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Scheduler Major TA


Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Maintenance
Business Unit:  Renewables 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?

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 Scheduler Major TA to join our Maintenance team in Rotterdam


Reporting to Turnaround Manager, the Scheduler Major TA will be responsible for effectively and efficiently  scheduling,  resource optimisation for turnarounds and unit shutdowns. Ensures turnaround  schedule is optimum and fully integrated to achieve key deliverables i.e. safety, cost, schedule, quality, efficiency, etc. in order to secure high operational availability.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Report scheduling status, estimated completion dates and preparation status to Turnaround Steering Team on a regular basis.

  • Document scope change and incorporate scope changes into schedule.

  • Document scheduling basis (i.e. productivity assumptions, key milestones, reporting needs, information process flow, planning input, integration strategy, etc.) and priorities to define scheduling process. Include the key structural elements of the schedule (i.e. resource coding, WBS, work order numbering, assumptions, key milestones, logic ties, hold points, etc.) and scheduling software interfaces. Set expectations for planning / scheduling team.

  • Establish schedule development milestones (baseline issue, optimization, critical path analysis, level, final schedule, etc.).

  • Lead constructability reviews, critical path analysis, schedule optimization reviews. Ensure all maintenance, investment projects & operations activities are fully integrated and optimized. Test productivity assumptions.

  • Tie hold points to inspection, QA/QC, PSSR and MOC activities.

  • Coordinate with Turnaround Lead to determine daily schedule reporting needs (critical path, near critical path, S curves, productivity, etc.). Establish requirements for look-ahead processing.

  • Define and document field schedule progress updating and reporting strategy. Deliver schedule progress training.

  • Coordinate with the Operations to establish system handover schedule and Operations resources need.

  • Collaborates with Procurement and Execution Coordinators, provide supports in contracting strategy, bidding process (i.e. package preparations, bid requests and reviews, etc. Participate in contractors’ mobilization planning.

  • Member of Turnaround Core Team (lead by TA Lead, consisting of Cost Controller, Planner ,Coordinators (Inspection, QA, Operations, Materials, Contracts, Safety, Procurement, etc.)




  • Degree in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering or equivalent qualification

  • Minimum 5 - 10 years in process plant turnaround and maintenance activities, specifically in turnaround planning and scheduling.

  • Knowledge of process plant production and maintenance, including contractors supervision & management

  • Knowledge of process plant turnaround execution and management, including contracting, safety & quality management. Familiar with turnaround phases, from initial long range planning through to post-turnaround review.

  • Project management knowledge, particularly in quick-paced, high intensity and time constrained turnaround environments. Experienced turnaround planner and scheduler, strong in scheduling tools – MS Projects, Primavera, SAFRAN, etc.
  • Familiar with contracts, supply agreements, terms & conditions, able to work & collaborate effectively with contractors, suppliers, vendors and partners.
  • Excellent people and communication skills and able to organize, deploy and manage resources effectively.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and possess interpersonal effectiveness. A good team player, builds effective cooperation and trustful culture, seek all collaboration opportunities.
  • Possess strong situational appraisal skills, able to prioritize actions with alignment to company values and goals and having sense of urgency.
  • Ability to coordinate and integrate varied activities with differing focus or objectives effectively in order to achieve common turnaround priorities and goals.
  • Strong work ethic with positive attitude and ability to make timely decision through good analytical process & problem solving.


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 Jaron Pouwelse via The recruitment process will include interviews and possible an 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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