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Automation Engineer

Job summary:

Tasks: design & proposal automation systems

Projects: navy projects, defence & security

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: +3 years of experience in the design and installation of complex automation systems

Your opportunity

As an Automation Engineer, you will be working on the newest technologies of the naval division of a world-leading Dutch shipbuilding group. You will be working on a broad variety of tasks in the field of Automation and will be involved from the very first, proposal phase of the project to perform design proposals and calculations. During the execution of the project, you will work in a team of several engineers in order to deliver the requested engineering documents. You will implement deep technical and practical knowledge into solid and innovative designs.

What you will do

  • Developing the design, specification, functional descriptions, schematic drawings
  • Performing required technical calculations to prove the design
  • Participating in design checks and reviews to guarantee the required quality
  • Performing cost analysis on received offers
  • Ensuring compliance with all requirements by class and the customer
  • Managing vendors and subcontractors
  • Developing standardization and integration
  • Preparing and submitting proposals to customers
  • Supporting the project teams with your technical advice regarding automation solutions in various project phases, such as engineering, production, and commissioning

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defense systems. With a strong engineering and yard team, they are delivering world-class complex naval ships to navies around the world. In the current geopolitical climate, the organization is expanding significantly and providing excellent opportunities for professional growth.

  • New technologies galore: state-of-the-art naval technology, digital twinning, virtual reality, and more!
  • Well-established shipyard with a long-lasting track record, part of a global shipbuilding group
  • Excellent market outlook: order book filled way into the 2030s and still more projects expected
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Computer Engineering, Technical Automation, Electrical Engineering or another relevant discipline
  • +3 years of experience in the design and installation of complex automation systems, preferably ships, offshore or industrial installations
  • Ability to work in a highly complex technical environment, so expect to be positively challenged
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team. Willingness to learn Dutch is much appreciated
  • Available in Rotterdam Area
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 50K gross per year
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.
  • Housing search support and registration provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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