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Operations Engineer


Rotterdam, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Production
Business Unit:  Rotterdam

Operations Engineer

Everything we do at Neste serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. Over the past ten years, Neste’s transformation journey has taken the company from a local oil refining company to becoming a global leader in renewable and circular solutions.  


Our purpose pushes us forward to search for new ways to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere, and to innovate circular solutions to reuse carbon again and again. Are you going to help us combat climate change? 


Neste Netherlands is part of the Finnish parent company Neste. The plant in Rotterdam produces renewable fuels. Together with 150 colleagues we are working everyday to operate, maintain, and improve the plant in an efficient and safe manner. 


We are looking for an Operations Engineer  to join the Operations department in Rotterdam(Maasvlakte).


Your part in Neste journey 


In your role as Operations Engineer you are responsible for optimising the availability, production and safety of operations by following and developing different process functions, variables and operations. 


  • Optimising, monitoring and troubleshooting plant operations and providing support for operations and other departments
  • Efficient handling of process-upsets
  • Developing process equipment and process availability
  • Working as team leader in different projects and making calculations and budgets for variable and fixed accounts
  • Arranging testing and implementation of process systems and equipment
  • Working as a team member in shutdown and maintenance planning
  • Discussing and applying multi-discipline process design and control strategies in relation to processes and systems.
  • Working as a contact person between shift operations and daily operations and between all different departments
  • Contact person during upset situations and responsible person for process follow-ups, investigations and reporting
  • Making operating manuals and procedures, equipments and tools for training and learning for the internal and external parties involved
  • Resolve problems arising in the course of construction
  • Make efficient commissioning and start-up procedures and working as team leader or specialist in commissioning and start-up phase
  • Working as a team member in shutdown and maintenance planning
  • Participates in making of safety culture of the plant
  • Responsible of following safe operations during normal operations and upset situations in whole plant 
  • Observing deviations and reporting immediately to the responsible person


You will report to the Supervisor Operations and will work closely with Operations, Process Automation Engineer, Safety Department, Process Engineers. 

Our work combines accountability, cooperation, and the desire to develop and renew. Working safely at all times is essential to all of us.


Keys to success in this role


The best combination of experiences, skills and background is 

  • Good knowledge of chemical engineering and process technology
  • Several years working experience in chemical plant or oil refinery
  • University degree in Chemical or Process Engineering 
  • Engineer or technical background (high vocational diploma or Academic degree)
  • Quality-, safety-, instruction knowledge and ability to work within them
  • Knowledge of automation systems
  • Knowledge of HSE- systems


We also value

  • A good teamplayer
  • Flexible, analytical, stress resistant.
  • Proactive searching improvements in all areas.
  • Being able to talk to and/or correct team members on attitude and behaviour issues.
  • High safety and quality awareness. 
  • Be able to handle confidential information. 
  • Good social and team skills.


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique. We believe everyone is a leader and share a natural desire for collaboration. Our three values “We care, We have courage and We cooperate” are embedded in our everyday work. Working safely and responsibly at all times is essential to all of us.

If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application. 


Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with our corporate recruiter Jacob Faber on


Please submit your application before the 31st of January


The recruitment process will include interviews and possible aptitude testing.


Our success begins with you.

Every company needs a purpose, and Neste has a strong one: to create a healthier planet for our children. We are 4,800 dedicated professionals committed to that purpose. Everything that we do, down to the smallest detail, shows our clear commitment to tackling the challenges of climate change. As an employer, understanding and valuing wellbeing is vital for our success. At the same time, we encourage every individual at Neste to contribute towards creating a positive impact on the environment as well as on the people, communities and societies around us.

Neste’s strategy is called ‘’Faster, Bolder and Together’. It reflects the understanding that there is no time to lose in combating climate change or helping to tackle the waste plastic challenge. In order to succeed, we need to act, innovate new solutions and deliver them faster and bolder than ever before – together.

As innovation is in our DNA, we are empowered to develop pioneering solutions to make businesses more sustainable. 

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