Work Preparator

We are looking for a colleague Work Preparator at ETCA Amsterdam, related to Shell R&D! Our IPSS Engineering team works multidisciplinary. Our differences in knowledge and expertise is exactly what connects us!    

What’s the role?  

You’re responsible for coordinating the work of construction technicians. Further accountabilities are:

  • Preparing construction work packages;
  • Managing and monitoring execution of construction and maintenance activities;
  • Organizing Permit to Work, safe execution of the job, and materials needed for the job;
  • Organizing all matters related to construction scope of work from construction technicians, Original Equipment Manufacturers, and third parties;
  • Reviewing the engineering packages;
  • Pro-active and effective communication on workload and priorities, ability to manage changing priorities;
  • Coaching, advising and supervising of the Technicians if necessary;
  • Planning, tracking and reviewing project results;
  • Achieving project results by managing expectations of both the client and the technicians themselves;
  • Contribute to the integrity of the design during the execution phase;
  • Working according to all safety standards and regulations at all times;
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.

We offer

  • We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between € 3.700,– and € 5.500,– for a full-time working week of 40 hours;
  • Working hours are in consultation, part-time is certainly Let’s talk about your wishes;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the annual salary;
  • 25 vacationdays based on a 40-hour workingweek;
  • There is a strong focus on vitality, therefor we give you 5 free vitality days pro. Free when you like to;
  • Based on your personally wishes various secondary employment conditions such as travel expenses,study costs for job-related training,parental leave,a collective pension provision, leasecar and telephone;
  • We organize regular teambuilding events or we schedule work meetings during a joint. It’s so much fun!
  • Finally, a vibrant working environment. Our office is located on the campus of  ETCA. A dynamic and inspiring location where sharing knowledge and innovation are amply facilitated. Do you prefer to work from home? No problem, it can be done in consultation.

We ask

  • >5 years of working experience as a Work Preparator or a closely related discipline.
  • Experience building and assembling R&D type of research units
  • Experience working in Conventional Oil & Gas and New Energies type of industry;
  • Basic understanding of process flow schemes (P&ID);
  • You must be authorized to work in the Netherlands and you’re a team player, pro-active and creative!

We are  

Solving energy challenges, that’s the main challenge these days. Tackling climate change requires, among other things, major changes in energy systems and efficient use of raw materials. This requires close cooperation between smart innovators and companies.  IPSS Engineering is one of them, located on  the ETCA related to Shell R&D.

IPSS Engineering is specialized in engineering, upscalling and construction of biobased, lab, pilot and process installations.  IPSS Engineering remains curious and strives for sustainable, safe and professional solutions that make use of the latest technological developments and insights.

IPSS Engineering is a multidisciplinary engineeringfirm. Our team includes process engineers, mechanical engineers, and I&E Engineers. By using everyone’s specific expertise, we increase the innovative capacity of the team. This leads to sustainable safe and efficient solutions. This diversity within the team makes working fun and challenging.  Are you struggling with a jobtask? Or need to discuss with a colleague? Then there is always a colleague you can count on.

Are you curious?

We are always open for an introduction, feel free to contact us. Gerrit Gerritsen, director of IPSS Engineering tells you more. T: 06 305 55 128 or mail to:


The vacancy will be published internally and externally at the same time.  As soon as you respond, we will contact you as soon as possible within 3 working days.

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