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(Senior) Development Process Engineer

Challenging role in optimizing existing production processes and the development of new production processes in our chlorine and chloromethane plants for strong process engineers both in Rotterdam-Botlek (Netherlands) and Frankfurt (Germany).

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Welplaatweg, Botlek Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
2-5 jaar, 5-10 jaar


Bring an expert and ‘can do’ approach to key projects for a leading chemicals producer

AkzoNobel’s business unit Industrial Chemicals produces and markets high purity salt, chlorine, caustic lye, hydrochloric acid, chloromethanes and monochloroacetic acid. These products are essential in daily life and are for example used in the manufacture of vehicles, glass, performance plastics, pharmaceuticals, feed and foodstuffs (e.g. Jozo, Nezo, OneGrain and KNZ), textiles and disinfectants for swimming pools. Industrial Chemicals has approximately 1,900 employees mainly based in Europe and China.

Within this context, your mission is to play a leading role in optimizing existing production processes and the development of new production processes in our chlorine and chloromethane plants. We are looking for strong process engineers both in Rotterdam-Botlek (Netherlands) and Frankfurt (Germany).

Is this a challenge that matches your skills and ambitions? Are you a results-focused team player with good communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate others? Do you have the resilience and readiness to tackle short assignments within the Netherlands and Germany? Above all, do you have the energy and enthusiasm to make a difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment? If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the role of (Senior) Development Process Engineer.

The role and its responsibilities

This is a multi-facing role that involves you in the broad and challenging areas of Research & Development, Technology, Engineering, Business and Manufacturing. Your particular focus is the initiation and implementation of projects that will lead to improvements in areas such as productivity, growth, product quality, and plant safety and compliance.

You will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams in order to deliver cost-effective solutions on time, on target and on budget. In particular you create and develop relevant know-how and best practices to improve our processes.

All of this requires the ability to carry out and lead projects, while working collaboratively across boundaries. As such, the role demands strong people, communication and interpersonal skills, and the credibility to act as a convincing and persistent team-player who can build trustful relations.

Candidate profile

To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:

  • Master’s degree, PDEng or PhD in Chemical Engineering/Process Technology;
  • You have professional experience (> 4 yrs) in the areas of Process Technology/Process Engineering/ Process Development;
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry, measurement, automation and control technology are advantageous;
  • Good experience and methodological skills in terms of front end engineering and project leadership;
  • Willing and able to travel regularly;
  • Fluent in English. Proficiency in Dutch and/or German is an asset.

Application details

For further information, please contact Rob Salden, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to ww.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 170000O9 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.