25 Aug, 2023

Global Advanced Process Control Engineer (m/f/d)

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Wesseling, Germany
Controller Chemicals

Job Description

This position within Automation Engineering of Global Automation and Process Engineering  located in Wesseling, Germany is to provide technical expertise to maximize production, improve plant yield, optimize energize usage, reduce carbon emissions, and improve operations stability, reliability and safety through the use of Advanced Process Control & Optimization (APC&O).  This position is a global role and requires collaboration and routine interaction with other work groups to ensure maximum value is derived from APC&O applications.

This is a high visibility position with ability to impact multiple global sites and lead or actively participate in several new global initiatives in value enhancement and sustainability.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Technical lead for high value APC&O projects being executed within LyondellBasell’s global  manufacturing sites
  • Define and support Distributed Control System (DCS) regulatory control strategies as required for APC applications
  • Consult and assist sites in developing and prioritizing APC&O projects and regulatory control opportunities based on benefit assessment
  • Provide technical consulting, formal and informal training, and development of documentation, standards and procedures in relation to the role
  • Provide technical expertise for new, revamp and maintenance of site APC applications and lead as necessary
  • Evaluate, test and develop execution strategy on new process control technologies that will drive differential outcome
  • Participate and lead in both internal and external APC&O networks to maintain strong reputation as an industry leader
  • Provide formal and informal mentorship to other Site Control System Engineering Engineers to improve their skills
  • Evaluate new next generation AI based linear and nonlinear APC&O technologies to obtain more benefits and stay ahead of the competition





  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree, Chemical Engineering preferred
  • At least of 8 years APC experience in relevant petrochemical industry, with polymer experience preferred   
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
  • Understanding of process engineering theory and control theory funfamentals and have the ability to model and control chemical processes
  • Demonstrated experience with Advanced Process Control within polymer or petrochemical is required
  • Process experience in polymer (PP and/or PE) manufacturing preferred
  • Expertise with Aspen APC&O products (DMCplus and DMC3, Aspen IQ, GDOT/RTO, Aspen Plus) or Rockwell Pavilion (VOA, MPC)
  • Hands-on experience with distributed control systems (Emerson, Honeywell, Schneider, Yokogawa)



What makes us attractive – your perspectives?


We offer attractive salary package, company social benefits and mobile working.

We encourage decisions and reward results.

We believe in the power of many - with continuous improvement we build successful teams.

We want to appeal to everyone – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.



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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenge

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