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Principal Mechanical Engineer

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3612

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.




The Principal 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 project in the capex portfolio.  The 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 client teams during the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of capital investment projects. Reporting to VP of Engineering and Maintenance, you are directly responsible for all mechanical aspects concerning the design of equipment used in bio-based processes. At Corbion you work with a close group of colleagues with the same passion for designing and building processes to implement Corbion technologies.  You will work in a multidisciplinary project team in which you are responsible for the mechanical part of the design. You are able to draw upon colleagues from various research, engineering and commercial disciplines and thus contribute to an innovative and inspiring environment.  




  • Lead all or major portions of the mechanical design activities for major projects, support projects by own engineering skills where needed in the different stages of projects from early design until the end of the realization phase.
  • Coordinate external engineering companies for mechanical engineering activities; liaison information between vendors and the engineering companies.
  • Support capital estimates for projects within the project portfolio, review cost estimates.
  • 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 on a Masters' level with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as the successful candidate for the position of Principle Mechanical Engineer you must also have:


  • At least 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.
  • Knowledge of legal regulations regarding mechanical disciplines.
  • Awareness of the cost aspects within CAPEX projects, skills in estimating big projects.
  • Willingness to travel internationally frequently because travel is required, on average 25% or more as project progression requires.

  • Remote working is also a possibility.

  • Good command of both written and spoken English.

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 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


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 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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