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Turnaround Lead Planner


Rotterdam, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Maintenance
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 Turnaround Lead Planner to join our Maintenance team in Rotterdam.

The purpose of the Turnaround Lead Planner’s position is to lead the Turnaround Planning team for major TA’s and to manage the TA scoping, work planning/preparation and scope changes in accordance with the TA Manual, to meet the TA objectives (safety, quality, schedule and cost).



Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are:

  • Extend/recruit and lead the Rotterdam TA Planning team.
  • Ensure sufficient planning competence and capacity to successfully plan and prepare upcoming TA’s in accordance with the TA Governance.
  • Build one ‘cohesive’ TA Planning team which cooperates effectively with other disciplines/functions.
  • Participate in the TA Core Team and cooperate as ‘one team’ with Core Team colleagues.
  • Understand and translate key strategic directives to the planning team, e.g. TA objectives, Premise and Milestone planning.
  • Cooperate effectively with other teams, disciplines or functions, like HSSEQ, QA/QC, Operations, Maintenance or the investment projects regarding scoping, planning, cost estimation and scheduling.
  • Define and coordinate the scoping process together with the TA Manager, including scope collection, review, risk assessment, Scope Freeze and Scope Change procedure.
  • Train key scope contributors on the requirements and their roles with respect to scope identification, challenge and submission.
  • Define and document work packs preparation guidelines (i.e. minimal content, quality expectations, review and approval process, distributions and planning status reporting metrics, etc.).
  • Provide work planning support during TA execution to ensure safe and timely completion of the TA, including managing discovery scope.



You will work closely with and report to the TA Manager.



The best combination to success in this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 10 Years of relevant experience.
  • Preferably experience with: SAP, Roser/Prometheus work planning tool, Primavera P6, Cleopatra.




We also value:

  • A good team player.
  • Flexible, analytical, stress resistant.
  • Proactive searching improvements in all areas.
  • Being able to talk to and/or correct team members on attitude and behaviour issues.
  • High safety and quality awareness.
  • Be able to handle confidential information.
  • Good social and team skills.




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 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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