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Engineer - Young Engineer Program

Company Name:  LyondellBasell Industries

Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  74583
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Manufacturing EAI
Division:  Manufacturing EAI

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

As a recently graduated Engineer the LYB European Young Engineer Program can help you kickstart your career in Petrochemicals Manufacturing

The European Young Engineer Program will introduce you to different career paths within manufacturing engineering in Europe.. During your participation in the EU Young Engineer Program, you will be offered a series of assignments throughout the Manufacturing locations in Europe, which will progressively help you to build your career in one or more of 5 possible manufacturing engineering disciplines:

  • Process Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • HSE Engineering


The goal of the Program is to build overtime the skills and knowhow required for senior engineering and managerial positions within any of these fields within our different technologies, in the production of polymers, catalysts, olefins and intermediates & derivatives. The roles you will be assigned to and the training that will accompany those assignments will offer you on going technical growth with increasing responsibilities, demanding your commitment to the solution of process, production, HSE or mechanical issues or the delivery of projects at your plant. Your efforts will need to contribute to the delivery of reliability, quality, safety and efficiency goals of the plant processes, in compliance with LyondellBasell’ s Operational Excellence Standards. You will receive the support from your line manager and will be assigned annual goals and objectives to help focus your efforts. Your performance and your development will be assessed at the end of each year. Your career progression will be determined by the success of your performance and your individual contribution to the success of your site and the company overall.

Do you fit the profile?

You have graduated with a Master’s Degree or PhD in the field of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Industrial/Mechanical Engineering and have a maximum of 2 years of work experience straight after graduation. You have the right to live and work permanently in the European Union. Mobility is an absolute must - you have to demonstrate the flexibility and availability/willingness to move from one country to another every 3 years on average for the first 8-10 years of your career. Total fluency in English is essential, together with an additional second/third European languages as a distinct advantage.


The application period is until April 23, 2021


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