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Senior Reliability Engineer


Rotterdam, NL

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

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?


We are looking for a Reliability & Process Integrity Engineer to join the global Reliability & Process Integrity team based in Rotterdam Maasvlakte.


Your part in Neste journey


In the Renewables Production Platform (RPP), the global Reliability & Process Integrity team supports our strategic business objectives by creating a safe & sustainable reliability and process safety culture; the team is responsible for developing a multi-year reliability strategy and driving a cross-functional cross-layer collaboration to implement the strategy.


In your role as Reliability & Process Integrity Engineer, you will be responsible for developing the site reliability & process integrity priorities in line with our global strategy. Act as the site subject matter expert for risk based work selection and facilitate equipment criticality assessments.


Other main responsibilities are:


  • Create and continuously promote a strong reliability & process safety culture at site. 
  • Create and implement fit for purpose work processes that guide the organisation to apply the key reliability principles when designing, operating and maintaining the equipment. Ensure that the key reliability processes are well reflected in our NMS system.
  • Drive continuous improvement of asset availability and minimise equipment life cycle cost. Effectively collaborate cross-functionally and cross-layers to implement the objectives in the site strategy.
  • Foster a learning environment at site and promote strong cross-site collaboration with the other RPP sites.
  • Promote the use of reliability fundamental principles, tools and methodologies.
  • Act as a facilitator for RCA - root cause analysis, FMEA - Failure Mode Effect Analysis, RCM - Reliability Centred Maintenance, Benefit-to Cost analysis, LCCA - Life Cycle Cost analysis, among other reliability methodologies.
  • Collaborate with process safety eng’s and operations eng’s in risk assessments (both HSE & financial). Conduct vulnerability studies as needed. Manage discovered work / risks.
  • Facilitate development of Equipment Strategies (ES) and coordinate the start of site ES program.
  • Develop and implement a spare parts philosophy in line with the business objectives and the outcome of Equipment Strategies
  • Support operations integrity programs and development of operating envelopes for the site. 
  • Ensure a well defined and documented process is in place and being consistently used at the site for the above reliability processes. Action items are tracked & effectiveness of recommendations are monitored. Recommendations are assessed and continuous improvement made.
  • Start development of an annual maintenance plan (condition based, time based PMs, improvements) and support risk based justification of Turnaround work-scope.
  • Ensure a healthy set of reliability KPIs exists at different levels and functions in the organisation (both lagging and leading indicators). Ensure effective monitoring so that it helps to identify key improvement opportunities (for the site or globally) in the way we design, operate and maintain equipment.
  • Coordinate the site equipment bad actor program. Support equipment/maintenance engineers for effective equipment health processes (e.g. equipment health monitoring, KPIs, bad actor resolution, obsolescence program)
  • Subject matter expert for reliability incident investigations
  • Act as an interface with projects to ensure project reliability deliverables are met; support development of preventive maintenance strategies for new assets.



In this global role, you will work closely with the Head of Reliability & Process Integrity and will have multiple interfaces with departments like Maintenance, Engineering, Technical and Operations.


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:

  • Master's degree in engineering.
  • Minimum 8 years experience in the Oil & Gas or Chemical industry with 5+ years in operational roles.
  • Applied knowledge of reliability fundamental principles, methodologies and tools.
  • Experience in Risk Management applied to process integrity and asset management.


We also value:

  • Analytical & problem solving skills
  • Initiative & proactiveness
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Ability to stretch from tactical to strategic



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 as soon as possible


The recruitment process will include interviews and possible aptitude testing.


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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