Regional Assets & Operations Manager

growth opportunities for an experienced Technical Leader with strong stakeholder management skills

You support the operations, engineering, maintenance & HSSE dept. for all regional terminals. You ensure that high quality & sustainable operational procedures, good engineering practices, safety & quality improvement programs are implemented.

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Die Position

You are driven by the principles of safety and operational excellence and provide support to the operations, engineering, maintenance and HSSE departments for the terminals in Europe, which includes the Nordics and Baltics. You are focal point and ensure that high quality and sustainable operational procedures, good engineering practices, safety and quality improvement programs are implemented or improved in the individual terminals by using proven technologies and international best practices. Moreover you have a close follow up on approved capex projects within the region. You ensure cost effective, sustainable and proven innovative technological solutions for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of terminals.


Your responsibilities:


  • Identifying operational priorities by assessing operational objectives; determining project objectives, such as, efficiency, cost savings, energy conservation, operator convenience, safety, environmental quality; participate in/support due diligences and project feasibility studies;

  • You are part of the A&O Leadership Team and jointly set up the long term goals of the assets & operations for Oiltanking and implement decisions being taken on A&O Leadership Team level;

  • Being the Project Sponsor on special A&O related projects. Monitor and audit the various operational excellence programs in place or being implemented in the terminals;

  • Ensure that all approved capex projects are being applied on terminal level, the required conditions are being checked and corrected before submission to the headquarter for final approval. Ensure that all mandatory and obligatory specifications, legal standards and corporate guidelines are respected and implemented on terminal level;

  • Identify/recommend together with the terminals where headquarters support on engineering level will be required or is recommended. Ensuring knowledge sharing from headquarters towards the terminals/regions and vice versa;

  • Work closely together with the Terminal, Engineering, Maintenance, Operations and HSSE Managers of the operating companies within the region as well as with the General Manager (GM) Central Engineering and GM Operational Excellence & Compliance. Liaise with GM Central Engineering on all engineering related issues;

  • Supervising and supporting the design and construction of tank terminals and connected infrastructure on a regional scale, considering standards, budgets and legal requirements.

  • You report directly to the Regional Director Oiltanking Europe and to the Regional Director Oiltanking Nordics & Baltics. You also have a functional reporting line to the Director A&O Oiltanking GmbH.



  • A technical Master degree (e.g. Engineering) or similar technical knowledge by experience;

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in an operational-technical environment, preferably within the gas, chemical process industry, oil, petrochemical or tank storage industry;

  • Sound knowledge of terminal engineering related tasks, capex projects, due diligences and project feasibility studies, process safety management, HSSE quality management (continuous improvement), operational methods, procedures and (automated) systems, incident investigation, risk analysis, main equipment and infrastructure;

  • Strong leadership skills and several years of proven people and change management experience in an international environment, teamwork and relationship-building capabilities;

  • Ability to adapt to different regions, cultures and environments and the willingness to travel within the region;

  • Good communication skills, diplomatic skills and fluent skills in English and preferably other European languages.


Interested in leading operational excellence projects, continious improvement programs and providing operational, technical and engineering expertise to the European terminals? Please send your CV and cover letter via the button (reference NL-05315). For additional information, please contact Sarah Ruyssers  +32 ( 0)3 281 1550 or Sandra van de Zijpp  +31 (0) 33 450 1 400 at Mercuri Urval. See also:






Das Unternehmen

Oiltanking (part of the Marquard & Bahls group of companies) has been active in tank storage logistics since 1972, and is one of the largest independent operators of tank terminals for oils, chemicals and gasses worldwide. Oiltanking provides storage services, creates profitable outsourcing projects and/or engineers joint ventures for logistical solutions for private and state oil companies, refiners, petrochemical companies, and traders in petroleum products and chemicals. The company owns and operates 76 terminals in 25 countries with a total storage capacity of 20 million cbm, on five continents – in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, India, and the Asia-Pacific region. The regional office (Oiltanking Europe, Nordics & Baltics), based in Amsterdam is looking for a Regional Assets & Operations Manager.