Division OT Engineer

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

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

Your role and impact:

As our Division OT Engineer, you will be a critical contributor to the Operations Technology team, providing terminal automation and other OT solutions to support successful operational and strategic initiatives in the Asia & Middle East region. As a strong team player, you will be in-charged of the planning, development & implementation of terminal automation in the terminals. 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 70 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.


Terminal Automation (TA) strategy, Plan/Budget and Functional Policies, Procedures  and Systems

  • Contribute to strategic planning for the division Vopak Asia & Middle East for TA.
  • Proactively guide and support terminals in creating TA master plans (authorship), translate these master plans into annual budget requirements and guide the terminals in raising their investment proposals.
  • Manages relationships with project owners, internal customers, project team members and suppliers, in line with the Vopak Project Management methodology.
  • Contribute to global standards and develop divisional standards, procedures and systems for TA.
  • Adopt these standards in TA initiatives, resulting in compliance for the terminals.
  • Conduct peer reviews of TA projects on adequate re-use of standards, best practices and compliance with policies.
  • Ensure that critical business rules and standards are embedded in the TA solutions.

Knowledge management – Expertise and Best Practices

  • Build and maintain professional know-how, make know-how available to project stakeholders, project members and suppliers and translate know-how to the specific Vopak situation.  
  • Responsible for handing over project delivered solutions to the relevant support organization.
  • Involve in knowledge concerning TA expertise, project approach, templates and integration with adjacent systems.
  • Provide professional expertise and advice to terminal management teams of Vopak to support them in their project preparations. 

Project Management

  • Contribute to project proposals and manage the project on time, budget, quality and scope.
  • Act as the daily focal point for the TA project team and aligns with project owners and internal customers.
  • Responsible for closing every project phase, with all deliverables at adequate quality.
  • Ensure a thorough cutover with the internal customer for existing terminals, while minimizing the business continuity risks.

Automation and Process Improvements

  • Responsible for automation specifications, review of supplier documents, test and acceptance procedures and implementation planning.
  • Identify, analyze and propose improvements of existing processes within an organization during the specifications.
  • Adopt agreed process improvements in the automation designs and embed them in terminal implementation plan.
  • Responsible for designing and recommending cost effective and fit-for-purpose solutions.


  • Degree in BE (technical), with at least 3 to 5 years of experience in TA.
  • Knowledge of the business activities and processes in terminal operations preferred.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling processes.
  • Knowledge of distributed control systems (Emerson / Yokogawa are preferences).
  • Knowledge of batch packages.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing and Execution Systems (MES) and batch packages.
  • Knowledge of the Industrial automation standards ISA 88 and ISA 95.
  • Acquainted with improvement methodologies like LEAN and Business Process Management
  • Affinity with IT.
  • Project management experience, preferably in a chemical storage or processing plant.
  • Willing to travel up to 40%.

How to apply?

Are you the Division OT Engineer we are looking for? We are interested in learning more about you. Apply to be part of our Operations Technology team. To send your application, click the 'apply' button. For more information about the vacancy, please email hrasia@vopak.com

Learn more about careers in Vopak on our YouTube channel here

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.

Application process

Step 1
Step 2
1st interview
Step 3 (optional)
Online assessment
Step 4
2nd interview
Step 5

More information about this vacancy?

Get in touch with

Shermila Tawammany

Apply for this job

Apply now if you're interested in this vacancy! Make sure you have the following documents ready to add to your application.