Innovation Engineer - Technologist H/F/X



France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Voreppe

Remote Position: 


September 5th, 2023



Constellium is a world leader in the development and manufacture of high value-added aluminum products and solutions for a wide range of markets and applications, focusing in particular on aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium also has nearly 12,000 employees worldwide.


We are committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our operations and improving the environmental footprint of aluminum throughout the value chain.


In our company, safety is essential, it is one of our core values. Our Research and Technology Center, C-TEC Constellium Technology Center, employs about 240 people. Our research is mainly in the field of casting, aluminum transformation and surface treatment.


By joining our company, you will discover a multicultural company which is committed to diversity and the well-being of its employees.


In this context, we are looking for an Innovation Engineer able to identify, develop and validate in an industrially relevant environment (TRL 5) innovative solutions to reduce Constellium’s carbon footprint by reducing direct emissions. 


To this end, the jobholder will be expected to contribute to the ideation, project definition, and proof of concept stages of novel technologies relevant to Constellium’s processes as well as to upstream scrap processing and metal sourcing.  


The position will involve working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural Research & Technology project team.  It will also involve direct connection with innovative start-ups as well as with Constellium’s Business Units.


Your main responsibilities:


Your mission will include the following aspects:




  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for new projects, in particular through discussions with a broad range of technologists inside and outside Constellium, participation in conferences or trade fairs, ideation sessions, patent searches and work with technology scouting specialist companies.
  • Transition these opportunities into viable projects by clarifying technical objectives, contributing to the preliminary business case, and developing targeted action plans.
  • Drive these projects through the proof of concept stage.
  • Share the knowledge thus developed through clear and high-quality reporting.
  • Support patent filing when possible and relevant. 


EHS and security


  • Contribute to C-TEC’s zero accident policy by leading by example and taking all the appropriate actions to ensure work is performed in total safety (full compliance to all EHS rules, LSTs, incident / near miss reporting etc…);

Contribute to Constellium’s environmental objectives, in particular via the reduction in GHG emission through innovative processing.


Your Profile:


For this position a Masters-level degree and/or a PhD in Materials Science is necessary, preferably with a focus on metals-related technologies.

Practical and theoretical knowledge of metal processing technologies, preferably developed on aluminium-based alloys.

Knowledge of recycling technologies and/or recyclability of materials.

Strong digital skills (data analytics, R or Python programming etc.) and knowledge of environmental assessment methodologies and regulations would be a plus.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience developing metal processing technologies.

You have demonstrated your ability to work in a multicultural environment, for example through a period of training or professional experience acquired outside the native country.  

You have the ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms.

You are open-minded and innovative and you have demonstrated interest in working across the traditional boundaries of scientific or technical disciplines.

You are result and speed oriented.

You demonstrated in previous experiences your determination and perseverance to drive novel products/ processes.

You are capable of working in a team, have a can-do attitude and demonstrate excellent communications skills. 

Fluency in English (written and spoken) is mandatory. Fluency in French (written and spoken) is desirable. Fluency in German language would be a plus.




By its very nature, early-stage breakthrough R&D requires the ability to assess multiple solutions rapidly in order to select the most promising.  It will also generally involve wider opportunities and more varied challenges but lower success rates than more incremental projects.


Occasional  international travel expected.