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Compliance Assurance Manager


Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  HSSEQ
Business Unit:  Renewables Production

Are you our next creator of change?

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 hiring a Compliance Assurance Manager in Rotterdam as part of the refinery management team.

The Compliance Assurance Manager is responsible for ensuring that compliance processes related to the manufacturing site comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. You play a critical role in implementing and maintaining compliance programs, conducting audits, and providing guidance to management and employees on compliance-related matters. 

The Compliance Assurance Manager reports to the Site Director and works closely with various departments to ensure future regulations will be met and identify potential areas of risk and develop strategies to mitigate them while promoting a culture of integrity and ethical behaviour within the organisation.

Reasons to join Neste

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.

Your role in creating a sustainable future


  • As the Compliance Assurance Manager you are authorised to act on behalf of the Rotterdam site (NENL legal entity) towards all regulating authorities. It is expected that you will build strong relationships with the governing bodies in order to facilitate e.g. permitting process and (if applicable) solving any deviations.
  • The Compliance Assurance Manager is the owner of the compliance process and will ensure that all relevant activities to get into and remain in compliance are embedded within the organisation and work processes. 
  • You are providing leadership over the permitting officer and one environmental engineer (direct reports).
  • You ensure effective collaboration with internal stakeholders: you will work closely with departments such as HSEQ, operations and maintenance to ensure that compliance requirements are integrated into business processes and decision-making. 
  • The Compliance Assurance Manager reports to the Site Director and will be part of the Rotterdam refinery Management Team and within this team, you are responsible to set priorities in order to ensure compliance.



Keys to success in this role


  • Bachelor's degree in business, law, finance, or a related field. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in compliance, risk management, or related roles within the process industry. You have experience with a BRZO site.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, such as environmental regulations, health and safety standards, and quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001).
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify compliance risks and develop effective control measures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality and integrity.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Good command of the Dutch and the English language.



This position is located at Neste Rotterdam refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

We look forward to receiving your CV and application before the 19th of May. Interviews are scheduled for mid June. The targeted starting date is the 1st of September.


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Jacob Faber, Talent Acquisition Partner via
We will do our best to contact you within 2 weeks after the application time has ended. The recruitment process will include interviews and an aptitude assessment.

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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