(Sr.) Asset Performance Engineer

Are you ready for that next step in your career? Do you want to work in a global chemical company within the Asset Performance Team to improve plant reliability, integrity and availability within the requirements?



The Manufacturing site Geleen encompasses multiple plants: 2 Naphtha crackers, a Logistics unit for Chemicals & Intermediates, 2 Polypropylene units, 4 Polyethylene units and a Logistics unit for Polymers. The Naphtha crackers produce amongst others ethylene and propylene which are mainly used as feedstock for the successive poly-olefins plants.


The cross-functional Plant Improvement Team (which includes Plant Operation, Maintenance and Technical) identifies, selects and allocates resources to deliver a balanced portfolio of plant improvement opportunities that add the greatest value and focus on the most important activities. The purpose is to obtain strong functional teams to improve plant operations, reliability and sustainability.

In order to strengthen the Asset Performance Team we are looking for 1 (Sr.) Asset Performance Engineer.




What you will be doing: 

  • You will act as a program manager for asset performance methodologies like RCA and RCM with a specific focus on Reliability in Design (e.g. RAM) and actively works together with European and corporate methodology experts to develop common strategies and to share best practices and learnings.
  • You will be the driver of the development and implementation of a plant focused reliability plan in order to improve plant reliability, integrity and availability within the boundaries of EHSS and cost requirements. To achieve this, you will work closely together with all layers in the organization and with different departments.
  • You will function as a facilitator for several studies related to asset performance.
  • You will provide periodic analysis reports to the plant management and site leadership team highlighting past asset performance, possible areas for reliability improvements and progress on reliability initiatives.
  • You are responsible to systematically defines, develops, monitors and refines asset maintenance strategies.
  • You will act as site representative during corporate/industry/insurance and legal audits in the area of asset performance & maintenance and contributes to periodic industry benchmarks by analyzing/delivery of historic asset performance data.



  • You have a Bachelor or Master Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • You have minimum 5-10 years of experience in reliability, maintenance or engineering in oil & gas, petrochemical or energy production industry.
  • You have a good understanding and knowledge of methodologies such as RCA, RCM, RBI, RIS, Criticality Assessment and concepts like ageing assets assessment or reliability in design.
  • You have practical experience/knowledge of SAP, Meridium (or equivalent APM software package) and MS Office systems. 
  • You are able to speak and write excellent Dutch and English.
  • You are preferably living within 100km from site Geleen, or willing to relocate.
  • You are a self-propelling person, show ownership and have great analytical and communicative skills.
  • You have skills in facilitating and chairing multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • You are eager to develop and steer APM methodologies.
  • You have a conceptual mindset and are not afraid to challenge.
  • You are able to closely cooperate with relevant stakeholders within the whole organization.


Are you the Asset Performance Engineer we are looking for?



A pleasant working environment with colleagues who know how to get to work. Many colleagues have been working at SABIC for quite some time, so you can learn a lot from them. And they can learn from you!


Besides a competitive salary and excellent benefits, we at SABIC take personal development for granted. We provide this through a technical or managerial career path, in which we pay attention to developing professional expertise and personal growth.



Interested in this position?

Please apply online by sending us your CV. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Anke Bovens, email; Anke.Bovens@SABIC.com 


Please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment are part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending on the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations. 

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.



SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. We support our customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Our production in 2020 was 60.8 million metric tons.


We have more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 9,000+ global patent filings, and significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.


In Europe, we have over 6,000 professionals running multiple world-scale production sites and 4 technology and innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (the Netherlands), Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium).


SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.