Technical/Project Manager


Description of
this vacancy

Join Vopak in Asia & Middle East. Make an impact. 

Your role and impact:

Vopak is storing vital products with care. Our work enables people across the globe to meet basic needs and live better lives. We want to store the vital products of today and the new vital products of tomorrow. Today, we store chemicals, oil, gasses, biofuels and edible oils. For the future, we are developing new infrastructure solutions to actively contribute to the energy transition with the introduction of new vital products, such as low- and zero-carbon new energies and sustainable feedstocks.

An important element of Vopak’s strategy is to accelerate capex investments in new energies and sustainable feedstocks. Carbon capture, storage and sequestration is one business line, others are hydrogen supply chains with different carriers (LH2, NH3 and LOHC), long duration energy storage (flow batteries) and plastic recycling (pyrolysis) to sustainable feedstock.

As our Technical/Project Manager, you will go out with the business development team to engage with multiple customers and stakeholders. You will follow-up on such engagements by translating commercial and operational requirements into sound project baselines of scope (BoD), cost and schedule. You will become part of Vopak’s global New Energies, Projects and Engineering community where the latest knowledge on CCS, hydrogen, LDES and plastic recycling is collected and shared.

For the advanced projects, you are ready to be assigned to the project delivery team during the definition (FEED) and execution (construction & commissioning) phase. Willingness to travel or work abroad is therefore important.

Are you ready to make an impact on our growing business in our region? Read on to find out more about this exciting job opportunity! 

A rewarding place to work  

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. 

Who are we? 

Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company, operating 71 terminals in 23 countries.  We store vital products such as chemicals, oils, gases, LNG and biofuels with care. With a focus on sustainability, we ensure safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our customers. By doing so, we enable the delivery of products vital for the energy, chemicals and food & agriculture industries, and to our daily lives. As a progressive and growing company, we continue transforming our portfolio and position our company strategically towards more sustainable forms of energy and feedstocks for example hydrogen and CO2.

We are committed to develop key infrastructure solutions for the world’s changing energy systems, while simultaneously investing in digitalization and innovation. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 


  • Carry-out feasibility studies and conceptual engineering with design companies to develop PFDs and P&IDs, with all required functional and technical specifications in accordance with Vopak standards and applicable codes and standards

  • Ensure safety by organizing and attending HAZID and HAZOP meetings

  • Review design for future operability and maintainability

  • Ensure all project related authority approvals and permits  (environment & construction) are considered and part of the project development

  • Ensure that latest technology, technical insights, best practices and developments in the field are known and duly reflected in the project development

  • Together with the Project Owner and Project Developer, develop investment proposals to advance the project in compliance with Vopak Project Management standard (VPM)

  • Manage the technical scope, planning, quality, risk and budget of the project

  • Develop key documents such as Project Execution Plan and Safety Plan in coordination with design and construction contractors

  • Effectively communicate progress to all stakeholders of the project (internally and externally) and provide regular status reports

Your typical project management activities include:

  • Leadership: Set up the technical project organization, lead the project delivery team and manage their work allocation

  • Risk Management: Identify, assess, and mitigate project risks

  • SHE: Establish, communicate and maintain a sound SHE policy and a SHE plan in line with Vopak SHE policy and standards

  • Project Controls: Monitor and control the progress with regards to safety, scope, cost and schedule

  • Contracting and contract management: Source, select and enter into agreements with 3rd party engineering and consultancy providers against the right contracting strategy and with competitive terms


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, with a degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Process Engineering;

  • Minimum 5 years of professional engineering experience, accumulated in the fields of energy transition, new energies or sustainable feedstocks (Owner’s Expert);

  • Ability to deal with a wide range of engineering disciplines and to manage interfaces;

  • Project management experience for oil & gas or energy infrastructure, certified PMP is considered a plus;

  • FEED experience, either on Owner’s or Contractor’s part for oil & gas or energy infrastructure;

  • Construction and/or commissioning experience on site for oil & gas or energy infrastructure;

  • Proven safety leadership

  • Proficient communicator in English both written and verbal

  • Flexibility to work internationally at different locations;

  • Customer focused and results orientated;

  • Competences: Ability to serve multiple projects / work independently and proactively / excellent conceptualizer and scenario thinker / ability to formulate rationalized recommendations / excellent stakeholder management

How to apply?

Are you the Technical/Project Manager we are looking for? We are interested in learning more about you. Apply to be part of our Commercial team. 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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