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Senior Process Development Engineer


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 LDPE Technology division has an opening for a Senior Process Development Engineer,  specialized in operations and/or design of high pressure technologies, to lead key process developments of the proprietary SABIC CTR technology and to support the licensing out projects. The position is based in the Technology Center in Geleen (NL), but other locations might be considered based on candidate possibilities and strategic fit.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

As a Senior Process Development Engineer, you will be working on technology development projects for the LDPE business. Your tasks and responsibilities include:

  • To work in a multidisciplinary and global setting where you will interact and collaborate with different disciplines within 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 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 (>5 years).
  • 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.

Further Information

Interested in this position? 
Please apply on-line by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Dennis Verduin, Corporate Recruiter via dennis.verduin@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 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 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.