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Engineer, Process PE


Sabic Gelsenkirchen

With a team of more than 380 employees locally, a unique collaboration and exceptional cohesion in Gelsenkirchen, we are running four polymer assets with a total yearly production volume of approximately one million metric tons of polymer products, which find their final usage in an uncountable number of applications in our daily lives. 

The proud history dates back to the late 50s with the construction and successful commissioning of the first polyethylene plant followed by a large expansion with two polypropylene plants in the late 60s. Over time, with strong focus and relentless commitment on continuous growth, the site has been converted and expanded to today’s configuration of two polyethylene and two polypropylene plants, of which two each are world scale assets. The most recent very significant expansion with startup of a new HDPE (bimodal) plant has been realized in 2008.

The advantage of being located next to the olefins plants of Ruhr Oel GmbH – BP Gelsenkirchen and additionally being connected to the European Ethylene Pipeline (ARG) and Propylene Pipeline (PRG), means a well-secured supply of the required feedstocks ethylene and propylene as well as a strong integration and position in the European Petrochemical Association. 

Today and in the future, the Gelsenkirchen plants are cornerstones and indispensable contributors for a successful and sustainable business in Europe.


We are convinced that the answer to some of the world`s biggest challenges lies in the natural human instinct to collaborate. Bearing this in mind, we are currently searching for an (Sr.) Engineer Process Polyethylene / Polypropylene who takes care of performance, technical improvement and safe design of one of our polyolefin plants at site Gelsenkirchen. In this role, you will be able to leverage on your strong collaboration skills along with your exceptional technical background and personality to make a valuable contribution in sustaining our business well in the future.  You will be in close contact with R&D and other internal and external stakeholders; you successfully improve plant performance and implement process innovations.


This task will mainly include

  • Monitoring, analysis and improvement of plant performance
  • INSPIRE others to join you in striving for excellent plant performance and safety
  • Assessment of process safety; key role in HAZOP studies and follow-up of the implementation of findings and measures
  • Process focal point for engineering and technical projects as well as studies
  • Commitment and ENGAGEment in effectively meeting process objectives and budget targets
  • Evaluation and implementation of new products and catalysts
  • Coordination of implementation trials with internal and external stakeholders
  • Scoping and execution of projects in close cooperation with SABIC’s Engineering & Project Management organization
  • DELIVER process designs meeting legal obligations from German legislations as well as SABIC safety and quality standards
  • Active implementation of best practices within the site
  • CREATE and foster an open and cooperative team spirit


We are very curious to hear from candidates who have a Master`s degree or equivalent in Process / Chemical Engineering along with proven experience in an international environment. A proactive and responsible person able to adapt to different situations and stakeholders driven by daily business is highly appreciated.

Additionally we would like to see as many as possible of the following well reflected in your professional experience

  • A (Sr.) Engineer with relevant process engineering experience. Graduates, willing to acquaint themselves with the function in due time to assume its responsibilities are also considered.
  • Systematic, independent and accountable working style
  • Ability to identify and set priorities
  • A motivating and collaborating team player, not reluctant to take decisions and accountabilities
  • Attitude of compliance with all company and regulatory requirements
  • Fluent in German and English language
  • Ability to effectively communicate with different stakeholders, including vendors and customers
  • Ideally, experience in a matrix organization


Interested in this position?
Please apply online 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: Recruiter, Dennis Verduin, 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 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,