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Technology Development Manager


Espoo, FI

Country/Region:  FI
Job Area:  Technology & Product Development
Business Unit:  Renewable Polymers and Chemicals

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This is for you who wants to have a real impact on creating a healthier planet for our children every day. At Neste, you will be working for the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. Let’s create transformation for a sustainable future together.

We are looking for you,

Technology Development Manager

to our Chemical Recycling team at Espoo, Finland or Dusseldorf, Germany in Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business

In our team, you will support building a winning combination of chemical recycling related processes to accelerate commercial technology deployment and capacity scale-up. Together with you and your expertise, we can make an impact today and keep our promises for tomorrow.

Neste is a solution provider for chemical recycling of plastic waste, and by 2030, Neste has the ambition to process over 1 million tonnes of waste plastic to feedstocks for new polymers and chemicals. Chemical Recycling is a fast growing, entrepreneurial team within Neste Renewable Polymers and Chemicals (RPC) business. Efficient and reliable technologies are in a key role in building an end-to-end technical solution. In addition to working with external partners, Neste is also internally developing proprietary processing technologies for upgrading.

Reasons to join

Real impact right now. We work in an inspiring and evolving business environment, where everything we do serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. To drive a growing impact as a global leader in renewable and circular solutions we live by our values every day; we care, we have courage, we cooperate.

Safety and caring. We value safety always and everywhere. We want our work to feel good and do good. At Neste, we nurture a culture where everyone is welcome and feels safe, respected and encouraged to be their unique true selves. 

Exciting growth. Transformation brings new possibilities and fosters our courage and curiosity. As a global growing company we support personal development with versatile learning and career opportunities. Collaboration is the key, and we believe in flexible, smart ways of working. 

More about the job

Your role in our team

  • Steer R&D and proprietary technology development at Neste Innovation and Neste Engineering Solutions 
  • Lead or support creation and validation of technologies to mature them for commercial deployment 
  • Ensure alignment of different technologies being developed, and their deployment projects 
  • Provide expert support for commercial deployment projects and capacity scale-up
  • Identify and evaluate potential partners and new technology opportunities together with Neste Innovation
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for creating unique intellectual property
  • Ensure internal support, resourcing and contract frameworks for collaboration
  • Participate in defining technology strategy for Chemical Recycling


Keys to success in this role

  • Master’s degree from a relevant field, e.g. Engineering, Technology, Chemistry
  • Good knowhow and experience on engineering, process design and/or concept development of oil refining and/or petrochemical technologies
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Strategic mindset, ability to understand the big picture, and ability to adapt to evolving technology and business environment
  • Advanced collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Fluent written and spoken command of English

Other strengths we value

  • Ability to understand complex technology concepts and communicate them concisely and understandably to non-engineers 
  • Understanding of chemical recycling technologies
  • Understanding and/or experience of petrochemicals
  • Experience with carrying out investment projects  
  • Experience with intellectual property
  • Presentation skills 
  • Willingness to travel

Let’s get you started

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We look forward to receiving your CV and application with a salary request by 15th June.

If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Dhiraj Hathwar, Head of Technology Development, by email

We will do our best to contact you within two weeks after the application time has ended. The recruitment process will include interviews and a possible aptitude assessment. We will  review and evaluate the applications as we receive them already during the application period and encourage interested applicants to apply early. The person selected for the position must pass a health examination including a drug test. A security clearance is obtained with their consent.


About Neste
Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. With over 75 years of refining expertise, we are now the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. We have set aspirational targets for climate, biodiversity, human rights, as well as our supply chain and raw materials. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Together with our partners we are aiming at a carbon neutral and nature positive value chain by 2040. Our success is created by 5,400 professionals working in 16 countries. Read more: Get inspired by our story.

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