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Project Portfolio Manager, Turnaround 2026


Porvoo, ES, FI

Country/Region:  FI
Job Area:  Project & Information Management
Business Unit:  Neste Business Unit

Are you our next creator of a change?


This is for you who wants to have a real impact on creating a healthier planet for our children every day. With Neste, you will be working for the world's leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and more sustainable feedstocks for the polymers and chemicals industry. Let’s create transformation for a sustainable future together. 

We are looking for you

Project Portfolio Manager, Turnaround 2026

to our team located in Neste Engineering Center of excellence in Porvoo, Finland.


This is a career opportunity for you, who has already proven yourself in Project Management and now is looking to move forward. In this job, you will focus on Porvoo refinery turnaround 2026 (TA26). You will lead a Portfolio Management Team to deliver the investment projects in the TA26. 


In this role you are an important stakeholder on the way to change an entire refinery towards carbon neutrality. Together with you and your expertise, we can make an impact today and keep our promises for tomorrow.

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.
In addition, our benefits for employees in Finland include, for example, a personnel fund as part of the overall remuneration, good occupational health care, and an extensive membership in a sickness or health insurance fund. We also support leisure time activities, e.g. by offering benefits for sports and culture.
More about the job
Your role in our team 

You will lead a Portfolio Management Team of around 10 people in matrix to deliver the investment projects in the TA26. The actual delivery organisation is significantly larger. You will be responsible for project portfolio KPI analysis, improvement actions and reporting as well as coaching the TA26 Project Managers to achieve the project targets. 

We work where we are most productive and therefore offer flexible opportunities for working. To promote cooperation and a sense of belonging we have agreed on face to face meetings with the team 1-3 times per week.
Keys to success in this role 
Education and experience that we look for

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years industrial related project management experience in an international EPC/EPCM environment.
  • Project Management studies and certification such as PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) or International Project Management Association (IPMA) level "C" or "B".

The best combination of experiences, skills and background are

  • Refinery turnaround experience
  • Excellent leadership, management, engagement and communication skills
  • Team player; cooperation and excellent stakeholder management skills are a must
  • Genuine interest for staff and their wellbeing to unleash the hidden potential
  • Effective communication skills in English (mandatory) both verbally and in writing. Other language skills are an advantage.

Other strengths we value 

  • Understanding of engineering, procurement and Construction Management disciplines/interfaces
  • General understanding of contract administration, business principles and business law
  • Cost and schedule management skills (including basic skills with scheduling software)

Let’s get you started


We look forward to receiving your CV and application (with a salary request) by June 7th, 2023.


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Saku Hamina, Head of project portfolio, Engineering Solutions, +358 50 458 1190 on June 1st at 12:00-13:00 (EEST) or June 7th at 13:00-14:00 (EEST).


The recruitment process will include interviews and a possible aptitude assessment. 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 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. 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: Watch the Neste story here.




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