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Project Manager - Chemical Engineering

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

Montmeló, ES

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3358

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



The Project Manager Engineering is responsible for the planning and execution of Corbion’s medium to large capital projects in the EU following the Corbion project protocol.  Manage scope, schedule, costs and quality to deliver projects to support Corbion’s vision for growth and deliver intended investment returns.




  • Plans and leads medium to large-sized (€$5MM - €25MM) capital projects/programs that include the integration of outside technical resources.
  • Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult to complex problems using in-depth knowledge of specific manufacturing operations combined with the application of appropriate engineering principles.
  • Independently determines general approach and specific solutions to technical problems. Demonstrates good judgment in making commitments and risk-taking.
  • Provides technical knowledge on evolving capabilities within both the industry and the technology in a way that the business unit is able to maintain its relative competitive position in the market place.
  • Provides technical leadership to teams conceiving, developing, and implementing major technology upgrades or product improvement/line extensions. Routinely leads inter-organization teams working on product improvement and line extension.
  • Anticipates changing resource requirements and results, and initiates appropriate responses in a way that optimizes overall project results.
  • Makes effective presentations of technical material to non-technical people, both written and verbal. Able to build and lead effective work teams for midsize to large programs.
  • Drives use of the engineering discipline in such a way that it causes significant shifts in our manufacturing processes.
  • Deliver fully integrated human, operational and technical systems that achieve targeted business results. Can evaluate, develop and lead a project from the technical, operational and business perspectives.
  • Able to follow and champion the Capital Project Management process. Capable of following a disciplined process approach utilizing the One-Right-Way process to ensure vertical systems startups.
  • Interpersonal and technical skills earn respect and are recognized throughout the Corbion network. Continually builds networks in both the Corbion and external communities to more broadly influence the organization.
  • Proactive in dealing with confrontation and delivering win-win solutions for the business.
  • Through implementation of capital projects develops skills and capabilities in oneself and associated people.
  • Manage project scope, schedule, finances and resources to meet predetermined Corbion business objectives
  • Works independently to coordinate own and others' activities while networking with key contacts outside of discipline. Manage project team members both internal to Corbion and external engineering resources.
  • Works very complex issues using in-depth analysis and can evaluate tangible and intangible variables.
  • Have individual and shared responsibility for the safety of all personnel and the safe operation of the departments, equipment, and buildings under their authority.
  • Ensure that all training, inspections, surveys and safety or corrective action items assigned to their departments are completed in a timely manner.
  • Review and analyze proposed new processes for safety hazards.  Participate in the Management of Change (MOC) process.



  • BSc or MSc in Chemical Engineering required.
  • Minimum 8-10 years professional experience, including 5 years in a progression of assignments with at least 2 recent years of experience developing increasing expertise in capital project management disciplines.
  • Preferred experience should also include production or operational work, 2 years of project work with exposure to new product development.
  • Willingness to travel internationally frequently because travel is required, on average 20% as project progression requires.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must have command of the English language.




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 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of € 1070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2400 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


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