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Want to be part of the team? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Turnaround Manager (f/m)

  • Location: Belgium, Kallo
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 24/02/2019
  • Hours: Full-time

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For our locations in Antwerp (Zwijndrecht) and Kallo we look forward to welcoming an expert in maintenance and project management


Are you looking for a chance to drive an organisation forward with your expertise?

Borealis currently operates one hydrocarbon (Dehy) and three polyolefin plants (PP, LDPE, LDPE Compounding) in its location Kallo-Antwerp. By 2022 the new and larger 1 BEUR Dehy2 plant will be operational. The dimensions of the turnarounds and shutdowns are typical 0.5 – 25 MEUR financial and up to 700 contractors will support us during the execution phases. You will become part of an international company that values an open culture, welcomes initiative and encourages engagement.


As an expert in turnarounds these will be your responsibilities:

  • You lead the preparation and execution of Turnarounds and Shutdowns according to agreed targets, in compliance with relevant Group procedures and best practices and the strategic elements of the Operations & HSE Strategy.
  • You coordinate scope input, planning & scheduling, cost estimation, contracting and procurement as well as shutdown and start-up activities between all relevant stakeholders. You organise the tollgate assessments with the Group Expert Turnaround.
  • In cooperation with Procurement, you will establish, execute and close contracts related with the turnaround activities.
  • You develop an effective and well-motivated team of Borealis colleagues and external partners.
  • In our Goal Zero journey, you will actively contribute to allow us to exceed further in our HSE results, by the continuous improvement of our turnaround procedures, work processes and practices.
  • You are part of the larger Borealis family, where you share best practices and participate in the Turnaround Network with members across Borealis, OMV and Borouge. You will have the opportunity to assist in turnaround reviews in our other European locations.


You are the right candidate for this position if ...

... you have a Master's degree from an acknowledged university or equivalent by experience. You master the art of maintenance management and project management thanks to your experience of 5 - 10 years in the petrochemical industry. Furthermore you have demonstrated ability to prioritize and take actions and own a good set of negotiation skills. As do we, you strive to innovate and to obtain the best qualitative results. You do not compromise on health, safety and environment issues. Your knowledge of Dutch is excellent and English at business level is no challenge for you!


How to apply

Are you ready to go beyond boundaries with us? We look forward to your online application before 24.02.2019. Please include your CV and cover letter.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we’ve received sufficient applications, that meet the advertised requirements.

For more detailed information about the position please contact the recruiting manager, Wim De Smet (+32 496 36 64 23). For questions regarding your application or the process please contact Talent Acquisition, Karolien Vercauteren (+32 472 46 62 03).


Company information

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+32 472 46 62 03
Karolien Vercauteren