9 May 2014

Full-Time Senior Environmental Engineer

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Job Description


The Refineria di Korsou N.V. (RdK) owns the refinery, the utility plant (CRU), the oil terminal in Bullenbaai and several related sites in Curacao. Refineria Isla Curacao B.V., a PDVSA affiliated company, secured the rights to operate the refinery through a contract with RdK. RdK has to monitor compliance by Refineria Isla to the Lease Agreement stipulations on a continuous basis.

The RdK organization has been working on a new vision and formulating objectives for future purposes in order to continue to play a vital role within the oil industry on the island. RdK is continually striving to improve the economic and environmental functioning of the Curacao refinery. They are currently looking for a senior environmental engineer to enhance the organization and ensure compliance with the current lease agreement.

RdK has to ensure that all participants in the refinery process comply with all environmental regulations of Curacao and stipulations in the Refinery Lease Agreement as well as good operating practices. The Senior Environ-mental Engineer is the key player in this process.

Besides inspecting all sites he also dedicates his time to improve processes to prevent environmental problems in collaboration with all environmental stakeholders. The environmental engineer designs, plans and performs engineering duties in order to prevent or control environ-mental health hazards. The focus area is the Isla refinery, Bullenbaai and related sites.


For this position extensive environmental and project management skills are necessary. As well as a broad influencing and advisory skill set. To be successful the engineer should have a clear knowledge of and operational experience in inspecting environmental programs and refinery installations. Reporting skills and knowledge of efficient reporting processes are a must. As a senior adviser to RdK and government agencies he should be capable of guiding others in his field of expertise. He should have a helicopter view, problem solving capabilities and dare to make a stand. Communication and persuasion skills are strong. A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of experience is needed.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter with motivation to: [email protected] before 16th of May 2014. Background checks and a psychological assessment will be part of the application procedure. For more information about the position and the application procedure: www.balancecaribbean.com For other queries please contact Cathy Beresford on: (+5999) 736-0875. Balance Consultancy Group is based in Curacao and active throughout the Dutch Caribbean. We advise our clients in all matters of recruitment, HRM and strategy, organization and policy development, communication and compliance.

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time.