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Senior Process Technology Development Engineer LDPE-(EVA)

Global PE Technology supports SABIC’s businesses in realizing its objectives by providing Best-In-Class Technology solutions. Within Technology & Innovation, the PE Technology group is divided in product lines (LDPE, HDPE, LLDPE, Elastomers) and in core competences (Process, Product & Catalyst), allowing fast and precise implementation of innovative products, applications, processes and products within SABIC assets worldwide.
The global LDPE Technology division has an opening for a Senior Process Technology Development Engineer LDPE, specialized in design and/or operations of high-pressure technologies particularly in EVA and other LDPE copolymers. She/he will lead key process developments of the proprietary SABIC CTR® technology and support the licensing out projects. This position reports to the Senior Manager Global Technology LDPE. 


As a Senior Process Technology Development Engineer, you will be working on technology development projects for the LDPE business with particular focus on EVA-LDPE and other copolymers of LDPE. Your tasks and responsibilities include:
•    To work in a multidisciplinary and global setting where you will interact and collaborate with different disciplines in business, manufacturing, corporate T&I and marketing to secure project approval, execution and effective implementation. 
•    To define, execute and manage innovation projects from its idea conception until successful implementation in the LDPE assets. You have to align goals, set priorities and identify the activities and resources needed to achieve these goals. 
•    To improve LDPE production processes benchmarking position in output, quality, consistency and costs.
•    To support SABIC CTR licensees to improve their processes through the execution of Technical Service Agreements
•    To develop and communicate a vision of new developments in LDPE process technologies and capabilities. 
•    To understand the LDPE technology developments from competitors, defining the SABIC freedom to operate and to protect SABICs interest by analyzing relevant patent applications
•    Ensure effective interaction and communication across functions on a global basis (EU, US, KSA, CN).
•    PhD, M.S. or Bachelor degree in Chemical, Process or Mechanical Engineering with demonstrated operational, process engineering and/or fundamental experience in LDPE process and technologies (>10 years). The candidate must have EVA-LDPE related experience and competences. Other LDPE copolymers are considered advantageous.
•    Demonstrated technology excellence with proven ability of process design, project management and coordination. 
•    Proficient in modelling tools for high-pressure processes and their application to industrial production.
•    Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously on a global basis.
•    Proven capability to convert ideas and concepts into actionable plans and full-scale realization. 
•    Ability to communicate complex technical ideas effectively in both technical and commercial environments.
•    Conceptual and analytical thinker.
•    A high-energy and result oriented personality with the ability to identify and lead innovative opportunities.
•    Team player being able to drive cross-functional and global teams. 
•    Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Other languages are a plus.
The preferred working location is SABIC Technology Center in Geleen, Netherlands (located on the Brightland Campus Chemelot). Other SABIC Technology Centers can also be considered (Wilton-UK, Bergen Op Zoom-NL, Cartagena-Spain, Houston-USA, Mount Vernon-USA, Bay Saint Louis-USA, Jubail-KSA, Bangalore-India, Shanghai-China) The preferred working time is full time. The minimum required working time considered is 80%.


For more information about this role you can contact Corporate Recruiter Glenn Duggert via

Please upload your application, resume ánd motivation-letter, online, not via email.

Important notice: 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 the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependent of 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.