Electrical Power Systems Engineer (Project Based)


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: performing design & engineering activities within the Electrical Power Systems department

Projects: complex defense & security vessels  

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: +3 years of experience with Electrical Propulsion Systems

Your opportunity

Are you passionate about shipbuilding and you enjoy being involved in the projects already from the proposal phase? Do Electrical Propulsion systems have no secrets from you? Then keep on reading!

This challenging opportunity for Electrical Power Systems Engineer will give you an excellent opportunity to join the projects from the initial stage of the design. You will perform the design proposals and calculations within the Electrical Power Systems department, with a clear focus on Electrical Propulsion systems. Together with other engineers from your team, you will be contributing to the complete engineering process. 

What you will do

  • Developing the specification documents, functional descriptions, drawings, and test/validation plans
  • Applying your experience in the design of Propulsion Control and Power Management systems
  • Working closely with the Propulsion System Integration team
  • Combining technical knowledge with a practical approach
  • Using your knowledge about EMC regulations and compliance precautions
  • Performing the engineering activities according to the quality and budget plan
  • Maintaining communication with external suppliers and subcontractors 

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

  • +3 years of experience in the design and installation of complex Electrical Power systems (experience with Electrical Propulsion is a big plus!)
  • Excellent knowledge of electrical installations and drive systems, preferably in shipbuilding, offshore or industrial sectors
  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering, or similar
  • Good working knowledge of EMC regulations and compliance precautions
  • Good theoretical & practical knowledge of class and flag rules & regulations
  • Excellent communication and people skills, since you will be communicating with other internal departments, as well as external stakeholders
  • A practical and customer-oriented approach, since you will be involved in communication with clients and class societies
  • 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. A good level of German is highly appreciated!
  • Available for full-time in the Rotterdam area
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects 

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 48K 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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