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The Turnaround (TA) department provides valuable assistance to all plants in the form of planning and executing turnarounds for the SABIC Geleen site. The TA department operate according to a comprehensive set of standardized work processes, taking into account HSE, quality, cost, and schedule conditions.

The ideal candidate for this role will be responsible for constructing budgets for turnarounds and projects, with an emphasis on turnarounds. You will support the turnaround manager by preparing budgets and risk analyses throughout the different preparation stages, and provide advice on optimizing costs. Your budgets will be used to make informed decisions. Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing knowledge of budgets and estimations.

You will also have a secondary role as cost controller. You will collaborate with the departmental cost controller for assistance, and help generate cost reports and expenditure forecasts for the Turnaround Manager. You will handle important and sensitive data with the utmost discretion. Moreover, you will act as a regulator for estimating methods.


The primary duties of a Cost Estimator include:

  • Being held accountable for the preparation, quality, and consistency of cost effective estimates. This includes long-term turnaround budget plans, C- and B-estimates (25% and 10% accuracy), and the preparation of cost forecasts. These standardized estimates are critical inputs for major business decisions, project funding, and cost control.
  • Working closely with the TA team, cost controller, planners, and other departments such as Procurement, Technical, Maintenance, and Operations.
  • Providing informed advice and maintaining focus on achieving the best TA performance possible.
  • Organizing and scheduling the workload with a strong emphasis on meeting milestones.
  • Delivering spend prognosis of turnarounds and TA related maintenance projects.
  • Developing TA Management reports, contents, and formats in line with company standards.
  • Introducing and implementing new cost estimating tools and developing new cost estimating methods to improve databases, efficiency, and accuracy of estimates, as well as analyzing and recognizing trends.
  • Maintaining contacts with parties in the cost engineering field to maintain and expand knowledge.
  • Informing stakeholders and line management by preparing and presenting summarized, transparent, and reliable cost progress reports of turnarounds and projects on a frequent basis.


  • Bachelor degree (HTS/HBO) and/or proven experience in Cost Engineering or Cost Estimator positions within the process industry with a good understanding of project management and turnarounds.
  • Education/training in the field of cost engineering (for example Certified Cost Engineer by DACE).
  • 5-10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is highly desired, preferably in a chemical organization.
  • Good understanding of financial processes, contract forms and quantity survey.
  • Good working knowledge of cost estimating and controls principles, techniques and industry standard tools and skilled in using Excel and SAP.
  • Good communication skills verbally and written in Dutch and English.


  • Value integrity highly and have ownership to deliver according to milestones as agreed.
  • Are a strong team player with good communication and leadership skills.
  • Have an affinity with and interest in technic and are the ‘go-to’ person for all cost estimation related matters.
  • Are able to closely cooperate across team boundaries with relevant counterparts in the Maintenance, Technical and Projects organizations.
  • Are not afraid of ambiguous and stressful situations requiring personal flexibility.
  • Have the overview on short and long-term TA related activities.
  • Possess analytical and organizational skills and are able to work under pressure.


Interested in this position?

Please apply online by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Recruiter Anke Bovens, email;Anke.Bovens@SABIC.com

Please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment are part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending on the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations.

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.


SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. We support our customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Our production in 2020 was 60.8 million metric tons.

We have more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 9,000+ global patent filings, and significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

In Europe, we have over 6,000 professionals running multiple world-scale production sites and 4 technology and innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (the Netherlands), Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium).

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.