Lead Mechanical Engineer


Antonieta Pichinte

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: lead, develop, and design equipment for a highly-specialized fleet of offshore vessels

Projects: offshore heavy lift, removal, pipelay, and installations

Company: offshore fleet owner and operator

Main requirements: +5 years of relevant experience in equipment development for offshore environments 

Your opportunity

Imagine working with the most advanced equipment & systems for the ultra-harsh and remote environments in the world. Sounds exciting? Then this is a great opportunity for you!

As a Lead Mechanical Engineer, you will be working in the Innovation department, leading the engineering and development of high-end equipment for a diverse fleet of offshore vessels. You will manage the team and the project within the equipment development, from conception until testing and manufacturing. 

What you will do

  • Leading a multidisciplinary team of engineers for product/equipment development
  • Being responsible for the engineering & design of equipment: vertical transport systems and mission equipment on board offshore vessels
  • Developing the full product cycle from concept to fabrication, testing and operations
  • Working together with colleagues of different disciplines like electrical, mechanical, software, etc. to come to a harmonious design, testing new concepts, prototyping and solving manufacturing challenges
  • Evaluating the design feasibility with simulation software and 3D modelling and reviewing the work of subcontractors
  • Maintaining the helicopter view on the project progress, planning, and risk assessment

Where you will work

Want to be part of the changing process of the global offshore industry? Our client has the proven leadership and vision to create previously inconceivable pipelaying, heavy lift, and deep-sea mining ships and systems. Redefining technological boundaries and achieving record-breaking feats persistently, this Dutch-based organization is often called a candy shop for engineers. You will be proud to work here!

  • Be part of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of offshore installation and heavy lift
  • Innovation, innovation, innovation!
  • Direct and open communication style, “get the job done”
  • Great project outlook: state-of-the-art fleet fully booked for next 3 years
  • Diverse, international teams working on global projects and developments
  • Do you want to be a leader? Do you want to break records? Well, here it is, waiting for you!

What you already have

  • +5 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer in product development
  • Good working knowledge of 2D and 3D modeling software (Autocad, Inventor)
  • You thrive in an innovative work environment since you will be involved in the development of challenging and one-of-a-kind products
  • You enjoy working and leading a team of engineers
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team and with different stakeholders
  • Available for full-time in The Hague area
  • Experience in working independently, accepting ownership of assigned responsibilities, and passion for innovation are huge assets 

Your benefits

  • 30 paid holidays per year for a good work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 60K 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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