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 150 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

Meet Our People

The power of role models

The power of role models

Women in the process industry are still a minority – even though typically female abilities such as communicatin, reflection, or cooperation are more sought-after than ever.

Clarity of vision

Looking back over a 30-year consulting career, Dirk Frame explains how working together and communication are fundamental to success, regardless of the challenges.

A striking balance

As a native Canadian with Croatian roots, Matthew Popovacki offers the best of two worlds: North American determination combined with European nonchalance.

The road less travelled

David Woods has no time for monotony, which particularly suits his job as a consultant. It is the unpredictability that drives the 51-year-old with his typical British charm – and which still gives him satisfaction after more than 20 years.

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Consultant Manager (f/m/d) – 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/d) – 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.

Reliability Specialist / Project Engineer (F/M) - Focus Plant Reliability & Risk Mitigation / Houston

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The task is to conduct equipment reliability assessments, conduct hierarchy creation/optimization, perform equipment criticality rankings, generate failure mode analysis, and create maintenance plans with preventive and predictive tasks. The candidate should have a maintenance and reliability engineering background with relevant technical expertise in mechanical, electrical or instrumentation equipment.

 

 

Your responsibilities
  • Determine client current state through the evaluation of site Master Data and work order analysis as part of equipment reliability assessments
  • Development and delivery of equipment strategies including hierarchy, criticality, failure modes & effects analysis (FMEA), preventive / condition-based maintenance tasks, spare parts and BOMs
  • Analyze equipment failure data to identify bad actors and establish corrective actions to resolve
  • Focus on mitigation of production downtime, meeting critical schedules and resolution of complex technical and operational performance problems
  • Review, development and revision of procedures, standards, trainings and equipment specific documents as required to support client and project requirements 
  • Participate in incident investigations through facilitation of Root Cause Analysis, assist in the identification of corrective actions and follow-up implementation
  • Contribute troubleshooting skills to assist maintenance, turnaround and operations teams to resolve equipment related risks
  • Facilitate workshops, validation, upload and review of developed deliverables to include client feedback and drive implementation

 

 

Your qualifications
  • Engineering degree (Engineering Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Reliability) or Bachelor's degree in Engineering requiered; Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or similar Engineering degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years plant reliability engineering experience within desired industry verticals of refining, petrochemical, chemical industry, pharmaceutical, mining or pulp and paper
  • Management consulting experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Engineering Safety Management
  • Working knowledge of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering for major plant equipment classes such as cooling towers, pumps, finfans, compressors, heat exchangers, blowers, HVAC, instrumentation, analyzers, etc.
  • Must have a working knowledge and ability to develop RCM-based maintenance plans
  • Must be able to facilitate Hierarchy analysis, Criticality ranking, Root Cause Analysis (RCA/RCFA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA/FMECA), Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), and other Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analyses 
  • Must be proactive, solution oriented and be able to utilize experience, knowledge and skills to carry out efficient delivery of assigned tasks 
  • Familiarity with SAP PM or similar CMMS is a plus 
  • Troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and in-field plant experience required 
  • Strong communication, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, initiative, follow up, analysis, and problem assessment skills 
  • Advanced knowledge and application of Microsoft office, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Reliability consulting experience, Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), and knowledge & application of Condition-Based Monitoring is a plus
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 Production Manager (F/M/D)

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Location: Birmingham, U.K. or Berlin, Germany
Salary: Dependent upon Experience
Start Date: ASAP

We would like to find an experienced Event Production Manager who is looking for a new challenge. The role will support end-to-end Conference Production and Project Management of our portfolio of produced and partnered business conferences and seminars.

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATE, IF YOU...

  • get excited by events
  • are a highly organised multi-tasker
  • have comprehensive knowledge of all the key roles and responsibilities required to run a successful event
  • have 4-5 years’ experience in event production, content and speaker recruitment
  • are confident at leading on calls and managing interdisciplinary project teams
  • enjoy working with people and building relationships
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • work well under pressure and enjoy a challenge

...then you may be just the person we’re looking for.



MAIN JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

End-to-End Project Management of Events and Decision-Making:

  • Manage the relationship with our Partner counterparts throughout the project, effectively leading on meetings and calls and acting as the go-to contact at T.A. Cook for all aspects of the event
  • Working with the entire project team (internal and external) to clearly communicate the vision for the project, as well as clarifying strategic requirements, explaining the way forward clearly, and managing expectations
  • Keep project on track throughout, with clear task lists, tracking, status reporting, presentation of work, meeting notes, and identification/resolution of challenges as they arise
  • Defining scope of the event project, including setting of goals, deliverables, schedule, deadline and budgets
  • Ultimate accountability and ownership for the event P&L, setting revenue targets and scenarios, and budgets for logistics and marketing
  • Event owner and ‘responsible face’ on-site at event


Agenda Management:

  • Identifying and outlining creative and focused agenda concept and format ideas
  • Researching event content with the market through telephone and online research
  • Writing compelling and market led conference programmes based on research results and the latest industry trends
  • Source and recruit senior level decision makers and innovative keynote presenters to provide presentations and interactive sessions
  • Ensuring a balanced and quality event format, and tracking of speaker and workshop facilitator invitation status


Marketing:

  • Produce ‘winning’ marketing copy for event websites, external emails, press releases and other marketing collateral
  • Building the marketing brief, and ultimate sign off of external marketing plans
  • Tracking the effectiveness of marketing activity
  • Utilise social networking to enhance event visibility within our communities
  • Identifying content for content marketing opportunities
  • Own the event website, it’s development and upkeep


Support of the Project Team:

  • Assist in managing the relationship with our event sponsors
  • Support event logistics and operations pre, during, and post-event
  • Lead discussions on the more operational aspects of the event process (staging, AV, exhibition layouts etc.)
  • Technical and managerial on-site support at events
  • Acting as key project support on the production of others’ larger events

 

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR ATTRIBUTES
  • At least 4-5 years’ event project management and production/content experience
  • Demonstrable understanding of the end-to-end event lifecycle, processes and the stakeholders involved
  • Experience of working on medium and large-scale events
  • Organised and enthusiastic self-starter
  • Professional manner and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills and command of English – a confident communicator, able to converse easily at senior level both by telephone and in person
  • Persuasive recruiter of presenters and facilitators
  • An understanding of creative event concepts
  • Able to produce engaging, incisive, attention-grabbing copy
  • Able to manage and report budgets efficiently
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritising
  • Able to travel internationally
  • Good attention to detail in all aspects of work


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES – DESIRABLE

  • An understanding and interest in business topics, industry sectors (in particular IT and Technology)
  • A second European language (in particular German) would be desirable (though not essential)

 

 

WHO WE ARE

T.A. Cook specializes in providing expert operational advice to companies in the asset-intensive industries. Taking a unique, hands-on approach, its focus on Asset Performance Management offers clients sustainable excellence of boutique quality from its offices around the world. In addition, T.A. Cook is a leading organizer of international conferences and seminars as well as a partner for studies and benchmarking platforms. For more information, visit www.tacook.com

Please submit your CV and a covering letter via email to Mr. James Haggan: j.haggan@tacook.com

We regret that due to volume, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, therefore if you do not hear from one of our staff within 7 working days, please assume that you‘ve not been successful on this occasion.
 

Event Logistics and Operations Manager (f/m/d) Maternity Leave Coverage 1 year

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We are looking for an experienced event logistics manager, 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 graduate calibre and capable of working accurately to fixed deadlines, you will have had at least 4 – 5 years’ events experience.

Location: Birmingham, U.K.
Salary: Details on application
Duration: One year maternity cover

Key Responsibilities
  • Operational project management and on-site event management including logistics team staffing.
  • Management and execution of the end-to-end event lifecycle, including but not limited to venue and evening event management. You will be required to attend and participate in site visits.
  • Management of speaker and sponsor logistics, including travel and accommodation arrangements.
  • Matching specs to event venues – researching, evaluating and identifying event locations and venues. Cost analysis exercises and presentation to key stakeholders.
  • Relationship management and partner expectation management
  • Data management and analysis in accordance with GDPR practices
  • Identifying, building relationships and working with vendors across the EMEA region
  • Scenario planning, budget management and accurate monitoring of spend. Financial management of all logistics expenditure.
  • Monitoring feedback and following-up suggestions for future improvements
  • Configuration planning and development of an event space to optimise delegate flow, including floorplan mapping with H&S considerations in mind
Personal Attributes

Essential

  • 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 prioritizing across simultaneously running projects
  • Flexible team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Willing and able to travel

Desirable

  • A second language (preferably Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian or French)

 

 

What we offer

We are offering an opportunity for development within a fast-paced and sometimes pressured environment. You will take on full responsibility for your portfolio of conferences and develop into your own area of expertise within a growing team.
If flexibility, 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 including CV, credentials, earliest start date and salary expectations.


Delegate Sales Advisor (f/m/d), Berlin

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We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to enhance our growing team. The individual would join our successful B2B events department, based in Berlin and would be responsible for research, delegate recruitment and key account management across a portfolio of international and national events.

Location: Berlin, Germany | Salary: Dependant on experience, details on application | Position: Full-time

Main Job Responsibilities
  • Attract delegates to attend the event, selling individual delegate and group passes across a number of business conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Get involved in the end-to-end process of delegate acquisition, working with marketing, production, and registration teams to deliver a successful event
  • Take on the role of account managing our key customers, informing them of upcoming events, and being their main point of contact
  • Get to grips quickly with the content offered at our events, to determine unique selling points of each, and effectively convey these to potential delegates
  • Research, identify and build relationships with new contacts (decision-makers)
  • Continuously track conversations and results, and deliver status reports to event stakeholders
  • Commit to maintaining the quality of our database in an organized and efficient manner
  • Build a network of industry contacts with a view to developing new business opportunities
Desired Personal Attributes
  • Graduate calibre with 1 – 2 years telesales/telemarketing/customer service management experience (B2B experience preferable)
  • Organised and self-motivated with lots of energy and enthusiasm to hit and exceed targets
  • Professional manner and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and command of English
  • Enjoy being on the phone and building relationships
  • A confident communicator, able to converse easily
  • Be comfortable making ‘cold calls’ to build new relationships
  • Able to report and feed-back accurately and concisely
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritising
  • Willing to learn quickly and constantly develop your skills
  • Bring a tenacious and persuasive approach
  • Commercially aware with good research skills
  • Excited by working with a collaborative team
  • Keen to take ownership of the role and progress
  • A second European language would be an advantage (esp. German)
The Right Place to Grow

T.A. Cook Conferences offers exactly the right mix for a fulfilling career: a high degree of freedom and responsibility combined with ambitious projects an attractive employee benefits. 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.

    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.

    Contact

    Our HR team is looking forward to your application.

    Maren Stieler

    Maren Stieler

    HR Director