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Process/Production Engineer Advanced Recycling



Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023

Join our dynamic team as a Process/Production Engineer specializing in Advanced Recycling, and let your expertise shape the future of sustainable innovation. Do you like adventure and want to play a pivotal role in steering our ventures towards success, shaping the forefront of advanced recycling, and ensuring operational efficiency while upholding the highest standards of safety, sustainability, and environmental consciousness? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As a Process/Production Engineer Advanced Recycling, you will collaborate closely with third-party advanced recycling and hydrotreatment partners, playing a pivotal role in various aspects of project development, design, and the future operation of these assets. You will foster innovation and promote sustainable practices within our organization. This encompasses spearheading the implementation of Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) measures, initiatives to enhance reliability and quality, and the undertaking of projects aimed at overcoming operational bottlenecks and facilitating organic growth for Advanced Recycling plants. In close collaboration with the management of the C&LCS production unit or the production unit organization of joint ventures, you will provide technical expertise to commission, start-up the plant and enhance the functioning of the plant or site. Your involvement may extend to devising modifications to plant systems and executing projects, including active participation in production trials and the development of new products.

You will be responsible for conceptualizing and formulating the scope of identified enhancement and replacement projects. Ensure that these projects are carried out with a strong focus on safety, adhering to specified timelines and budget constraints, while also aligning with relevant internal (HSE) standards, legal requirements, and permits. Additionally, provide assistance in the progression and implementation of projects following the structured 5-stage Gate Project Management Process (Gate PMP).



  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, plan, and implement pilot projects and full-scale advanced recycling facilities;
  • Utilize your knowledge of naphtha cracker operations to understand feedstock requirements and optimize recycling processes accordingly;
  • Conduct process simulations and modeling to evaluate the efficiency and performance of chemical recycling systems;
  • Commissioning and start-up of our small plants and assist in the training and development of production staf;
  • Lead laboratory testing and experimentation to assess the compatibility and effectiveness of different feedstocks in recycling processes;
  • Provide technical expertise and support to project teams during all stages of project development, from concept to commissioning;
  • Provide technical support to the production units to solve problems and continually improve the efficiency, quality and reliability of the process; 
  • Provide support in developing and reviewing predictive and preventive maintenance strategies combined with spare parts strategies for the different operations organizations;
  • First point of contact for engineering and equipment suppliers in assigned projects;
  • Support due diligence activities as and when requested;
  • Provide support to partnership / joint venture operations as and when requested.

This is who you are

You like to solve problems and address technical challenges in project development and operations. Your entrepreneurial mindset, commitment to results, openness to learning, and adaptable leadership style drive value creation. Integrity and safety are integral to your ethical approach. You like to travel a lot and easily connect with all kinds of people, at the plants and beyond. You speak the language of operators on site, you are eager to discover, learn and develop. You are an unstoppable adventurer.

This is what you bring

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent;
  • 7+ years’ in the refining, petrochemical, chemical or advanced recycling process, industries is preferred with significant (Capital) project development experience;
  • Familiarity with the basics of naphtha cracker operations and an understanding of feedstock requirements for petrochemical processes;
  • Experience in working with/through EPC(m) contractors for development and execution of projects;
  • Fluency in English, additional language is preferred.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our Senior Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. 

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