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Sr. Engineer, Mechanical


We are looking for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Rotating / Static) for our Asset Engineering department. The department with currently 11 employees is essentially responsible for the integrity and reliability of our Assets in Gelsenkirchen. In order to meet the internal and external requirements, we work closely with internal departments in Gelsenkirchen and other technical departments of SABIC worldwide. In addition, we also work together with authorities and suppliers to ensure the integrity and reliability of our assets.


Job Purpose & Responsibilities

As Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Rotating / Static), you take care of integrity, reliability, technical improvements and safe design of our Assets in Gelsenkirchen. In close contact with internal and external stakeholders, notified body’s, suppliers etc. you will successfully ensure the performance of the plants in the area of responsibility. With your rotating / static expertise and team skills, you coordinate, train and provide technical requirements in a Team of Asset Engineers and the Plant Maintenance Department.


  • Integrity/reliability and criticality assessments in the area of responsibility
  • Monitoring, analysis and improvement of equipment/plant performance
  • Key role in HAZOP studies and follow-up of the implementation of findings and measures
  • Actively promote, mentor and INSPIRE others
  • Develop and optimize technically requirements
  • Commitment and ENGAGEment in effectively meeting I/R objectives and budget targets
  • Evaluation and implementation of tasks with internal and external stakeholders
  • Leading of complex projects as well as studies
  • Supporting the implementation of trials
  • Scoping and execution of projects in close cooperation with SABIC’s Engineering & Project Management organization including budgeting conform the CapEx-process
  • Provides (as an expert) technical leadership for I/R on site and gives leading recommendations to site management and project teams.
  • DELIVER Assets meets legal obligations according to German legislations as well as SABIC Operational Management Standards
  • Actively promote translation of Best Practices, SABIC Manufacturing Standards etc. within the site
  • CREATE and foster an open and cooperative team spirit


We are looking for a proactive and responsible person with detailed Mechanical knowledge in the chemical industry (petrochemicals preferred), able to adapt to different situations and stakeholders driven by daily business.

A successful candidate will bring:

  • A MSc Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least 8 years of relevant mechanical experience in Rotating / Static Engineering for the chemical industry. Professional background in Polymer-Plants preferred.
  • Attitude of compliance with all company and regulatory requirements
  • A motivating and collaborating team player, willing to mentor other team members and not reluctant to take decisions and accountabilities
  • Ability to identify and set priorities
  • Proven experience of collaboration and cooperation with other disciplines and stakeholders
  • Stress resistant in a fast changing and dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, including suppliers and authority’s
  • Ideally experience in a matrix organization
  • Additional experiences in project management as well as EHSS are a plus


Further Information

For more information about this role you can contact: Glenn Duggert, Corporate Recruiter, via glenn.duggert@sabic.com.

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is be 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 dependant of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.