09 May, 2023

(Sr.) Process Engineer

  • Geleen, Netherlands
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

SABIC`s Technology & Innovation Organization (T&I), consists of more than 1500 employees across six research- and ten application centers around the world. The technology organization supports SABIC’s global businesses in realizing its objectives by providing Best-In-Class Technology solutions. Within the SABIC T&I Polyethylene Technology division, we develop and implement novel catalyst systems, competitive processes, and differentiated products and applications. Our PE Surry Team –focused on HDPE and & UHMwPE platforms- has an opening for a Process Engineer to strengthen our expertise at the SABIC Technology Center in Geleen (Netherlands)

As (Sr.) Process Engineer you will be working on the development & implementation of innovation programs within the PE slurry business -including HDPE & UH, with global impact in existing and future Assets for SABIC. Your tasks and responsibilities include: 

  • To enhance polyolefin production processes & product performance in terms of output, quality, consistency and costs.
  • To work in a multidisciplinary setting within the Technology & Innovation organization where you will collaborate with different disciplines (business, manufacturing, market-facing organizations), where project approval, execution and implementation need to be secured.
  • To define, execute and manage development projects. You have to align goals and priorities and identify the activities and resources needed to achieve these goals.
  • To develop and communicate a vision of new developments in polyolefin process technologies.

You are educated to university level (MSc or PhD) in chemical or process engineering. Minimum 3 years of experience with industrial processes, and/or related industrial fields.

  • You have proficiency in predictive modelling tools (e.g. kinetic, thermo/hydrodynamic modeling)
  • Demonstrated experience within the field of process design engineering.
  • You are willing to grow your experience within process development/implementation within an industrial R&D environment in the field of polyethylene.
  • You are a critical observer as well as a conceptual and analytical thinker.
  • You are able to spot opportunities for existing and future catalysts/processes/products/applications. With the ability to translate them into value propositions for the business.
  • You are able to present your project proposals and results in a convincing manner to key stakeholders (T&I, Business, Market-facing, Manufacturing)
  • You are able to keep abreast of the state of the art in catalyst/process technologies and gain knowledge of associated fields and disciplines.
  • You are able to maintain a network with Universities and institutes in polyolefin’ s and be able to be set up and maintain external collaborations. You are able to set up and maintain collaborations with other companies as technology suppliers or and cooperation’s with e.g.  Joint Venture partners. 
  • You are a team player but you are also able to work independently on your contribution.
  • You have a persevering and challenging attitude towards your work environment, but you can also accept other views.
  • You are fluent in oral and written English. Additional languages are a plus.


Interested in this position? 
Please apply online by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Karl Davies, Sr. Recruiter on +31 (0)6 50 18 58 77. 

Please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment are part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending on the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. We support our customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Our production in 2020 was 60.8 million metric tons. 

We have more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 9,000+ global patent filings, and significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

In Europe, we have over 6,000 professionals running multiple world-scale production sites and 4 technology and innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (the Netherlands), Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium).

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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