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Primary Location: 

Drunen, NL

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

“Will you make shipping industry ready for the future, by improving efficiency for existing vessels?”


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?

Do you want to contribute to the reduction of CO2 in your daily job while working on complex multi-disciplinary propulsion retrofit projects, and have the technical, analytical and leadership skills, then this is the job you are looking for!


As a Senior 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. As a member of the design engineering team you also act as a supervisor during production by subcontractors and assistance during the sales phase with the creation of technical specifications and cost estimations.  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.

Location Drunen, Netherlands


What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • Take the lead in multi-disciplinary propulsion projects and integration engineering.
  • 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 with several 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 package
  • Experience 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.
  • You are pro-active and able to work in a structured way.
  • 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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