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Senior Environmental Engineer (Waste Water)


Do you have experience with waste water in an international environment, are you able to think conceptual and bring detailed solutions for our factories, and do you have excellent communication skills? Then you might be the new Senior Environmental Engineer at Nouryon.


At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future. We are looking for team members who bring ideas forward, champion others and work together to do better. Does that sound like you?

About the job

Nouryon operates with a variety of Chemical plants; each of them having specific waste water treatment challenges. Different type of COD’s (Chemical Oxygen Demand); often in combination with Chlorides, Sulfates and/or metals. As Senior Environmental Engineer you provide solutions for waste water treatment challenges at out plants across the world. You will take a leading role in studies and process selection and design for improving existing waste water treatment facilities or adding new treatment facilities. In this role you will create and leads an active network of waste water treatment engineers across Nouryon’s sites and actively develops skills and knowledge in this team.

In your future role as Senior Environmental Engineer you will

  • Pro-actively assess (new) standards, BAT’s (Best Available Technology), permits and codes for their impact on our operations and inform sites and management on potential need for improvement.
  • Support sites in permit discussions with technological advice, reference to standards and BAT’s etc.
  • Lead studies, fit for purpose process selection and process design for improving existing facilities or adding new facilities.
  • Identify key cost driving components and challenge beginning-of-pipe solutions to reduce these components; so as to reduce the extend of end-of-pipe solutions.
  • Work with specialist engineering contractors or equipment manufacturers to complete basic design.
  • Support the Nouryon project manager during detailed design and construction and support (on the ground) commissioning and start-up of new units
  • Act as gatekeeper for new technologies and developments in existing waste water treatment technologies
  • Assess performance of waste water treatment facilities; identifies opportunities for improvement. Which include lowering emissions and lowering operating cost.
  • Support or lead root cause analysis/root cause problem solving for serious underperformance or incidents.
  • Identify good practices and drive deployment of these good practices across the regions
  • Run an active network of waste water treatment engineers across sites; develop skills and knowledge of the people in these networks, use the network for problem solving support and to drive good practices.

We believe you bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Environmental Technology/Engineering or similar
  • Minimum10 years of working experience in the design and operation of a variety of types of waste water treatment plants. This includes aerobic and anaerobic treatment plants for combinations of COD’s and salts (chlorides, sulfates).
  • Active knowledge on standards and codes regarding waste water.
  • Active knowledge of relevant analytical techniques
  • Good network across academia and industry regarding state of the art treatment solutions.
  • Fluent in English and preferably also in Dutch

We believe you are

  • Able to think conceptual and translate that into practical solutions
  • Able to influence people and selling concepts and ideas and bring them in to practice. 
  • Able to identify & structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize solutions

We offer you

You will have the chance to work with various international stakeholders across all levels of the organization. Our employment package comprises:

  • A permanent contract with a probationary period of 2 months.
  • A gross basic annual salary including holiday allowance based on your knowledge and experience between EUR 107,200 and EUR 130.000.
  • 30 vacation days.
  • An STI-bonus.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Good growth and training opportunities.

Good to know

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, based in Deventer. You will be reporting to the Director Global Engineering & Asset Management who is also based in Deventer. In this role there will be a travel component of about 25% of your time.


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit:  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


About Nouryon

We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  



For additional information about the vacancy please contact Kevin Prins Talent Acquisition Partner via


#WeAreNouryon #Changemakers 


We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 

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31 Aug 2024
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Integrated Supply Chain
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