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Primary Location: 

Netherlands - Drunen, NL

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Project Engineer Electrical & Automation

Together with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, you work on the Electrical & Automation (re)design of software and hardware related components for several Maritime Propulsion Systems. The product portfolio you will be challenged with, consists of E-motors, E-drives, starters, power distribution and management, propulsion controls, engine controls, alarm and monitoring systems and integrated automation systems.


Since you will be working in Services and Project related working environment, you will know for sure that every project is different. The E&A engineering team can be conducted for system integration, modifications, conversions, repairs, maintenance, studies or consultancy on both Wartsila and other OEM equipment. These are projects concerning the engineering, assembly, supply, installation and commissioning of diesel engines, ship propulsion systems and/or ship automation systems.


The E&A department consists of a small team of experts in the Netherlands. You will be working in close cooperation with other teams such as Hydrodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Controls and Project Management within the Project Centre. Your location will be our office in Drunen, but your projects are global, so occasional travel will be required.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • You design customer solutions and provide technical customer documentation, commissioning documentation, protocol for factory acceptance test (FAT), etc.
  • Arrange classification approval of the design and manage the system integration of several Wärtsilä products.
  • Besides Engineering related activities at our office, you also perform on site/board surveys and make technical reports to advise the customer and project management
  • Support other departments; for instance, Project Management, Purchasing, Workshop, Sales Support, Technical Support and Field Service.
  • Inform Project Management on progress of projects and any potential design problems.
  • Contribute to improvement of design methodologies, processes, products and in some cases perform R&D tasks.



What do we expect from you?

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or Automation/Software and Data Communication.
  • You have working experience with industrial Automation and Electonics, experience within the maritime industry is seen as an advantage.
  • Due to the international working environment, you must be able to communicate with many stakeholders in the Englisch language.
  • Experience with E-plan P8, CoDeSys, HMI and Simulation using ETAP is preferred.
  • Responsible, flexible, proactive, stress resistant and planning skills.
  • Willingness to travel for short periods and to work in a service minded environment.

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 receiving your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae.


In case you have questions about the procedure please Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 28558033 or by email: