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Principal Process Engineer

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1735

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



Are you ready to play a key role in coordinating and executing the process engineering discipline within client teams?


As a Principal Process Engineer  at Corbion you contribute to the engineering, construction and commissioning of new or modified production facilities. Reporting to Global Engineering Manager, you are responsible for developing the process designs used in our bio-based processes. 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 will contribute to the process design. You are able to draw upon colleagues from various research, engineering and commercial disciplines and contribute to an innovative and inspiring environment. Since Corbion is the global leader in lactic acid production, we develop our own technology.


You are part of a project team responsible for the design and engineering of, for example, 2 unit operations in a larger project (consisting of 8 or 10). 

Are you ready for a next (but not final) step? As our Process Engineer we trust you will find this.




  • Drive and facilitate decision making and lead third party engineers in the efforts to completion of the design. Has significant previous experience in a lead process engineer role.
  • Contribute to the engineering (from Conceptual through to Detail engineering), construction and commissioning of new or modified production facilities.
  • Collaborate with Research and Development to ensure the development of robust, cost-effective processes.
  • Support the deployment of Engineering and Process Safety standards within the design.
  • Possess and learn the design discipline to influence a project on the basis of cost, timeline and quality.
  • Create, review and evaluate Corbion and third party engineering documents, like: P&IDs, PFD’s, Heat and mass balance, equipment data sheets, piping system designs, URS, equipment and package drawings, etc.
  • Support projects and operating companies world-wide with, 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.




In addition to your educational achievements with a at least a Bachelor degree in Chemical or Process Engineering or equivalent practical experience, as the successful candidate for the position of Principal Process Engineer you must also have at least 15 years of relevant experience in similar industries. Other qualifications we are looking for:


  • Atleast 5-10 years experience in a smilar role.
  • Experienced in working in multi-disciplinary project teams in a multi-cultural setting
  • Awareness of the cost aspects within CAPEX projects
  • Very good interpersonal skills, good analytical and problem solving capabilities, team player and strong communicator
  • Willingness to work for periods of months abroad (i.e. Thailand/China/US/Brazil)
  • 40% travel required at times
  • Good command of both written and spoken English



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 Principal Process Engineer 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.


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 bio-based 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 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. 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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