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Netherlands - Drunen, NL

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Cost Engineer

Are you a practical but solution-oriented engineer that likes to be challenged with cost-down engineering projects for our state-of-the-art Waterjets? Is an international product oriented working environment in the maritime industry something that excites you? 


Due to the growth of our global waterjet projects we are looking for a Cost Engineer to improve the cost structure of our Wärtsilä Waterjet Product Portfolio. As a Cost Engineer you will have the chance to work in a small but dedicated team that is responsible for the R&D, Engineering and Technical support with a 100% focus on our demanding shallow water and high-speed waterjet products for our international customers.


In close cooperation with our R&D Engineers you will think in solutions for Cost Down Engineering from the early design stage up to the manufacturing stage. You analyse the structure and design of our products, consider cost efficient alternatives for components and assemblies.  

Besides our Design Engineers, Mechanical and CFD Expert in the team, you will have the chance to work in close cooperation with our Procurement department, Sales (support), and our suppliers around te globe. You will report directly to the General Manager Engineering of our Product Group Waterjets.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • You come up with innovative solutions together with Engineering and R&D to reduce the cost price of future waterjets.
  • Be involved in Engineering Projects in order to analyse and adjusts estimates in order to recommend ways to reduce costs.
  • Update the information in our Quotation Management System (QMS) to keep our key figures and prices up-to-date.
  • You Identify missing information in our system and drawings and find possibilities for cost reduction.
  • Works with stakeholders through the project process to achieve market competitive project pricing in cooperation with our purchasing departments. 


What do we expect from you?

  • You hold a vocational or bachelor’s degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Production technology or similar.
  • You have experience with product costing (machining cost prices, production method costs).
  • You have a solid understanding of the process of customised Product Engineering within a global environment.
  • Good communication skills in English (and Dutch) and a not shy to pro-actively get and stay in contact with relevant stakeholders.
  • A basic understanding of CAD systems (preferably Siemens NX) and PDM systems (Teamcenter).
  • Up-to-date awareness of our sector trends and activities.  

What we offer you
We highly care for employability of all our employees hence employees are encouraged to utilize the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials. The opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth-orientated organisation. We offer excellent primary and secondary terms of employment and a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. The culture can be described as down to earth and decisive.


We drive an inclusive corporate culture by respecting diversity. Success requires a mix of employees - diversity in nationality, gender, age, personality and educational background.

If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your 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 call Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) at +31(0)6 28558033 or by email: dre.schellekens@wartsila.com 


About Wärtsilä:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.