Engineering Manager

Rotterdam-Europoort, Netherlands

Job Reference 1239302

Location Rotterdam-Europoort, Netherlands

Industry Renewables - Biofuels/Biomass

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 9, 2024



Location:  Rotterdam-Europoort.

Contract duration: 1-year contract  (looking for someone to be in the project until mid 2028) 

Recruitment Partner: Airswift 


Keywords:  Engineering, Brownfield, Greenfield, Turn Around, Management, Refinery

Our Company 

As a global leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction management expertise to the energy, chemicals, and resources sectors we are proud to be able to expand our team in Wilton and we have partnered with Airswift to support our recruitment plans in 2024. 

We are currently recruiting for a Engineer Manager - The Engineering Manager will be responsible for managing the engineering department supporting projects and maintenance. The person will  stay in close contact with the project managers during the feasibility phase, FEED, the detailed engineering, the construction, the commissioning and start-up phase of projects.


  • Managing the human resources needed to fulfil the objectives of the Engineering function.
  • Administering the functions of engineering for Turn Arounds, Brownfield and Green Field Projects ensuring engineering consistency of approach and integration between the projects and maintenance activities.
  • Setting the knowledge and skill standards for the engineering department to deliver effectively engineering services to the project teams.
  • Advising and coaching employees on a daily basis.
  • Improving the overall effectiveness of the engineering disciplines through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure.
  • The development of a Proficiency Scale to provide a consistent framework that enables relevant discussion about developmental needs against a specific competency.
  • The development of a succession planning for the engineering department together with the HR department.
  • The development of a strategy to optimize the balance between continuity of experience and knowledge and the need for the variable workforce.
  • Keeping standards and procedures up to date.
  • Exploring opportunities to make the function’s processes more efficient.
  • Establish a safety-first culture.
  • Manages the daily operations of the Engineering department ensuring teamwork to achieve the best possible performance meeting set targets.
  • Directs and manages the following functions: Piping/Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and CSA.
  • Oversees the recruitment, development, and retention of employees under his direction.
  • Review project specifications, and supports refining the project’s scope and execution plans.
  • Supports and provide input to project services.
  • Sets the engineering standards, capture lessons learned through pre- and post-project reviews in coordination with project teams,
  • Implement quality, and provide specialized technical support to operations and maintenance.
  • Maintains regular contact with the project managers and leadership team to ensure that the Engineering functions meet their needs.

Skills / Qualifications 

  • 15-20 years engineering and Brownfield/Greenfield/Turn Around work experience.
  • Has relevant working experience with up- and/or downstream oil and gas companies.
  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Manage and support project teams in a matrix organization.
  • Manage and support engineering and construction contractors
  • Pro-active, good people management, communication and presentation skills.
  • Good knowledge about how to implement procedures and best practices.
  • Good planning skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.

The next step 

We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift.  


Don’t see a job for you? Register for our candidate portal

Sign in or register for Airswift Digital to stay updated with recommended jobs.

Visit our candidate portal