Technical Manager – Gidara Energy – The Hague

By 3 januari 2023Renewables

Technical Manager

GIDARA Energy has the ambition to become a global processing company converting non-recyclable waste into valuable chemical building blocks and advanced biofuels. We will do so by employing their patented High Temperature Winkler® (HTW®) technology, the leading waste gasification technology, with decades of experience at commercial scale. GIDARA Energy develops its own projects from initial concept based on own proprietary technology into full operation.

GIDARA Energy operates in a fast-growing market that presents many potential opportunities. They must be selective in choosing the best combination of location, feedstock, product and business partners, including customers. Their first projects, e.g. Advanced Methanol Amsterdam and Advanced Methanol Rotterdam, are well under way and their ambitious plans to develop future projects are supported by strong and growing demand for our products, underpinned by the accelerating energy transition and corresponding legislation.

For their growing business and the exciting new investments, GIDARA ENERGY is looking for a Technical Managerto join the team in Nootdorp, the Netherlands

In the role of Technical Manager, you will provide technical support for the successful start-up and optimization of the Advanced Methanol plants in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and subsequent plants in Europe. You are part of the Operations team in Nootdorp but will frequently visit the site locations and engineering offices.


  • Successful start-up of the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and subsequent plants
  • Technical Support for Operating and Maintenance Partner at the sites
  • Set up and Lead a team of Process, Specialist engineers and Production planners at the sites
  • Optimize Plant performance (monitoring, trouble shooting, define improvements)
  • Optimize equipment performance (bad actor elimination, equipment strategies)
  • Manage site planning, scheduling and  QA / QC process from feedstock to biofuels
  • Support site compliance certifications
  • Improve the Technical Design and Procedures for the HTW2.0 gasifier and Gas Treatment
  • Develop Talent across sites


You bring the following competencies:

  • Master degree in engineering
  • 10-15 years experience in petro/chemical plants, with at least five years experience as technical  or engineering head and experience in starting up new facilities
  • High HSE and operating standards
  • Passion for optimization of chemical facilities
  • Can interface well between specialist engineers and plant operations personnel
  • Drive to continuously learn and improve
  • Ambition to grow the business and improve the operations
  • Can work efficiently as part of a highly dynamic team and an also take ownership and work independently, hands-on
  • Excellent organizational and work coordination skills
  • Good communication skills in English and Dutch
  • Work and residency permit for the Netherlands
  • Flexibility to work at the site locations AMA, AMR as well as in Nootdorp office


  • A challenging job in an organization that is growing rapidly, with an informal atmosphere
  • An opportunity to be an active part of the Energy Transition
  • A competitive salary with excellent secondary employment conditions and in addition to the regular conditions, also training opportunities and a pension scheme

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