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Process Control Engineer


Rotterdam, NL

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

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 Process Control Engineer to join our Engineering Team at the Neste Rotterdam Refinery.
You will focus on supporting the plant operations and improvements in the field of process controls and related instrumentation engineering (including safety systems) covering all aspects from conceptual design, through detailed engineering, implementation and validation, day-to-day activities including troubleshooting, and long-term performance improvements.
In this job you will work closely with the Operation Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Process Engineers, Turnaround Organisation, Operators and resolve issues concerning process control and instrumentation with the Equipment vendors and/or Technical consultants.
You will report to the Engineering Supervisor.
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

  • Provide technical support to maintenance and operation with regards to control loops, related instrumentation, process control and safety systems (DCS, PLC and SIS);
  • Troubleshoot and resolve related field problems and investigate plant and equipment trips and provide engineering recommendations;
  • Recommend modifications to improve the performance process control and prepare and execute software changes;
  • Defining process control issues as the design basis for setting up or modifying process units;
  • Participation in investment proposal preparation;
  • Elaborate approved (sub) projects in harmony with existing systems;
  • Interact and cooperate with other engineering disciplines and specialists like operating personnel, maintenance personnel, plant's HSE personnel, vendors' and contractors' specialists;
  • Supervise outsourced engineering work and check relevant documents and specifications submitted 
  • Participate in process risk assessment and SIL;
  • Prepare loop sheets, alarm lists, control and logic diagrams, control narratives and maintain the plant process automation documentation;
  • Maintain and contribute professional knowledge related to process control and relevant process controls engineering tools.

Keys to success in this role

  • Master or Bachelor Degree in Chemical, Process or Automation/Control Engineering;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in process control and safety system design, implementation and verification in refining, petrochemical or related industry;
  • Experience with DCS, PLC and Safety Instrumentation Systems;
  • Knowledge of process dynamics, engineering practices and international standards;
  • Knowledge of relevant engineering tools like dynamic simulation, AutoCAD, SmartPlant P&ID or SmartPlant Instrumentation;
  • Fluency in English and preferably good command of the Dutch language;
  • Knowledge of project preparation and project reviews.

Other strengths we value

  • Proactive, self starter and a can-do mindset;
  • Ability to work and function efficiently with manufacturing unit personnel in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply both process engineering skills and process control knowledge to improve plant performance and safety;
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues clearly;
  • High level of safety awareness.

Let’s get you started
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We look forward to receiving your CV and application before the 31st of May.
If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Recruitment Partner, Guidor ‘t Lam via
We will do our best to contact you within two weeks after the application time has ended. The recruitment process will include two 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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