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Engineering & Technology Director

Job Category:  Engineering
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1048

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.


Global Engineering Manager

The Global Engineering Manager is a working engineer role that has responsible for management and oversight of the activities of a team of engineers in support of capex projects around the world. The initial priority will be to increase the size and capacity of the team to support Corbion’s growth strategy.  This will require training the team in the technologies, processes, and procedures used within Corbion’s various businesses.  The role requires a team player who is proactive and has a proven ability to develop and grow a team. Reporting to the VP of Engineering and Maintenance, you will also work in multidisciplinary project teams in which you will contribute to the process design. Since Corbion is engaged in a number of innovative biotechnology products, we develop our own technology which means that you are able to draw upon colleagues from various research, engineering and commercial disciplines and contribute to an innovative and inspiring environment.



  • Understand and implement Corbion’s new and changing processes and technology concepts for the production of lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, emulsifiers, algae products, and new products that fit the growth strategy.
  • Recruit, hire, coach and support members of the Global Engineering team to develop subordinates skills and techniques.  Build capability into the team to provide for business needs and development opportunities for staff.
  • Support Corbion in achieving its ambitious sustainability targets by developing environmental friendly engineering solutions
  • Produce accurate capital investment estimates and savings/return evaluations.  Incorporate sensitivity of financials to various scenarios to provide a strong basis for decision making.  Develop the stage gate details for development of projects to control risk, balanced with the upfront cost to minimize losses due to unfavorable projects.
  • Drive and facilitate decision making and lead engineers in the efforts to completion of the project.
  • Contribute to the engineering (from Conceptual through to Detail engineering), construction and commissioning of new or modified production facilities.
  • Compile documents and/or presentations for the management team to enable them in making the right decisions based on this information and present the information either in person or in other means of communication (video/conf.calls).
  • Implement projects on time and within budget outlined in capital requests.  Establish clear schedules and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for each project.
  • Manage the protection of Corbion’s Intellectual Property when working with potential partners, suppliers, contractors and customers.
  • Support projects and operating companies world-wide with expertise in Process Safety Management, HAZOP, ATEX/NFPA reviews, permitting, commissioning and start-up of new plants and plant extension or implementation of new technologies.
  • Actively contribute to the safety performance of the company and incident reviews.. 



  • Positively motivated, hands-on Leader determined to have the team succeed
  • Have a strong understanding of principles of Project Management- experience with large capital projects in a leadership role a plus.
  • Engineering Degree required, Chemical Engineer or Mechanical Engineer -  MS degree preferred
  • 10 years of Engineering Management experience
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary project teams in a multi-cultural/international setting
  • Capability to contribute significantly to the detailed design of the project
  • Excellent verbal and written technical communications skills to a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to learn multiple processes quickly and be decisive in ambiguous conditions
  • Ability to travel internationally to Brazil, EU, Thailand, US, India, China, etc


At Corbion, we look for employees with the following values:

COURAGE: We highly value courage as a driving force of innovation and change.

CARE:          We care about our colleagues, customers and business partners and we also care about the world we live in.

COLLABORATION:  We passionately believe that only through collaboration can we be successful.

COMMITMENT:  We have a steadfast commitment to do as we promise, to deliver to our customers, but also to our fellow team members and colleagues across Corbion.


As the Global Engineering Manager we need you to go the extra mile, to embody our values and to work in a multi-cultural setting, with flexible working hours in a fast pace, dynamic environment.  We need a manager with strong leadership and interpersonal skills, good analytical and problem solving capabilities, team player and strong communicator


Our offer


We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

•              Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference

•              International focus with truly diverse teams

•              Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products

•              Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment


In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


About Corbion 

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2019, Corbion generated annual sales of € 976.4 million and had a workforce of 2.138 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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