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Project Manager – Team Leader

Apply your people management and project management skills to engage your team and to lead the delivery of key site improvement projects for a leading global organization.

10 maanden geleden


Botlek Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Vast contract
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
5-10 jaar, 10-15 jaar, > 15 jaar


Projects & Engineering (P&E) is AkzoNobel’s center of excellence in the field of project management and engineering. We create business value for AkzoNobel and selected external customers by delivering, design and realization of investment projects and optimizing current operations. We offer a stimulating and varied working environment with approximately 170 highly skilled technical professionals. Our project managers and engineers are located in offices in Brazil, China, India, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA.

Within this context, your mission in this position is to realize successful capex projects from initiation up to Mechanical Completion (MC) and handing over to operations for Commissioning and Start Up (CSU). You coordinate and oversee the overall project (s) budget always with a relentless and determined focus on HSE&S. As such, this is a position for candidates who offer strategic and conceptual vision alongside the perseverance necessary to keep the execution of the project on track, within budget ensuring dedicated quality and sustainable solutions.

In your role as team leader it is essential that you understand the people and execute talent reviews, ensure succession and support employees in their current and future roles and development. You pick up long term customers’ needs and translate them into proposals to stimulate development of the team and the organization. As a people manager you allocate resources in such a way as to attract people and position P&E as a preferred supplier to our customers.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as an efficient results-focused problem solver with extensive project management skills and outstanding people management skills?

Do you have what it takes to implement, monitor and adjust where necessary while clearly managing the expectations of the customer and relevant (group of) stakeholders? Can you work inclusively with the project team (functional experts and engineers), supported by purchasing, planning and estimating, to ensure that the business experiences ‘one voice’ when delivering on commitments? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic and highly demanding business environment?

If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of

Project Manager and Team Leader

The role and its responsibilities
As Team Leader you lead the local P&E team with Project Managers, engineers of several disciplines and construction management, a total group of 8 – 15 employees. You represent the P&E local team to Site Management of Industrial Chemicals, Rotterdam-Botlek.

This is a position and role with a high degree of autonomy for mono-disciplinary or multidisciplinary projects (overall budget about 10-30 million euros) in which you formulate the project plan, manage scope, budget, planning and adhere to the Large Project Management stage gate approach in all phases. For each phase the project needs active acquirement of approval.

Once approval is gained, you:
Manage linkages to other projects, project execution, coordinating and monitoring all project activities (engineering, estimating, and planning), reporting on technical part and progress, arranging construction management and supervision, supporting the selection and assignment of the CSU team, analyzing and mitigating risks and ensuring appropriate staffing is in place.

At all times you strive for an efficient project approach involving multiple parties; you work with external contractors, in consultation with engineers and procurement involved. Thus you should have proven experience with the Front End Loading (FEL) part of a project and in delegating and outsourcing (mono and multidiscipline) engineering.

Projects also require you to build, maintain and utilize a network of in- and external multiple (groups of) stakeholders/partners on a tactical/strategic level, to manage conflicting interests and uncertainties, and to represent the project within the organization.

Further, you ensure compliance and archive project documents, and hand over documents and data to operations to support and to enable asset management and maintenance.

At all times you keep stakeholders informed on project progress, alerting them to bottlenecks and your solutions and proposals in terms of costs and time. Upon project completion and closure you perform a detailed evaluation, identifying and analyzing lessons learned and defining improvements to sharpen people and project management skills, systems and tools.

AkzoNobel is committed to the highest standards of HSE&S across the organization and at all times you manage the HSE&S aspects of projects on a chemical site where safety is non-negotiable and a top priority!! In this position you manage (medium) complex and hazardous projects with (medium) potential impact on performance or image of AkzoNobel.

As an experienced Project Manager and Team Leader you are responsible for People Management and Development. Thus you develop, manage and motivate project team members via feedback, performance reviews and succession planning. You also promote training and development. Based on strategy and the operational plan you realize the (department/team) objectives by using capabilities of your team.

You are based at our site at Rotterdam-Botlek, the Netherlands. For functional alignment and support you’ll travel regularly to P&E’s 'home office' in Arnhem to share developments, ideas and challenges with other Project Managers.

All of this requires you to build, maintain and utilize a sustainable and accessible network of in- and external stakeholders/partners, and to represent the project within the organization.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s level qualification, preferably in Engineering or a relevant discipline;
  • At least 5 years of experience of chemical plant projects, incorporating several different roles within multiple units, disciplines, and locations;
  • You are a people manager and have proven development skills to attract, (functionally) lead, coach, appraise and develop employees;
  • Strong strategic and conceptual skills and the ability to execute and follow through;
  • Able to drive the Continuous Improvement of processes, policies and standards;
  • Extensive people management skills;
  • Based in the Rotterdam area but able to travel regularly to Arnhem;
  • It is essential that you speak fluent Dutch in order to interact with the shop floor, but English language skills are also important.

Application details
For further information, please contact Anne Marte van der Vossen, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to ww.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 170004TR or use the ‘apply’ link.

A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens, Alabastine and Jozo. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.