10 Nov, 2023

Lead Process Engineer

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Lead Engineer, Process Engineer Chemicals Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Are you looking for a Lead Process Engineer position where you will be managing a team of engineers supporting our manufacturing location? Are you motivated to contribute to safe, reliable and efficient future of our manufacturing locations? Would you like working at one of the biggest chemical manufacturing sites? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

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 challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

The Lead Process Engineer is a very diversified role, you will lead a team of process engineers supporting the daily operation of our manufacturing organization. Next to daily operation you will also manage process engineering activities for capital projects. 

You work closely together with our business teams, site engineers, engineering companies. You are part of the site supervision team responsible for daily operation of the manufacturing site.



  • Coordinating the process engineering activities for the daily support of the manufacturing organization as well as process engineering support for capital projects;
  • Manage and develop a team of plant support engineers, expert engineers and contractors (5-8); 
  • Technical advisor of the area assuring quality of technical services including the MOC process;
  • Advising plant management on (complex) technical issues;
  • Part of the site supervision team responsible for daily operation of the manufacturing site;
  • Focal point for a specific technology (POTBA,C4BDO or POSM);
  • Responsible for front end loading activities for (capital) projects in line with sites long range plan (LRP)

This is who you are

You feel right at home in a manufacturing environment where you embrace engineering process improvement. You are a strong communicator on all levels within the organization. As an supervisor you are not afraid to deal with resistance and you excel in coaching others. With your critical mindset and analytical mindset, you’re able to drive solid decision making.

This is what you bring

  • A Master’s degree in chemical engineering;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a comparable field of work;
  • Experience in leading teams;
  • Experience in preferably operations and technology;
  • Fluent English and Dutch.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. In agreement with your manager you can work from home 1-2 days max a week. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our sr Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ lyondellbasell.com for more details. 
Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two/three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

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