HVAC Systems Engineer (project-based)


Antonieta Pichinte

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: concept & basic engineering HVAC systems, project based on 18 months

Projects: complex defence & security vessels

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of a globally established group

Main requirements: demonstrable professional experience in concept and basic design of HVAC, electrical and automation systems

Your opportunity

As an HVAC Systems Engineer (project-based), you will have the chance to be involved in high-tech and complex shipbuilding projects focusing on integration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems from concept through its final stages. You will work within the Marine & Propulsion Systems Department collaborating closely with highly professional system integration engineers to deliver crucial engineering solutions.

What you will do

  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to incorporate and integrate components and systems
  • Ensure compliance with requirements and provide evidence of compliance
  • Obtain and examine engineering deliverables from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Maintain the engineering database up to date providing necessary information and documentation
  • Perform concept and basic design calculations, validating subcontractors' design
  • Create technical and functional specifications
  • Oversee contractual requirements and monitor change orders
  • Inspect products and systems at supplier facilities and join factory acceptance tests (FAT)
  • Provide technical support during commissioning activities
  • Perform design checks and risk analysis ensuring quality of deliverables

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 deliver world-class complex naval ships to navies worldwide. 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. in Mechanical Engineering or relevant marine systems discipline
  • At least 3 years of experience in the field of HVAC, electrical and automation systems
  • Experience with statutory authorities and skills to maintain relationships with all internal and external parties
  • Persuasive communication skills and fluent English so you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team
  • Ability and awareness to manage project budget and planning ensuring quality standards
  • Willingness to relocate to Vlissingen
  • EU citizenship is a must due to the nature of the military projects
  • Willingness to perform a background check

Your benefits

  • Enjoy your time off: 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Stay safe during business trips: Business Travel Insurance
  • Paid commuting and interview cost
  • Spreek Nederlands! Basic Dutch course
  • Meet new friends: we invite you 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.             
  • Make yourself at home: we fully support your relocation & registration process

Sounds interesting?

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