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Senior Project Manager

Reports to: Manager PMO (and interim Global Head of Engineering)

Location: Arnhem

Travel Requirements: Infrequent travel to other Accsys sites required

Regular frequent travel for international projects might be required

Company Overview

Accsys Technologies PLC is a fast-growing business with a purpose: changing wood to change the world. We combine chemistry, technology and ingenuity to make high performance wood products that are extremely durable and stable, opening new opportunities for the built environment. By doing so, we give the world a choice to build sustainably.

Accsys transforms fast-growing, certified sustainable wood into durable, stable, non-toxic wood products with characteristics that match or better those of man-made, intensely resource-depleting and heavily carbon-polluting alternative building materials.

Our Accoya® wood manufacturing facility is in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and Accsys is also expanding in other locations. Our next plant will be at the Saltend site in Hull, UK, where the company is building and will soon be operating the world’s first Tricoya® production plant. Accsys also recently announced the formation of a joint venture with Eastman Chemical Company with the intention of building an Accoya® production facility in the USA.

Main Job Purpose / Role Summary

  • Deliver CapEx projects safely within approved budget and schedule
  • Manage project definition and initiation process coordinating Project Owner/Sponsor and all other relevant key stakeholders
  • The Senior Project Manager position will be responsible for key CapEx projects with budgets up to > EUR 20M
  • Leading roles in international major Joint Venture CapEx projects (greenfield and brownfield)
  • Apply and support continuous improvement of Accsys Project Management

Direct Reports

  • This position will not have any direct reports in the line organization but get the responsibility to manage project teams (engineering, procurement, construction) consisting of Accsys and contractor personnel

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver CapEx projects safely within approved budget and schedule considering applicable legislation, regulations and (technical) standards.
  • Manage project definition and initiation process coordinating Project Owner/Sponsor and all other relevant key stakeholders
  • Develop best Project Delivery Strategy and Execution Plan per project in collaboration with Accsys Project Management Office
  • Apply Accsys Project Management methodology
  • Setting up project team and selection of team members
  • Lead project team based on agreed project organization and governance structure
  • Manage and supervise EPC(M) Contractors, vendors and other third parties pro-actively and in line with Accsys policies and standards as well as overall project objectives
  • Link CapEx project to all relevant company functions and ensure involvement and clearly defined (support) roles (e.g. HSE, Procurement, Legal, etc.)
  • The Senior Project Manager position will be responsible for key CapEx projects with budgets up to > EUR 20M
  • Leading roles in international major Joint Venture CapEx projects (greenfield and brownfield)
  • Apply and support continuous improvement of Accsys Project Management

Person Specifications

  1. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical or Mechanical strongly preferred)
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Project Management certification (PMP, PRINCE2, etc.) is a plus
  1. Knowledge & Experience
  • >3 years project engineering experience in a manufacturing environment (chemical process preferred).
  • >10 years’ experience in project management
  • Proven track record of past successful projects
  • International project/working experience is a plus
  1. Competencies, Skills & Attributes
  • The ability to travel international e.g. for support of projects at other Accsys sites
  • Lean/Six Sigma training is a plus
  • Excellent overall computer skills
  • Full proficiency in Dutch and English (writing and speaking)
  • Strong theoretical and practical experience in process safety.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to execute and follow through;
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills;
  • Able to work in an inclusive way and to build and maintain professional relationships with business and function stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, negotiation, problem solving, project management, confident, enthusiastic;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong influencing skills;

This job description must not be interpreted as a complete summary of job responsibilities or limitation of job holder accountability.  This job description should be recognised as a general requirement of experience combined with attributes considered advantageous to the successful operation of activities.

How to apply:

Please send your CV on email with covering note, stating which role you are applying for, to [email protected]