SDx Engineer

Business Context and Job Purpose

Business Context:

You can join the largest overall construction project undertaken by INEOS. The O&P North business plan to establish a world-scale propane dehydrogenation plan (PDH) and an ethane cracker in the Antwerp area. The plant is planned to come on-line around 2023-2024.

The Project One team will ensure the plant is delivered:

  • With zero lost time accidents, recorded injuries and environmental releases;
  • On-time and within budget;
  • Total compliance with all government laws and INEOS policies during the execution, commissioning and start-up phase.


Purpose of the Job:

The primary responsibility of the the SDx Engineer will be to develop, implement and administer the SDx application from HEXAGON for the EPC and O&M-phase of Project ONE and to support the Engineering team as follows:


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Setup interfaces between SDx and HEXAGON SmartPlant as well 3rd party solutions, e.g. SAP;
  • Application Administrator Duties;
  • Create and manage SDx User Accounts;
  • Field SmartPlant User calls and requests;
  • Monitor server performance and implement approved recommendations;
  • Ensure server administration tools and maintenance activities are functioning properly and modify as necessary;
  • Perform reporting duties as required to the Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT), Engineering and O&M teams;
  • Identify and implement administrative tools to improve monitoring and maintenance duties;
  • Assist Engineering and O&M team to perform server upgrades (SDx Core releases, Site releases, Oracle required upgrades, configuration changes, etc.) per established change control processes;
  • Perform development activities as directed by Engineering and O&M teams.


Problem analysis and resolution

  • Fixes causes, not just symptoms and work to eliminate recurring problems;
  • Watch for trends that indicate potential problems and then eliminates the problems before they occur.



  • Keep IPMT, Engineering and O&M teams informed of trends, significant problems, unexpected delays and anything new in the environment;
  • Keep project team and users informed of problems, scheduled downtime or anything that affects the environment;
  • Keep IPMT informed of progress on problems that cannot be resolved immediately.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The job holder will have the following key accountabilities:


  • To support the Project ONE Program IT Manager and Project Information Manager in the performance of their duties, deputising as required.
  • To provide technical and engineering information to IPMT and Engineering teams to support the project and answer routine queries.
  • Work on teams to improve project processes or resolve issues, especially in relation to the interface between SDx and applications (SmartPlant as well as 3rd party).


Role in SDx:

  • Support the Project ONE IT Manager and Project Information Manager to ensure that all technical information required for Data Exchange and Data Management is delivered in a clear and concise format to the required schedule.
  • Own the SDx software and interfaces to other applications, ensure that software and interfaces are kept up to date as the project progresses.
  • Develop new interfaces properly as required. Work with INEOS contacts for different software solutions, or work with software vendors directly to setup new interfaces.
  • Provide support for users of SDx and SmartPlant modules as per requirement.
  • Cover training of the Operations team once the configuration is complete, populated and ready for delivery. This would be customisation focused user training on SDx.



Requires the following skills:

  • Excellent team player;
  • Honesty and very strong personal integrity – clear on the need to do the right thing in the long-term interests of the company and society as a whole;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills;
  • Strong planning and organizing ability;
  • Highly motivated, achievement oriented;
  • Ability to interface effectively with people of all levels, both internal and third parties, and with wide ranging cultural backgrounds;
  • Able to define and prioritize issues and then solve the problems through networking with other team members or external sources;
  • Innovative, with an eye for identifying opportunities to reduce costs and challenge the status quo;
  • Good understanding of business drivers and ability to align design philosophies;
  • Broad software skills and practical understanding of the use;
  • Willing and flexibility to travel. The role is likely to be split 50% in Belgium and 50% in UK with occasional travel to US and other


Background work experience:

  • Major project experience with strong design engineering background and a broad understanding of multiple disciplines and their interfaces.


Specific Role Requirements:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline;
  • 5+ years’ experience with SmartPlant engineering and data management solutions;
  • Experience with SDx;
  • Programming experience;
  • 5+ years’ experience in an engineering, projects or operational role;
  • Fluent written and spoken in Dutch;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.