Regional Director Projects


Description of
this vacancy

Start your career as a Regional Director Projects at Vopak and be part of the Global Projects team engaging project owners, developers, managers and teams that are reporting to the BU’s. We offer you a working environment that is safe and pleasant and where equality, diversity and satisfaction are of paramount importance. Ready to develop yourself and make a positive impact? Improve the world and start as Regional Director Projects at Vopak.

What will you do as a Regional Director Projects?

As a Regional Director Projects, you will be responsible to continuously improve our Project Execution Excellence to Industry Best levels through support, coaching and engagement with the regional project community, implementing industry best project management practices and innovations, as well as providing regional project management governance

What do we offer you?

A career at Vopak means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be a part of a visionary, global tank storage services leader with a heritage of over 400 years and work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. We embrace inclusion and diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment, which is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. Besides a competitive salary package, we offer a comprehensive benefits program comprising health insurance, parental leave and wellness activities.

What do we expect from you as a Regional Director Projects?

The role is to be performed on a regional level with the center of engagements within the time zones of the region. The role can be executed remotely, regular office attendance is required and should be aligned with colleagues’ attendance and engagements. Travel within the region is required with occasional travels outside the region to support global engagements, PEER support and/or SME contribution. The project environments within Vopak provide an exciting exposure to front-line industry and travel, but the career trajectory requires experience building and track records in this field.

  • 10-15 years of experience in a role of project manager or project director in the process industry. Proven track records in:

    • front-end development

    • basic and detailed engineering

    • project management planning

    • stakeholder management,

    • project controls

    • contracts management

    • construction management & safety  

  • Ability to work and engage team members and stakeholders, cross generation and cross culture

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken. Local language proficiency is an advantage

  • Self propelling, entrepreneurial with grit and determination

  • Good social skills, connects easily with business, develops Vopak networks, inspires and facilitates people

  • International mindset with willingness and ability to travel

Your core responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for the Health, Safety and Quality standards and policies for projects in the region and an active promoter and initiator of improvements on SHE and Quality performance of projects

  • Provide input to the continuous improvement of the global standards, global tooling and global templates regarding projects

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in the Vopak Project methodologies as well as drive project Innovations for construction safety and productivity such as computer vision

  • Promotes and develops standardization over the projects for all regions

  • Support controls manager to Implement data acquisition, analysis and project control systems - to allow proactive and  informed governance

  • Maintain overview of the Project Workload lookahead

  • Monitor and influence the staffing of Project Manager positions in the BUs for complex projects based on qualifications and experience

  • Support the development and maintenance of the Global Lessons Learned, Statistics and Norms library

  • Support the development and maintenance of the D2C digital process

  • Onboarding and coaching of PMs within the region

  • Coaching of Project Owners within the region

  • Attend Steerco’s and other Governance activities

  • Track project performance and intervene where required

  • SIP, FIP reviews and tender board attendance within the region

  • Support Global Project Community Forums and discussions

  • Maintain connection with Industry Partners to collaborate on Industry Best Practices for Project Execution (IPMA, PMI, PMP accreditation)

  • Monitor the regional skillpool and implement the Project Managers seniority accreditation system

  • Analyze the Project Funnel, complexities, locations and identify issues and recommendation with the Project Owners with regards to team requirements

  • Maintain sponsor-level relationship with staffing agencies for Projects in the region

  • Support the development of career path archetypes for project personnel within Vopak

Want to start as Regional Director Projects at Vopak?

We are interested in learning more about you. To send your application, click the 'apply' button. For more information about the vacancy, please email

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This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may cover other related duties to meet the ongoing organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The successful candidate will be awarded a local employment contract.

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