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Mechanical Integrity Engineer


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA Berre l'Etang Cedex, Bouches-du-Rhône, FR, 13131 Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  85465
Facility:  Rotterdam-548, Berre-521, Wesseling-501
Department:  Materials and Mechanical Integrity
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Join LyondellBasell’s elite Global Asset Integrity & Turnaround team and become the central force in Mechanical Integrity, driving innovation in the petrochemical industry. With a focus on pressurized equipment, you’ll lead the charge in inspection and repair programs, shaping global standards. Your expertise will not only enhance safety and operational excellence but also mentor a new generation of engineers. If you’re a visionary engineer with a decade of experience and a passion for continuous improvement, this is where you can make a global impact. Welcome to Lyondellbasell...

This is the role

LyondellBasell’s Global Asset Integrity & Turnaround Department is a world-class, central engineering support organization – advancing continuous performance improvements in our petrochemical facilities worldwide. 

This position will function as a central Subject Matter Expert in the area of Mechanical Integrity of pressurized process equipment used in the petrochemical industry. The primary responsibility for this position is authoring, optimizing, and implementing programs for effective inspection and repair of stationary equipment in petrochemical facilities. The individual must have the technical leadership and judgment to assess complex technical issues then develop and communicate executable solutions. In addition, the candidate may lead one or more company-wide technology related improvement programs.

This position will primarily support EAI facilities but will have a global influence on stationary equipment mechanical integrity programs, tools, and turnarounds. Preferred work location is the Rotterdam office in the Netherlands, but Berre - France or Wesseling - Germany are available options.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Review site mechanical integrity programs to identify gaps.  Work with site personnel to align their program to corporate best practices;
  • Be the primary Stationary Equipment GAIS Auditor for OE Audits in EAI;
  • Provide technical leadership to manufacturing sites and projects for equipment design, maintenance, inspection, and turnarounds;
  • Mentor and train the organization in SME expertise areas to develop the organization and drive improvements;
  • Author, revise, maintain, and implement standards, preferred practices, and guidelines, related to inspection and repair of Stationary Equipment;
  • Participate in industry organizations to stay informed of new technology, industry trends and practices to informally network and benchmark with others in our industry. Research new techniques and tools to enhance business performance;
  • Function with minimal guidance to successfully manage multiple/changing priorities across multiple sites/functional areas;
  • Effectively interface across the company building consensus, and working well with people in diverse, multi-culture teams to gain support for organizational goals and facilitate execution of Mechanical Integrity initiatives;
  • Champion Process Safety, Occupational Safety, and Operational Excellence culture;
  • Travel up to 20% to EAI sites is required to meet business needs.

This is who you are

Critical Competencies/Behaviors:

  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances;
  • Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity;
  • Ensures Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.


  • Exceptional analytical skills for analyzing data, problem solving, and developing practical solutions to complex problems;
  • Experience working in Meridium APM;
  • Strong knowledge of inspection work processes, inspection data management and risk-based inspection;
  • API 510/570/580 certifications preferred, but not required;
  • Knowledgeable in application of industry standards such as ASME, ANSI, ASTM and API as they apply to design, analysis, re-rating and alteration of pressure equipment;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal/external customers;
  • Capable of influencing others in all positions, including management.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Ten years of experience working as a mechanical engineer or inspector in the refining, petrochemical, or chemical process industries with a focus on stationary equipment. This should include experience in the role of inspector, inspection supervisor, mechanical integrity engineer, or similar;
  • Broad exposure to stationary equipment and life cycle issues; including specification, design, construction, inspection and repair;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and German, French or Dutch. Fluency in Italian is a plus.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our Senior Corporate Recruiter at james.smeets @ for more details. 

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