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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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

Rayong, TH

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1210

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


Do you want to have a key role in providing engineering support for large capital projects at a leading biochemical company with high sustainability ambitions?

The Senior Mechanical Engineer Corbion is looking for, will focus on design of expansion and growth projects related to developing sustainable solutions. This position also performs a critical review of all significant projects in the capex portfolio. Your base location is Gorinchem-NL, your long term projects will be global. In this new position you will be responsible for the broad mechanical discipline within (internal) client teams during the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of capital investment projects. Reporting to the Manager of Global Engineering, you are directly responsible for all mechanical aspects concerning the design of equipment used in bio-based processes. You will work in a multidisciplinary project team 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.


Are you ready for a next step? As our Senior Mechanical Engineer we trust you will find this. Interested and ambitious? 

Including the following responsibilities, this might be your next but not final step:


  • Lead all or major portions of the mechanical design activities for major projects.
  • Support Corbion in achieving its ambitious sustainability targets by developing environmental friendly engineering solutions.
  • Taking decisions which drive the project forward and support the goals of the project.
  • Coordinate external engineering companies for mechanical engineering activities; liaison information between vendors and the engineering companies.
  • Produce and review capital estimates for projects within the project portfolio.
  • Coordinate and supervise construction and commissioning activities of equipment and package vendors and mechanical construction sub-contractor.
  • Schedule all activities with other disciplines during all project phases.
  • Review and critique proposed changes to engineering standards, policies or details.
  • Support further development of engineering standards and technologies.
  • Discipline based management and control of the project on the basis of cost, timeline and quality.


About you


In addition to your educational achievements, the successful candidate for the position of Senior Mechanical Engineer will have:


  • A Bachelor or Masters' level with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least 5 - 10 years of equivalent and relevant experience in similar industries, at least partly in an international setting.
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary project teams in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Experience and capability to steer larger project teams including external engineering companies.
  • Knowledge of legal regulations regarding mechanical disciplines.
  • Awareness of the cost aspects within CAPEX projects, skills in estimating big projects.
  • Willingness to work for periods of several months within a year abroad (i.e. Thailand/China/US/Brazil).
  • Good command of both written and spoken English.


At Corbion, we look for employees who can:

SET CLEAR DIRECTION: Explain clearly where we are heading, why and how we will get there
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Deliver results and quality while managing change
FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS: Consistently meet the expectations of internal and external customers
DELIVER THROUGH TEAMWORK: Engage, motivate, challenge and support employees and teams

As the Senior Mechanical Engineer we need you to go the extra mile, to embody our behaviors and show the following competencies: 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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