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Construction Team Leader


Rotterdam, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Engineering
Business Unit:  Neste Business Unit

Are you our next driver 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 looking for a Construction Team Leader to join our Neste Engineering Solutions Team.


You will focus on leading the team of construction managers, construction supervisors and work preparators to safe execution of projects.


In this job you will work closely with the Project Manager Office Leader, Engineering Manager and Project Procurement Manager as well as and the other team leaders. (Operations, Maintenance and Technical).


You will report to the Engineering Solutions Manager.


The geographical scope of the job will include our Neste Rotterdam Refinery (office location), Neste Pretreatment, Neste Sluiskil and Neste Rotterdam Terminal.


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 


  • As a member of the site engineering leadership team, together with your team, you are responsible to safely lead the execution of projects.
  • Build a fit for purpose Construction Management Team to serve Neste projects in the Netherlands.
  • Build a project team for success with defining the right execution and contracting strategy.
  • You are a safety leader in the field.
  • Lead and manage the performance and competence of team members.
  • To conduct people processes efficiently and with high quality.
  • To co-operate proactively to enable the successful flow of the project work.
  • To develop processes, ways of working and tools globally together with colleagues in Finland and Singapore.
  • To enable, promote and proactively support integration and cooperation of Engineering Solutions and Neste Renewable Products business units in all projects, work process, administrative and personnel related issues in the Netherlands.
  • To continuously develop own expertise and invest time in developing and coaching others by making use of the Neste Leadership model.
  • Align and Cooperate with the ES (Finland) Construction Management Leadership team.
  • To support the Engineering Solutions Manager, PMO lead, engineering team lead and project procurement lead in executing projects according to the PIPE model and common way of working.


Keys to success in this role 

  • MSc or BSc in Engineering or Similar
  • 15+ Years of working experience.
  • Effective communication skills in English (mandatory) both verbally and in writing. Preferably command of the Dutch language. Other language skills are an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately, follow schedules/timelines and handle multiple priorities
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, Aveva, ect.)
  • Ability to effectively multi-task in an environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Ownership, persistent and customer oriented.


Other strengths we value

  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Soft communication skills.
  • Good with analysis and problem solving.
  • Leadership through example.
  • High level of safety awareness


Let’s get you started


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We look forward to receiving your CV and application as soon as possible,


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Talent Acquisition Partner, Jacob Faber via  


We will do our best to contact you within two 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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