Turnaround Manager

About the role

Location: Belgium - Kallo, Belgium - Antwerp

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


For our locations in Antwerp (Zwijndrecht) and Kallo we look forward to welcoming an expert in maintenance and project management.


Are you looking for a chance to drive an organisation forward with your expertise?


Borealis currently operates one hydrocarbon (Dehy) and three polyolefin plants (PP, LDPE, LDPE Compounding) in its location Kallo-Antwerp. In addition, we are currently in the construction phase of our 1 BEUR Dehy2 plant. The dimensions of the turnarounds and shutdowns are typical 0.5 – 25 MEUR financial and up to 700 contractors will support us during the execution phases. You will become part of an international company that values an open culture, welcomes initiative and encourages engagement.


As an expert in turnarounds these will be your responsibilities:


  • You lead the preparation and execution of Turnarounds and Shutdowns according to agreed targets, in compliance with relevant Group procedures and best practices and the strategic elements of the Operations & HSE Strategy.
  • You coordinate scope input, planning & scheduling, cost estimation, contracting and procurement as well as shutdown and start-up activities between all relevant stakeholders. You organise the tollgate assessments with the Group Expert Turnaround.
  • In cooperation with Procurement, you will establish, execute and close contracts related with the turnaround activities. 
  • You develop an effective and well-motivated team of Borealis colleagues and external partners.
  • In our Goal Zero journey, you will actively contribute to allow us to exceed further in our HSE results, by the continuous improvement of our turnaround procedures, work processes and practices.
  • You are part of the larger Borealis family, where you share best practices and participate in the Turnaround Network with members across Borealis, OMV and Borouge. You will have the opportunity to assist in turnaround reviews in our other European locations.

About you


You are the right candidate for this position if ...


... you have a Master's degree from an acknowledged university or equivalent by experience. You master the art of maintenance management and project management thanks to your experience of 5 - 10 years in the petrochemical industry. Furthermore you have demonstrated ability to prioritize and take actions and own a good set of negotiation skills. As do we, you strive to innovate and to obtain the best qualitative results. You do not compromise on health, safety and environment issues. Your knowledge of Dutch is excellent and English at business level is no challenge for you!

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Karolien Vercauteren, (karolien.vercauteren@borealisgroup.com). 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.


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). www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com






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The hiring process

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  • Proposal & agreement
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