Join the T.A. Cook team

Who We Are

T.A. Cook is a global expert in Asset Performance Excellence. We work in the capital intensive industries to develop and implement programs to increase our clients’ profitability. With a team of 120 motivated and highly skilled consultants, engineers and trainers, we are a reliable and inspiring partner for our clients and deliver forward-thinking expertise on every level. 

Working at T.A. Cook is shaped by the experience of each individual project and partnering with our clients to find the best solutions and put them into practice. We are united by our approach and enthusiasm to explore new paths as well as the passion to deliver excellence and make a positive impact.

Why T.A. Cook

As professionals, we communicate with each other at eye level, addressing challenges in an open and esteemed manner. Expect meaningful work, talented people, constant learning and a team united by core values that promote quality, creativity and opportunity in everything we do. If you are looking for a dynamic, inspiring work environment within a continuously growing company known for its stability and success, you are in the right place.

What are the benefits

Employee Development

Develop your talent with intensive on-boarding, individual career planning, an open feedback culture and mentorship. Feel challenged with engaging work and creative freedom that ensures you can make an impact and build your skills.

Employee Benefits

Benefit from our exclusive cooperation with premium retail and lifestyle brands, travel incentives, talent scout programs, health and insurance packages and relocation services.

Work-Life-Balance

In a dynamic work environment, it’s important to pause and recharge. We offer our employees flexible working hours, summer working times, home office, a holiday-plus program and sabbaticals.

Team Spirit

Join a diverse community of smart, passionate colleagues who support each other and have one another’s backs. Whether it's the completion of a big project, an anniversary, or a special holiday, we make celebrating a priority.

Constant Learning

Feed your curiosity in a rich learning environment that offers not only inspiring project work but also leadership exchange and the opportunity to enlist for external training workshops as well as in-house seminars and digital learning.

Giving Back

Social responsibility is at the core of our company values. Each year, we make a point of donating to social and charitable projects worldwide. We also support the efforts of our employees by providing them with funds and opportunities to take action in the local communities.

What your future colleagues say

"T.A. Cook is an inspiring place to work because it gives me the creative freedom to bring my own ideas to the table. The open and honest environment helps facilitate excellent team collaboration."

Maren Stieler

HR Director and Feelgood Manager

"Being a consultant requires a lot of knowledge, skills, a strong mind and an adaptable character. I’ve been able to develop and deepen all these personal traits thanks to T.A. Cook. I love working for this company."

Alice Zhang

Project Manager, Asia

“T.A. Cook has given me the opportunity to work with some of the best talents globally. Sharing knowledge with colleagues has helped me continue to learn and grow both within the team and on a personal level.”

Matthew Popovacki

Manager, Canada

“T.A. Cook is a great company that not only looks after the bottom line, but also its employees. With a multicultural team working on a wide range of projects for clients worldwide, there’s always a new challenge.”

Gert Müller

Director Europe

“By working for T.A. Cook, I’ve had the freedom and flexibility to perform my best and combine my knowledge and customer focus within an international environment, strengthening my consulting skills.”

Bernd Zanger

Director Europe

"The strength of T.A. Cook is its people. The management team creates a flexible working environment with the aim of encouraging individual development."

Tom Richards

Business Development Manager Europe

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Project Manager (F/M) – Focus on Turnaround in chemical related industry / Houston

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In an effort to expand our team, we are seeking a Project Manager for our office in Houston. Relocation not necessarily required.

Your responsibilities
  • Conduct analysis/audits of organizational structures, operational procedures/performance and the use of IT & Management Systems
  • Development and evaluation of key levers for efficiency and increases in productivity
  • Design and manage implementation process including the establishment of quantitative and qualitative targets to achieve agreed performance objectives
  • Tracking and measurement of performance improvements
  • Preparing and presenting regular status reports
  • Steering clients through the implementation process and managing expectations
  • Lead workstream
  • Identification of more-work opportunity and development of proposal
  • Dynamic leadership of the consulting team in project
Your qualifications
  • Economic or engineering degree or equivalent business experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience as a consultant or in an industry company
  • Excellent knowledge of performance drivers in production, maintenance and  turnaround, preferably in a chemical related industry.
  • Hands-on mentality paired with a professional, approachable and engaging demeanor
  • Proven ability to assist clients through implementation projects in a goal-oriented manner and to communicate with all stakeholders
  • Excellent fluency in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Excellent MS-Office skills; ERP or special system knowledge skills a plus
  • Willingness to travel within North America
  • Excellent English written, verbal and sketch communication skills
  • Experience with IT based toolsets common to the system safety discipline
  • Competent in the use of MS-Office applications
What we offer

We offer a diversified and self-dependent employment within an implementation consultancy undertaking international expansion. A committed and competent team will conduct your “on the job” training. Whilst you do not have a specific client assignment, you are free to work from a home office. If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Senior Consultant (F/M) – Focus on Maintenance in chemical related industry / Houston

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Your responsibilities
  • Conduct analysis/audits of organizational structures, operational procedures and operational performance (including use of IT & Management Systems)
  • Development and evaluation of key levers for efficiency and increases in productivity
  • Establish and agree quantitative and qualitative targets with responsibility for realization
  • Prepare and deliver implementation plans to achieve targeted goals
  • Sole responsibility for managing parts of a project during implementation and/or turnaround
  • Preparation and execution of workshops including training and coaching
  • Preparation and management of status meetings and reports
  • Be part of all maintenance day to day activities
  • Understand work process to minimize cost and maximize safety and productivity
Your qualifications
  • Economic or technical degree or equivalent business experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience as a consultant or in an industry company
  • Excellent knowledge of performance drivers in production and maintenance, preferably in a chemical related industry
  • Experience in mechanical maintenance, reliability and condition monitoring, predictive/preventative maintenance, and maintenance systems (CMMS).
  • Proven ability to quickly penetrate complex issues and to develop practical solutions
  • SAP maintenance activity experience is highly beneficial.
  • Able to communicate at ease with all stakeholders
  • Hands-on mentality paired with professional and engaging presentation skills
  • Excellent fluency in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Excellent MS-Office skills; ERP or special system knowledge skills a plus
  • Willingness to travel within North America
What we offer

We offer a diversified and self-dependent employment within an implementation consultancy undertaking international expansion. A committed and competent team will conduct your “on the job” training. Whilst you do not have a specific client assignment, you are free to work from a home office. If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Project Engineer (F/M) - Focus Safety, Risk & Reliability / Houston

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The task is to conduct equipment reliability assessments, perform equipment criticality ratings, and write maintenance plans. The consultants should have a project management background with relevant technical expertise. 

Your responsibilities
  • Evolve / review safety designs for products, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishment of safety requirements for assigned systems
  • Focus on directing members of the team to meet critical schedules, resolution of complex technical and operational performance problems.
  • Participation within projects in establishing the content and degree of support required for each project
  • Development and delivery of safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements
  • Participate in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions
  • Contribute troubleshooting skills to assist maintenance, turnaround and operations

 

 

Your qualifications
  • Engineering degree (Masters level Engineering Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Safety and Reliability) or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required; Mechanical Engineering degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 6 years plant engineering experience in the refining, petrochemical, or chemical industry
  • Management consulting experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Engineering Safety Management
  • Must have a working knowledge and able to develop Risk models
  • Must be able to undertake HAZIDs/ HAZOPs and develop Safety Cases
  • Must be proactive, solution orientated and be able to utilize experience, knowledge and skills to carry out bespoke risk assessment
  • Troubleshooting, root cause analysis, inspection, and testing experience required
  • Strong communications, interpersonal skills, initiative, follow up, analysis, and problem assessment skills
What we offer

We offer a diversified and self-dependent employment within an implementation consultancy undertaking international expansion. A committed and competent team will conduct your “on the job” training. Whilst you do not have a specific client assignment, you are free to work from a home office. If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Principal (F/M) / Houston

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In an effort to expand our team in Houston, we are seeking a Principal. Relocation not necessarily required.

Your responsibilities
  •     Establish explicit client needs and possible consulting opportunities
  •     Build value equation to our client in order to qualify and sell analysis and projects
  •     Responsible for generating turnover for the company and will be rewarded accordingly 
  •     Reporting directly to the Managing Partner
Your qualifications
  • More than 10 years of relevant working experience in analyzing and delivering implementation projects                                       
  • Ability to deal with the most Senior Management of client organisation in a convincing way
  • Ability to understand the strategic challenges of client organisation
  • Commercially minded; ability to describe things in terms of business outcomes
  • Experience in analyzing and selling business cases to Senior Executives
  • Excellent proficiency in heavy industry industrial operations
  • “Can-do” leadership attitude
  • Willingness to travel regulary
  • Fluency in an language other than English is a +
  • Results orientated and target driven; focusing effort on activities that have the greatest bottom-line impact
  • MS suite knowledge (Outlook, Excel, Word) 
What we offer

We offer a diversified and self-dependent employment within an implementation consultancy undertaking international expansion. A committed and competent team will conduct your “on the job” training. Whilst you do not have a specific client assignment, you are free to work from a home office. If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Business Development Manager (F/M) / Houston

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In an effort to expand our team in Houston, we are seeking a Business Development Manager.

Your responsibilities
  • Business development with primary focus in North America.
  • Generate revenue opportunities by conducting sales outreach activities including opportunity identification and evaluation.
  • Cultivating relationships with potential customers in oil and gas and other capital intensive industries sectors.
  • Make initial contact to determine needs and viability of prospective customer.
  • Must have the ability to sell, persuade, influence and build relationships at all levels.
Your qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business or other related field.
  • 10 years of experience in client-facing sales, marketing and business development roles with outbound-focused sales background.
  • Ability to travel within North America.
  • Skilled in the practical applications of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, communicate effectively, and work as a team player with peers, clients, and staff at all levels.
  • Proven business development history for creating client relationships with existing and potential clients.
  • Solid communicator, including presentation skills with both internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Possess high level of integrity and accountability.
  • A preference would be given to people with Oil & Gas experience within in the Houston area or near major airports.

 

 

What we offer

We offer a diversified and self-dependent employment within an implementation consultancy undertaking international expansion. A committed and competent team will conduct your “on the job” training. Whilst you do not have a specific client assignment, you are free to work from a home office. If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Event Logistics and Operations Manager (F/M) / Birmingham

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We are looking for an experienced event manager as an one year maternity cover, with commercial B2B event experience, to join our growing team. Exemplary project management skills, an ability to work under pressure and manage a number of competing priorities whilst maintaining a keen eye for detail are prerequisites for this role.

An enthusiastic and motivated character, of gradate calibre and capable of working accurately to fixed deadlines, you will have had at least 4-5 years' events experience.

Your responsibilities
  • Management and execution of speaker and sponsor logistics
  • Matching specs to event venues - researching, evaluating and identifying event locations and venues
  • Operational project management and on-site event management for seminars and smaller conferences
  • Organization of accommodation options for event participants and staff
  • Relationship management and reporting
  • Responsibility for evening events; from venue sourcing and menu decisions to entertainment and furniture decision-making
  • Data management and analysis
  • Identifying and working with vendors across the EMEA region
  • Supporting the marketing team with campaigns, social media and content marketing activities
  • Scenario planning, budget management and accurate monitoring of spend
  • Monitoring feedback and following-up suggestions for future improvements
  • You may be required to attend and participate in venue visits
  • First experiences in leading a small team
Your qualifications
  • Graduate calibre
  • Good attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Organized, enthusiastic and flexible self-starter with excellent time and task management skills
  • Professional manner and excellent client-facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills and command of English
  • Able to manage budgets accurately and efficiently
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritzing across simultaneously running projects
  • Flexible team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Willing and able to travel
  • A second language (preferably Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian or French)
What we offer

T.A. Cook Conferences offers exactly the right mix for a fulfilling career: a high degree of freedom and responsibility combined with ambitious projects. A broad range of opportunities which are challenging and provide the exposure you need to develop your own personal field of expertise. A fun and collegial working environment, which enables and supports long-term personal growth.
If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Event Operations and Logistics Coordinator (F/M) / Birmingham

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We are looking for an experienced event coordinator, with commercial B2B event experience, to join our growing team in Birmingham. Exemplary project management skills, an ability to work under pressure and manage a number of competing priorities whilst maintaining a keen eye for detail are prerequisites for this role. An enthusiastic and motivated character, of gradate calibre and capable of working accurately to fixed deadlines, you will have had at least 2 - 3 years' events experience.

Your responsibilities
  • Management and execution of speaker and sponsor logistics
  • Matching specs to event venues - researching, evaluating and identifying event locations and venues
  • Operational project management and on-site event management for seminars and smaller conferences
  • Organization of accommodation options for event participants and staff
  • Relationship management and reporting
  • Responsibility for evening events; from venue sourcing and menu decisions to entertainment and furniture decision-making
  • Data management and analysis
  • Identifying and working with vendors across the EMEA region
  • Supporting the marketing team with campaigns, social media and content marketing activities
  • Scenario planning, budget management and accurate monitoring of spend
  • Monitoring feedback and following-up suggestions for future improvements
  • You may be required to attend and participate in venue visits
Your qualifications
  • Graduate calibre
  • Good attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Organized, enthusiastic and flexible self-starter with excellent time and task management skills
  • Professional manner and excellent client-facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills and command of English
  • Able to manage budgets accurately and efficiently
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritzing across simultaneously running projects
  • Flexible team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Willing and able to travel
  • A second language (preferably Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian or French)
What we offer

T.A. Cook Conferences offers exactly the right mix for a fulfilling career: a high degree of freedom and responsibility combined with ambitious projects. A broad range of opportunities which are challenging and provide the exposure you need to develop your own personal field of expertise. A fun and collegial working environment, which enables and supports long-term personal growth.

If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Contact

Our HR team is looking forward to your application.

Maren Stieler

Maren Stieler

HR Director

T.A. Cook Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.