Project Manager Engineering


Description of
this vacancy

Position Summary

This position is to support Americas Division’s expansion projects governance throughout VPM* stages, ensure Vopak standards, Repeatable Formula and Project Controls are applied in accordance with local and national regulations and provide sound project management advice for green & brownfield expansion projects.


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineer or similar degree required

  • Master of Science in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Chemical) or equivalent

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant projects experience

  • Bilingual in Spanish, highly preferred (spoken, read & write)

  • MS Projects – P6 knowledge & proficiency is a big plus

  • Good knowledge and experience of cost estimating software utilization

  • Good knowledge and experience of CAD software utilization

  • Expert (+15 years) - Development, definition and implementation of Front-End Loading (FEL I, II & III)

  • Expert (+15 years) - New and existing technology in relation to green/brownfield terminal development

  • Expert (+15 years) - Industry technologies related to storing & handling of Oil, Gas & Chemical and bulk liquids

  • Expert - Relevant industry standards and practices (e.g. API, NFPA, PIANC, etc.).

  • Expert - Support and provide advice during development of the conceptual design, functional requirements and Basis of Design (BoD) in close coordination with Project Team 

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry & chemicals 

What we can offer:

  • ​Medical / Dental Insurance                               

  • Vision Insurance                                           

  • Short Term/Long Term Disability Insurance         

  • Holidays (9 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays)

  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance                               

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Supplemental  Life/AD&D Insurance                                                   

  • Vacation 

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

Task & Responsibilities:

Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training; demonstrates a commitment to and support of SH&E principles and values; champions safety as necessary

Project Management

Experience & knowledge in (1) managing simultaneously several projects, (2) contract management, (3) stakeholders’ management, (4) interface management.

  • Capable of managing several projects and follow VPM stage-gate process

  • Reports to the Americas Director Projects & Engineering and works closely together with Vopak Global Engineering

  • Inform Managing Director, Project Owners of project progress and main issues 

  • Provide solutions to keep projects on-track 

  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of project management and contract management to ensure contractors perform per Vopak Quality and Safety standards. 

  • Support project owner identifying project technical staffing requirements to support projects

  • Review and validate Project Management plans 

  • Initiate and organize key project reviews and ensure all Divisional & Global reviews are implemented and complete per VPM methodology

  • Ensure Internal Customer input is documented and included in BOD.

  • Ensure projects maintain a Decision log 

  • Ensure full compliance with permits and regulatory requirements.

  • Ensure full compliance to Vopak minimum technical, local regulations and operational standards

  • Knowledgeable in risk management and capable of using the outcome of project risk assessment to improve project execution until the end of the project. 

Project Engineering

At least 15 years in projects engineering experience & knowledge in Oil, Gas and Chemicals Terminals design (Operational Experience is a plus).

  • Knowledgeable in different standards and recommended design practices typically applied in the Oil Gas and Chemical Industries (i.e. API, NFPA, IE, ISGOTT, etc.)

  • At least 15 years of project engineering experience especially Front End Design.

  • Experience with execution of engineering activities in projects and interfaces between different disciplines.

    • Storage tanks (atmospheric, pressurized, refrigerated, cryogenic, etc)

    • Marine facilities (dock structures, topside equipment, etc)

    • Mechanical rotary equipment (pumps, compressors)

    • Basic process equipment (chillers, heaters, coils, etc)

    • Vapor Control Units (flares, thermal oxidizers, scrubbers, etc)

    • Truck and Rail (un)loading infrastructure

  • Familiar with activities required for the application for permits and related regulatory requirements.

  • Familiar with process hazard assessments (i.e. What If, HazOp, LOPA, etc).

  • Familiar with maintenance requirements in marine terminals (i.e. inspections per API 653, API 571, etc.)

  • Familiar with automation infrastructure (i.e. DCS, SIS, field instrumentation, etc)

  • Familiar with New Energies projects like hydrogen, hydrogen carriers, energy storage, CCS, etc.

  • Strong skills with software and computer tools.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the different contracting strategies: EPC, EPCM, E+P+C, etc.

  • Experience managing multi-discipline engineering projects where complex interface management are required

  • Knowledge and experience on the complete stage gate process (VPM) cycle.

  • Support the development of detailed engineering design, including specifications, standards, specification of equipment and materials, operating parameters, automation, utilities. 

  • Ensure engineering development of projects adheres with Vopak Standards and recognized industry practices.

Project Controls

Experience & knowledge in (1) development of project cost estimates per the international standards, (2) development and update of project schedule (P6 knowledge is a plus), (3) implementation of WBS & CBS, (4) application of Cost Control principles, (5) physical progress measurement, (6) forecasting methods, and (7) risk management. 

  • Review and validate project’s cost estimates achieve Estimate class per ICEAA.

  • Review and ensure Schedules are developed properly with the right level of task details and sequencing at each stage of the project from FEL to Execution.

  • Ensure CBS and WBS are used consistently across all projects, cost estimates, schedules, progress measurement and scope documents.

  • Ensure implementation of scope changes monitoring, and follow the approval process for Scope change and variations.

  • Implement effective document management for all aspects of the project to assure traceability, project records and smooth documentation turnover. 

  • Review and validate physical progress measurement is adequate to monitor project progress.

  • Review and monitor project cost and that cost control principles are applied on the project.

  • Ensure Weekly/Monthly reporting is prepared according to Vopak principles of transparency and integrity and issued on time to all stakeholders.

  • Review, validate and update with project teams the project risk register and ensure risks are being properly mitigated by risk owners.

  • Review and validate project forecasts of Time (In-service date) and Cost (EAC).


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas.

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