Drunen, NL

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Lead Engineer Product Development

For our Product Platform Propulsion Control Systems (PCS) we are looking for a 


Lead Engineer Product Development 


to join our PCS R&D team in Drunen (The Netherlands). The position is permanent and you will find yourself in the heart of the design and development of our PCS portfolio for our worldwide customers.
What you will be doing  


As a Lead Engineer, you are responsible to initiate and drive product development projects for our PCS Platform, addressing technical and project management content as well as requirement management. This Product Platform area covers the control systems for our controllable pitch propellers, gearboxes, steerable thrusters, transverse thrusters as well as waterjets and rudders.


In this position you will be part of our R&D PCS team located in the Netherlands (Drunen). This team is responsible for technology development, concept design, detailed design, validation & industrialisation that leads the way in PCS product portfolio innovations. You will work in close cooperation with global customers, Wärtsilä sales, sourcing, engineering as well as external manufacturing partners and suppliers.
As a Lead Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities:  


  • You lead your own development project(s) for continuous improvement of the current product portfolio or new concepts based on client or market intelligence and in accordance with classification guidelines.
  • You assist the current team by managing the project planning of all running development projects according to our gate model.
  • You hold the design assurance responsibility.
  • You set priorities in tasks and activities for your project team members and external parties.
  • Where needed you publish and present your findings in order to confirm Wärtsilä expertise.
  • Transfer your knowledge and experience to the next generation.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:   


  • You hold a Bachelor or Master Degree in Electrical / Marine engineering or similar.
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in comparable function.
  • Experience in leading development projects and project teams, planning and budgeting in an international matrix Research and Development organisation.
  • Knowledge of the maritime industry or system integration is preferred.
  • You are a strong communicator with good organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English both oral and written.


Why you and us?  


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.  
We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 
We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.  


Contact & next steps  

We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout.  

For further questions please reach out to Lange Robert, General Manager PCS robert.langede@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  
Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy! 


Last application date: 20/12/2023 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com