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Primary Location: 

Drunen, NL

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Mechanical Design Engineer

Are you the engineer who will take the lead in making the shipping industry ready for the future by working on projects, improving overall efficiency of vessel propulsion and thereby reducing environmental impact? Are you interested in latest propulsion technology and energy saving devices on vessels of all sizes? Then this is the job you are looking for!


As a Mechanical Design Engineer you are responsible for customized design of Marine Propulsion Systems like steerable thrusters, controllable propeller systems, water jets and Energy Saving Devices. You work on the replacement of old technologies, add functionalities to Wärtsilä equipment or adapted design to existing interfaces. Within multi-disciplinary propulsion upgrade or retrofit projects you will take the lead and responsibility of the interfacing engineering.

In this position you will be working within an internationally orientated organisation within multidisciplinary project teams consisting of four different engineering disciplines, project management, purchasing, assembly, supply, installation and commissioning. You will be working in a team of approximately 9 other Mechanical experts who are reporting to the Manager Mechanical Engineering.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • You are responsible for the mechanical design of propulsion systems including complex analysis of strength (FEM), vibration and alignment calculations and hydraulic specifications.
  • Design according to customer specifications and requirements, within lead time and cost estimation and according to classification rules.
  • Take care for effective clear technical communication with the customer, design offices, and research entities concerning engineering. This in cooperation with the Project Manager and/or Sales Manager.
  • Take an active role in improvements of design methods, processes and products.


What do we expect from you?

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering / Naval Architecture preferably with some years of relative design experience.
  • Experienced with the design of mechanical (propulsion) systems in Teamcenter Siemens NX or other 3D design tools are a must.
  • You have a basic understanding of (digital) manufacturing methods such as welding, casting, machining, measuring and assembling.
  • You have experience with strength / fatigue calculations, using FEM software packageExperience with calculations on dynamic behaviour such as (FEM) modal / harmonic response analyses, Torsional vibration or whirling behaviour are an advantage.
  • Well-developed communication skills spoken and written in English.
  • Sense for business, experience working in project teams and you can cope with stress.

What we offer you 

We highly care for employability of all our employees and employees are encouraged to take the opportunity to further develop their talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent terms of employment and promote a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust.


If you feel exited by being part of a dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae.

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