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Project Engineer Process Automation

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Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Maasvlakte Rotterdam, NL, 3199 KA

Company: Bunge


Are you an industrial automation enthusiast and an expert on Siemens PCS7? Do you enjoy being the primary contact for your field of expertise, work closely with passionate operational teams and other departments, and have an impact by managing short- and long-term projects? Are you passionate about process automation in a way that leads to innovative ideas and execution that is a positive step change for the business?  We might have the role for you!


As Project Engineer Process Automation for our hyper modern and largest edible oils plant in Europe in Rotterdam Maasvlakte, your primary role of is to maintain and govern the process automation systems onsite. Your goal is to maintain and improve the reliability of the system towards minimum downtime and provide and coordinate 3rd party first line support to the local organization. Other core responsibilities:


  • Managing the Siemens PCS7 and Simatic IT process automation systems
  • Coordinating all activities regarding the process automation systems
  • Analyzing automation requirements and advising in optimizing the systems
  • Ensure proper MOC procedures are followed to manage changes in the systems
  • Developing process design requirements and make adjustments to existing software
  • Ensure implementation of major hard- and software adjustments by external parties


What does your future manager have to say about the role?


This role is a great opportunity! It is visible and you will work closely with the entire organization, from the Plant Management team to third party system integrators and the Project Engineering department mostly based in Wormerveer. The main focus for this position is keeping the systems as reliable as possible. Maintenance stops are often short and need to be utilized to the fullest to do updates on the PA systems. Updates should be done regularly but should also be planned and tested properly prior to execution. This position ensures that all parties involved in updates and changes are aligned in what is happening to the PA system. In your first year, most importantly you are expected to make sure proper MOC is followed, you make changes to the system and you will update the planning for maintenance stops. From there you will transform towards more core process engineering activities and will be in charge of exciting projects the plant has planned!


What do you bring to the role?


  • A Bachelor or University degree in (technical) IT, process automation, engineering, or another relevant field
  • At least 5 years of experience in the process industry
  • Experience with Siemens PCS7 and/or Simatic IT (MES)
  • Experience in Fieldbus systems and knowledge of S88/S95 standards
  • Fluency in English, but also Dutch is highly preferred.


As the role description might have given away, to manage this role you bring your driving personality. You are able to build relationships with and build bridges between departments. You are conscious and capable of involving the right stakeholders and representing their interests in projects. A structured approach is core to your personality, and you are leading and ensuring a high quality of work delivered by third parties.


What do we offer?

A key role in an organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. We do this in an informal culture where an entrepreneurial mindset is valued. With a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long-term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer tools and resources to support you in your journey.


If this description reflects your profile and ambition, we’re looking forward to seeing your application and motivation in English by hitting apply! In case of questions, please reach out to marinke.vanstekelenburg@bunge.com


Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk. 


About Bunge


Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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