responsibility 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 electrical engineering / automation technology, computer engineering or comparable.  
  • Besides that, you have at least seven years of practical experience in related engineering/technology professions and working experience as a project engineer or sub-project manager of major CapEx projects (>10 Mio. EUR), ideally in an international engineering environment.
  • Additionally, you have a profound understanding of chemical or metallurgical production processes and requirements.
  • Your English is business fluent. Excellent language skills in German, Bulgarian or Dutch would be beneficial.
  • You possess goal driven and empathic leadership skills.
  • As an excellent communicator, you have the ability to do presentations in front of relevant stakeholders and external partners.
  • In addition, you have strong teamwork skills and an interest in new tasks and challenges as well as intercultural empathy.
  • Furthermore, you can work under tight deadlines and high pressure while sustaining professional behaviour.
  • Moreover, 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 are open for constructive feedback as well as willing to further develop yourself.
  • Furthermore, willingness to travel and flexibility for (partially) international deployments to a respective project location round off your profile.
  • Additionally, you can trust in your professional experience with relevant software tools (e.g. MS 365 incl. MS Project, simulation software, ERP software).

We Offer

  • Working in a forward-looking industry and for a sustainable future: our metals are essential for megatrends such as digitalization and the energy transition.
  • More than fair pay: thanks to the chemical industry pay scale, you can count on a top salary.
  • We also offer you a company pension scheme and performance-related pay.
  • Relaxation is important to us! With us you get 30 days of vacation.
  • Benefit from our company health promotion program. We have a company doctor on site and our preventive health check-ups, vaccinations and physiotherapy services ensure that you stay fit.
  • Enjoy a variety of meals in one of our two company canteens.
  • We accompany and support you in your professional and personal development. Take advantage of our digital Learning Academy and benefit from a wide range of offers.
  • Your future is a fixed part of our program: in regular employee appraisals, we determine your next steps together.
  • Our mobility services keep you on the move: JobRad, Deutschlandticket, a StadtRad station right outside our door and bicycle boxes at the Veddel S-Bahn station.
  • We offer you support in finding accommodation: Aurubis AG has a large number of apartments in Hamburg districts such as Winterhude, Harvestehude, Rothenbaum, Uhlenhorst and Alsterdorf. Future and current Aurubis employees have priority when renting and do not have to pay a deposit during their employment.


Apply in just a few minutes and upload your CV. A streamlined process and prompt feedback are important to us, so we will get back to you shortly after reviewing your documents. If we are convinced by your application, we will invite you to a video interview via MS Teams. This will be followed by a personal interview at our premises. If both sides agree, you will receive a contract offer from us and we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Aurubis AG
Hovestraße 50
20539 Hamburg

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