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Principal Process Engineer

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4031

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





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 Director Global Engineering, 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). Or work on several smaller projects by a matrix structure which is also part of our daily engineering business.  


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




  • Contribute to the process engineering (from Conceptual through to Detail engineering), construction and commissioning of new or modified production facilities.
  • Drive and facilitate decision making and guide third party engineers or vendors in the efforts to completion of the design.
  • 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, by distance or locally at the several production locations of Corbion.


About You


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 10 years of equivalent and relevant experience as a process engineer in similar industries, at least partly in an international setting.
  • 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).
  • On average 25% travel abroad is mandatory.
  • Good command of both written and spoken English.



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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