Principal Mechanical Engineer

Yacht B.V.
  • Delfzijl
  • Vast
  • WO
  • 40 uur
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Requires working in the UK for 3-6 months then in the North of the Netherlands permanently

About us

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company with exciting plans to construct at €175m green field plant in the North of the Netherlands, one of the largest sustainable process plants in Europe!

CIRCTEC is the global leader in refining and producing product grade sustainable fuels and liquid chemicals from the natural and synthetic rubber content of end-of-life tyres. We are at the forefront of renewable energy technology within the biofuel and chemical industry. The innovative technology has been thoroughly tested and proven unrivalled in the world. After our pilot plant in Poland, we will now scale up by building the largest rubber recycling plant in Europe in the Industrial area of Delfzijl in the North of the Netherlands, with a second plant in Germany in the pipeline. This is a highly prestigious and career-making project, which will usher in a new era of sustainability in this field, using highly advanced technology.

The position

As Senior Manager Mechanical Engineering & Projects you will work closely with the Group Technical Director (TD) and fellow Senior Managers to organise all aspects of the project through the phases of final design, construction, to operation. You will play a key role in liaising with suppliers and overcoming any potential issues that may arise as well as managing the review of proposals, and the completion of calculations. During the first phase you will live in Chester in the North of England (3-6 months), where housing for you and your family can be arranged. This is to provide you with a full understanding of all aspects of the project. Thereafter you will relocate to the north of the Netherlands where you will oversee the next stages of the project up to- and including the operational phase. You will play a role truly at the heart of this exciting project and take ownership of its delivery.


The successful candidate:

·      Has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an internationally known university

·      Will have at least 15 years of relevant professional work experience

·      Has a background in the Oil & Gas, solvents or (petro)chemical industry (not food or pharma)

·      Has experience working in a Senior Managerial role for an owner organisation or with a smaller company. Strategic thinking and a sense of ownership is key

·      Has extensive Project Management experience and primary engineering responsibilities for significant projects of €10mln+. From design, through construction to commissioning.


·      Is naturally assertive and uses strong communication and negotiation skills to promote and secure the departmental- and company’s interests by managing all stakeholders (including contractors) keeping budgets and timeframe in mind.

·      Is highly organised and capable of managing a wide variety of smaller projects simultaneously, whilst being able to keep overview of the bigger picture.

·      Will be able to carry out, supervise and review technical calculations faultlessly

·      Will be flexible, diligent and willing to work the hours necessary to deliver a world class project (occasional travelling is also required).

·      Is either a Dutch native, or has extensive work experience in the Netherlands and knowledge of the cultural aspects as well as local rules and regulations. (MUST)

·      Is familiar with local and international SHEQ standards and adheres and promotes them

·      Has an impeccable understanding of the English Language and speaks Dutch (MUST).


There is limited information on the Internet because of confidentiality around the groups plans. Full information will be provided as part of the recruitment process


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