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Principal Instrument Engineer


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  77898
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Automation Engineering, Instrument
Division:  HS&E, Global Engineering and Turnarounds


This is who we are


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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

This is the role


This position, within Automation Engineering of Global Engineering and Turnarounds (GE&T), is to provide technical expertise and strategic leadership for the safe and reliable design, installation, operation, and maintenance of instrumentation and instrumentation systems.    This position is a Global role and requires collaboration with other personnel in GE&T, Manufacturing, Global Projects, and Global Procurement to successfully meet the goals and priorities of GE&T. 

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Provide instrumentation and control support for Turnaround readiness and scope challenge assessments, and Turnaround execution support
  • Ownership of Instrument Standards and Excellence Model Documents
  • Provide leadership of key digital initiatives pertaining to instrumentation and control
  • Provide technical consultation and direction to the site instrument engineers
  • Drive continuous improvement of instrumentation and control systems by identifying opportunities through participation in incident investigations, analyzing reliability data and engaging with site engineering
  • Provide training on new as well as existing instrumentation and control topics
  • Function as technical lead or consultant for instrumentation and control system on capital projects being executed within LyondellBasell either at the corporate, regional or site level
    • Provide engineering design and specifications to support procurement and construction activities for projects
    • Review design drawings, engineering specifications and proposals to ensure conformance with relevant standards and practices
    • Serve as technology expert liaison between project engineers, plant personnel and instrument suppliers 
    • Interact with engineers and construction contractors, both on-site and off-site 

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of Instrumentation Maintenance or Reliability Engineering experience in the petrochemical environment at a Manufacturing site
  • TÜV Functional Safety Certification (preferred)
  • Leadership experience (preferred)
  • Languages English, additional language preferred
  • Expertise in design review, maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control valves
  • Expertise in valve diagnostics
  • Expertise in online asset management tools for instrumentation and valves
  • Expertise in Safety Instrumented System (SIS) lifecycle
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills to manage and successfully drive critical global initiatives and interface with and relate complex concepts/issues with all levels 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients
  • Ability to manage multiple/changing priorities and drive for results
  • Demonstrated knowledge and Maintenance Experience in the field of Safety Instrumented Systems

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 two days a week from home.


LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.

Interested ?


Please feel free to connect with Ton Brands, Corporate recruiter ton.brands @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button


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