Project Manager


Rotterdam, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Project & Information Management
Business Unit:  Neste Business Unit

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 Project Manager to join our Engineering Solutions team in Rotterdam.

As a Project Manager you will manage a project portfolio to support different projects according to Neste operating model safely in compliance with agreed project scope, schedule, cost and quality.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are:

  • Support the effort to identify, evaluate, and select project alternatives by providing relevant project development and execution expertise.
  • Provides the expertise and resources to identify the project risks.
  • Develop the milestone schedule and requirements for turnaround integration.
  • Prepare the cost estimate.
  • Develop detailed plans for Feasibility/Definition and high-level plans for execution including construction.
  • Lead the engineering team.





During definition and execution phases the Project Manager shall be accountable for overall delivery of assigned projects including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the projects according to Neste operating model safely in compliance with agreed project scope, schedule, cost and quality.
  • Ensuring resourcing and leading the projects internal engineering, procurement and construction team.
  • Track project's scope, schedule and costs for changes. Prepare change requests for any deviation and lead the approval process.
  • Maintain a strategic focus for the project with frequent interaction with the Development Manager, Project Owner and Line Manager.
  • Ensuring project team members' understanding and commitment to project scope, schedule and cost as well as driving for project team members' ownership of their own scope.
  • Driving for project management best practices and efficient communication in order to create seamless and goal oriented teamwork in projects.
  • Sharing project management best practices within the organization
  • Ensure efficient communication and information sharing between engineering disciplines and other project stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement mitigation plans for off-schedule/budget/deliverables, unanticipated occurrences and risks.
  • Develop and implement mitigation plans for deviances in schedule/ budget/ deliverables as well as unanticipated occurrences and risks when required.
  • Ensure that project execution shall fulfill requirements of law and authorities and that all required permits (e.g. building permit) have been granted. Maintain awareness of safety and environmental requirements.
  • Reporting projects' status according to agreed principles.
  • Maintain project's data promptly up to date in Neste’s ERP-system.
  • Ensure and assist preparation of internal invoices and approve them for invoicing.
  • Hand over the completed project to Owner as agreed.



You will report to the Project Management Office Leader of the Netherlands, but you are expected to work very independently, collaborating closely and networking easily with the project organization in other Neste locations as well.



The best combination to success in this role:

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Project Management studies and certification such as PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Minimum 5 years industrial related project management experience in an EPCM environment, with experience in all the different project phases but specifically in the definition and execution phases.
  • Leadership and human resources management skills.
  • Project scheduling skills by utilizing Project Management Software such as MS Project or Primavera. Basic Microsoft Office skills and/or Google tools.
  • Possesses a general understanding of contract administration, business principles and business law.
  • Effective communication skills in English (mandatory) both verbally and in writing. Preferably command of the Dutch language. Other language skills are an advantage.
  • Experience in Renewable Processes is an advantage.
  • Living in the Netherlands




We also value:


  • A team player.
  • A driven person with ambition for personal development.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership through example.



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 Jacob Faber via


The recruitment process will include interviews and possible 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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