Drunen, NL

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Senior Engineer, Waterjets

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Do you like working on waterjets for the fastest vessels in the world? Are you the engineer that likes to be challenged by the design & development of these state-of-the-art propulsors?
And is an international working environment and the maritime business, something that excites you? Then have a look at our “Engineer, Waterjets” position in our Waterjet team. 
In the position of “Engineer, waterjets” at Wärtsilä in Drunen (the Netherlands), you find yourself at the heart of our Propulsion business. In this team you work in a small but dedicated team with the focus on the Development, Design and Service of our Waterjet product portfolio.
In our business, no customer request is similar. Customers can be found all over the world, having their own specific needs and requirements for their high-speed vessels and the waterjets. Together with the increased focus to reduce the industries’ impact to the environment and the dynamics of the business are making the mechanical design an interesting challenge.
Besides the other Waterjet Experts working in this team, you will have the chance to work with many other Wärtsilä departments, suppliers and the customers.


What are your main tasks and responsibilities?


  • Together with your colleagues you provide engineering support for our Product Development and R&D projects.
  • You create (new) engineering solutions and ensure they are applied in new designs.
  • We have Waterjets experts focusing on the Hydraulics, Fluid Dynamics, Materials. Your expertise in our team: The Mechanical Design of the waterjets.
  • From the start of a customer project, you will be involved. You provide engineering and technical support in the sales phase to make sure we offer the right solution to our customers.
  • When the offer is accepted, you work on the project specific designs, as well as the non-standard solutions specific for our customers worldwide.


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


  • A Bachelor or Master degree preferably in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • In this position it would be a great benefit if you already have experience designing customer specific mechanical systems in the machine building, maritime or oil & gas industry.
  • Knowledge of CAD system (preferably NX) and PDM systems (Teamcenter).
  • Naval architect knowledge is a plus, since you will be working with maritime customers.
  • Since we are an international company, you will be working with people from different nationalities across the world, therefor good communication skills in English are a must.


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.


Last application date: 31/12/2023 


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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers to be successful. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine 


Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com.