Advanced Process Control (APC) Expert

About the role

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent



We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.


The future demands more sustainable solutions and Borealis is leading the way to a safer and fully digitalised next generation of plants. We want to therefore strengthen our global APC & Optimisation team which is part of our Industrial Digitalisation department. This team develops, supports and deploys APC solutions in our own plants as well as joint ventures globally in close collaboration with the local organisations who operate and maintain the APC applications. 


Are you the APC Expert who will help us continue this exciting and challenging journey? Do you want to contribute your expertise and continuously drive improvements to be part of tomorrow’s sustainable solutions? Then this role might be the perfect match for you!


We need an experienced Advanced Process Control engineer who will promote the development and implementation of new digital technology in the APC field with special focus on our Joint Venture plants in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As part of the APC team you work in close collaboration with Applied Digital Twin, Process Automation and Operations. This results in Borealis being an organization which is in front of APC development and which heavily invest in APC projects for the future.


Your main responsibilities will include : 

  • To promote Advanced Process Control (APC) as a key component in our Digitalisation journey. 
  • To maintain, develop and improve process control solutions for sustainability, energy and operability.
  • To lead and execute APC studies and projects for existing and new plants, with focus on Borouge plants. 
  • To develop and promote our proprietary non-linear multivariable BorAPC controller, currently being developed to include plant wide optimisation and other digital twins functions. 
  • To contribute to strategic planning on plant and group level for APC.
  • To promote innovative thinking and strive for “fit for purpose” simple solutions.
  • To provide training, advice and expert guidance to plant APC engineers.
  • To give expert support and troubleshooting to existing APC installations.


Please note that this role will require extensive travel activity. While you will spend a lot of time in Abu Dhabi, you might be required to spend an extended period of time in Europe or other parts of the world as well. 

About you


As our ideal candidate you have:  

  • Graduate Engineer in Chemical Engineering, Automation and/or Process Control. 
  • Minimum 5 years experience from working in petrochemical / polymer industry.
  • Minimum 5 years experience from working with APC and Process Control.
  • Trained in process modelling and simulations tools. 
  • Trained in Multivariable Process Control.
  • Trained in DCS and Basic Process Control.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural work environment. 
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, enjoying to share knowledge with others. 
  • Fluent in verbal and written English.

About Borealis and our offer



We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Jutta Maria Klein, Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.



With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs approximately 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of Borealis, while the remaining 25% is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Borealis supplies services and products around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the United States).


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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