09 May, 2023

Process Development Engineer, ETP-3E

  • Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Developer Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Within the Technology and Innovation organization, the ETP- E3P Technology Group develops new products, applications, and processes amongst others for Polycarbonate.




As a process development engineer, you will be working on technology development projects for the PC business in the professional and international technology organization.                  


Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation in the PC assets of major improvement projects related with capacity, quality, reliability and costs among others.
  • Actively engage in market intelligence activities to define the technology strategy that will keep SABIC ahead of competition.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary setting within the Technology organization where you will collaborate with different disciplines in Technology, the Business and the Manufacturing environment where project approval, execution and implementation needs to be secured. 
  • Define, execute and manage development projects by properly aligning goals and priorities with the activities and resources required. 
  • To develop and communicate a strategy for new developments in PC process technologies.


Additional Responsibilities:


  • Ability to influence SABIC Europe and Global Partner(s)
  • Ability to balance supportive/steering activities at Site and European level including go to for Advice by local manager(s)
  • Ability to work and influence in multi-cultural, diverse Global Community whilst aligning with local and global policy and legal directives
  • Ability to promote local and global corporate values
  • Strong Entrepreneurial and Business Acumen working cross business and function(s)




  • Minimum Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree (Technical Equivalent) or Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Technology and/or Equivalent
  • Min 3 – 5 years’ Experience in Process Engineering Research and/or Project Engineering
  • Preferably, have experience with Monomers, Polycarbonate research activities, and affinity with analytical techniques.
  • You are willing to grow your experience within process development in an industrial R&D environment with intimacy with product development work. 
  • You are a critical observer as well as a conceptual and analytical thinker. 
  • You are able to spot opportunities for existing and new processes and translate these into value propositions for the business. 
  • You are able to present your project proposals and results in a convincing manner to both business and manufacturing management. 
  • You have a strong interest in working on a project-based organization where your skills and capabilities can be used across different process and product lines. 
  • You are able to keep abreast of the state of the art in process technology and gain knowledge of associated fields and disciplines. 
  • 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 have knowledge of intellectual property concepts or are willing to learn.
  • Experience with Statistical Analysis, Process Simulation and Design of Experiment approach is a plus (Six Sigma Certification preferred).  
  • Fluency in English (both written and verbal) other additional European languages a bonus


Location: Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands

Travel: 25% (regionally and globally)




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, Corporate Recruiter via email – karl.davies@sabic.com


The application closing-date is 31st May 2023.


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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