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Lead design engineer Dow Chemical Terneuzen

Klant: Dow Chemical
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Publicatiedatum: 21 maart 2018
Uren per week: 40
Salarisindicatie: Loon per maand
€ 3000,00 - 6000,00 per maand € 17,34 - 34,68 per uur
Vacaturenummer: V-0015105

Over de functie

Do you have the knowledge and experience in structural or civil engineering that propels a company to the next level? Do you enjoy doing field work as well as leading projects? And are you able to manage your priorities and timelines, no matter how hectic your workday becomes? Then Manpower and Dow Chemical have an exciting opportunity for you!
Employment agency Manpower is looking for an experienced lead design engineer for Dow Chemical in Terneuzen.
Working activities
In the role of lead design engineer you are predominately responsible for civil and structural design (i.e., Structural Steel, Concrete Foundations, Piling, Pipe Supports, etc). You will be supervising designers to develop and assemble contract packages in accordance with the project schedule. Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Leading projects within a team environment
  • Assisting with Scope development during FEL/Project Definition Phase 
  • Developing Civil Design Packages using SP3D modelling software and Microstation
  • Creating all required project documentation, including Civil Drawings, Demolition Photo Documents, Civil Job Instructions, etc.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of discipline standards and practices
  • Providing overall responsibility for Code compliance and Structural Steel connection approval
  • Working independently and/or leading projects utilizing multiple Civil Designers, interfacing with construction, manufacturing and maintenance personnel, other engineering disciplines, EPC’s, vendors, and suppliers as needed

Over het bedrijf

About the company
The Dow Chemical Company (‘Dow’) is an organization driven by science and technology, as well as a strong commitment to contribute to reshaping the world we live in and enhancing our quality of life. Current and future generations will face huge environmental and sustainability challenges in the years to come. At Dow, unique chemical, physical and biological science capabilities are combined to provide innovative products and solutions, where they are needed most.
Dow Benelux and Dow Terneuzen
Today, the Benelux area (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) covers seven Dow sites: two in the Netherlands (Terneuzen and Delfzijl), and five in Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, Tertre, Zwijndrecht and Seneffe). Dow in Terneuzen is the second largest integrated production site of Dow worldwide and plays an important role in developing and producing basic chemicals. Three naphtha crackers convert crude oil into ethylene, propylene, benzene, and butadiene, which form the building blocks for a variety of plastics and chemicals. These products find their way to customers in over 160 countries. The state-of-the-art research facilities at Terneuzen are Dow Benelux’ main innovation platforms where key partnerships between scientists, business developers and customers are established.
Dow Chemical in Terneuzen employs more than 2,000 people who represent over 70 different nationalities. The team has an especially international character and English is spoken in the workplace. The company culture itself is characterised by respect, collaboration and open communication.
The working hours in this position are during office hours.
What do we offer you?

  • Gross salary between 3.000 and 6.000 euros per month
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses at 0.19 euro per km
  • Reimbursement of Westerschelde tunnel expenses
  • Free access to E-learning platform Studytube via Manpower
  • Bonus opportunities for exemplary work
  • A full-time job for 40 hours a week
  • The opportunity to apply for a permanent contract with Dow Chemical
  • A vacancy for a longer period of time

Functie eisen

Job requirements
To qualify for this job, it is important that you meet the following requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • You preferably hold a Master of Science degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • You have at least 8 years of working experience in civil or structural engineering on capital or expense projects
  • You have an excellent command of the English language
  • You preferably have prior experience in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, or Energy industry
  • You must be able to do field work in an operating chemical plant, incl. taking field measurements, and climbing stairs and ladders
  • You have experience in managing priorities and timelines simultaneously
  • You are experienced in using Civil Engineering Design tool 
  • You are available for a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • You live up to 75 km from Terneuzen, for example in Goes, Middelburg or Bergen op Zoom
  • You have your own means of transportation (bicycle, moped, scooter or car)
  • You can apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag or VOG) that shows you have not committed any criminal offences
Start date
In agreement, you will start work as soon as possible.
Does this vacancy appeal to you and do you feel you are a good match for this job? Please use the “solliciteer direct” button to apply online.
The application process
- Apply online via the “solliciteer direct” button
- To speed up the application process, we kindly ask you to send your CV in English
- Fill out the questionnaire that appears after you have logged in and written down your motivation (without your answers we are not able to further process your application)
- Assessment of your application will be performed based on your CV, the questionnaire and any additional information provided
- The local Manpower office will contact you for an interview by phone or a live interview at Manpower
- Possibly, a job interview will be scheduled with you and the company
Is the vacancy still featured on the Manpower website? This means that the position is still available.
We are looking forward to your online application!

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