Global Process Automation Expert

About the role

Location: Belgium - Kallo

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent



Make next-generation solutions real!  



Our future demands more sustainable solutions and Borealis is leading the charge towards  safer and fully digitalized next-generation plants. As we embark on this transformative journey, we are in search of a Global Process Automation Expert to join our dynamic team based in Belgium. This pivotal role will contribute significantly to our ongoing mission to redefine industry standards in process automation. 


Join a collaborative environment where you'll work closely with teams in Advanced Process Control, Applied Digitalization, and Operations, placing Borealis ahead of the curve in Process Automation development. Your first project? The start-up of our new world-scale propane dehydrogenation plant in Kallo, Belgium 


Are you ready to take on a challenge, contribute your expertise, and drive continuous improvement towards tomorrow’s sustainable solutions? Then seize this opportunity to become an integral part of our journey! 


In this role, your technical prowess and interpersonal skills will be highly valued. You'll spearhead key investment projects, conduct technical investigations, and champion developments that uphold our commitment to safety above all else. 

Your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Promoting digitalization and innovative thinking to deliver "fit for purpose" solutions that add tangible business value. 
  • Leading initiatives to enhance Borealis' engineering specifications, ensuring safe and cost-effective automation implementation. 
  • Taking the lead on projects and troubleshooting/incident investigations within Borealis and for our esteemed licensees. 
  • Providing vital support to key investment projects with your expertise in process automation. 


About you




You're the perfect fit if you bring 10 years of hands-on experience in automation and continuous control, with at least 4 years dedicated to the petrochemical/polymer/process industry and investment projects. Armed with a Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent qualification, you possess comprehensive technical expertise across various domains, including process automation systems (ESD/DCS/PLC), industrial IT, functional safety engineering/management, process control & tuning, and project management. 


As an individual, you excel in driving initiatives and achieving objectives. Your track record demonstrates your ability to thrive in virtual teams spanning different nationalities and cultures. Building strong work relationships comes naturally to you, and you possess the unique ability to generate enthusiasm and secure buy-in for your field of expertise. You relish the opportunity for regular business travel and eagerly embrace international assignments on a global scale. Fluency in English, both written and spoken, completes your profile. 

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 market competitive, role specific compensation and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for. Check out our careerpage for more information


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.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

The hiring process

  • Get in touch
  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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