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Process Engineer


Rotterdam, NL

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

Are you a creator of change?


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 200 colleagues we are working everyday to operate, maintain, and improve the plant in an efficient and safe manner.


We are looking for a Process Engineer to join our engineering team in Rotterdam.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are:


Monitoring and optimising production processes in the primary process area of responsibility and resolving process-related problems. Providing assurance for safe operations of all the NENL units. A proactive attitude towards maintaining the highest standards of process safety culture, with a focus on integrating safety measures into day-to-day operations.


Other responsibilities include:

  • Conducting risk assessments on plant related (process) issues.
  • Management of change (MOC), conduct risk assessments on relevant changes made to the facility’s processes and equipment.
  • Resolve problems and supervise problem solving execution.
  • Support or lead investigations to identify root causes of process upsets, deviations and incidents.
  • Provide technological and product-related knowledge in developing and executing new projects in co-operation with the Technology Office.
  • Provide technical instructions and transfer knowledge and insight to other employees.
  • Provide support to site related projects, review engineering documents.
  • Arrange tests and data gathering to be carried out in cooperation with production management.
  • Assess the test results in terms of technical production opportunities and potential environmental impact.
  • Provide support with respect to permit applications and compliance issues.
  • Draft and elaborate process flow diagrams and P&ID changes.
  • Maintain and contribute professional knowledge related to applied process technology and relevant process engineering tools.
  • Participate in HAZOP reviews for the current installations to keep HAZOP reviews up to date as per legislation.
  • Support with weekly and monthly reporting.



You will report to the Engineering Supervisor, and will work closely with other Process Engineers, Operations Engineers, Operators



The best combination to success in this role:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Process or Chemical Engineering
  • 2 years working experience as a Chemical, Process or Operating Engineer
  • Knowledge of business processes
  • Knowledge and experience with projects
  • Fluent English and Dutch


We also value:

  • A team player
  • Analytical and critical thinker
  • An individual who leads by example
  • A candidate passionate about career progression



Please submit your application as soon as possible.


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Partner Guidor 't Lam via


The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment


Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.


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. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.

We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future.


We care. We have courage. We cooperate.


At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities.

The world is going through changes. At Neste our strategy reflects the understanding and mindset that we can be in charge of these changes to serve our purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children.


In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.


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