Process Automation Engineer

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As a Process Control and Automation Engineer, you will work as a member of the Control and Automation discipline. You will be involved in the design of Controls and Automation Systems of future plant, and learn relevant skills to maintain the Automation Systems during plant operation. After the Commissioning and Start-Up period you will transition to the production organisation.

  • Ensure compliance with Safety,Health and Evironmental legislation, prior to and post start-up
  • Work productively with the Main Automation Contractor
  • Work productively with EXECUTE Contractor firms
  • Develop yourself to a competent Process Automation Engineer on the Honeywell Experion System so you can lead the software reviews. The client will provide a training plan to learn and practice system engineering and configuration
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Ethylene Process so you can independently review and modify control strategies
  • Work closely with the Project Automation Lead Engineer to ensure that all Automation issues are properly resolved in a timely manner.
  • Attend Control and Automation design reviews and Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT)
  • Participate to the Operator Training Simulator (OTS) Model development, validation and testing
  • Support pre-commissioning and commissioning as required.
  • Ensure a seamless handover to Operation and Maintenance
  • Maintain the ICSS to ensure safe and reliable operation of the plant (hardware and software)
  • Teach and coach the Operations team to ensure that the plant runs well
  • Continuous improvement of the control application (tuning, improving the control strategy)
  • Provide support to capture opportunities (safety, environmental and financial)
  • When necessary, support CAPEX projects during whole project life including engineering, commissioning and start-up phase of the project



  • Excellent team player
  • Strong planning and organizing ability
  • Ability to interface effectively with people of all levels, both internal and third parties, and with wide ranging cultural backgrounds
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Willingness to learn Dutch
  • An engineering degree (chemical engineering or equivalent) or Bachelor degree with relevant experience
  • More than 3 years’ experience in Engineering or Maintenance role in Refining / Petrochemical / Chemical industry.
  • Ambition to develop yourself as a Process Automation Engineer
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel in Europe for short and few weeks missions during project execution
  • Experience with Operator Training Simulation tools will be a plus
  • Experience with Cyber Security will be a plus


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