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Lead Engineer

Friesland - Netherlands - Industry - Shipbuilding - Engineering & Design - Academic Bachelor

Are you a naval architect or a mechanical design engineer with experience in design of ships (ferries)? Do you feel you have enough experience and knowledge to move into a leading position? If so, we would like to hear from you!

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Eva Kubrichtova, Account manager

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Job description

As a lead engineer you will be in charge of new design and modification projects for ferries and other passenger/cargo ships.

You will be responsible for the total design of ships based on the preliminary designs from the product development group. You will make sure that the overall ship design meets the qualitative and quantitative standards.

Areas of your responsibilities will include drafting complex design plans / drawings, equipment layout and system drawings, feasibility analyzes / risk analyzes), quality check and quality guarantee. You will also lead the team and making sure everybody works together. You will provide expertise to the team and other departments and manage communication with relevant stakeholders. You will also ensure compliance with the internal and external regulations/norms

You will report to the Location and operational manager while closely working with the project manager engineering. You will be responsible for about 4-8 engineers.

About you

  • A bachelor or a master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture or Shipbuilding (or any other relevant field)
  • At least 5 years of work experience in mechanical design in the shipbuilding industry
  • Ability to work under time pressure when coordinating simultaneously running projects
  • Analytical thinking, ability to prioritize and ability to get to the bottom of the problem
  • Ability to apply your technical knowledge and expertise in diverse situations
  • Focus on quality and identification of weak areas, which might later become problematic
  • Keeping a good overview of the situation and process

What we offer

Brunel supports your international career: since you are living in another country and probably don’t immediately know how to find your way in another country, Brunel can help you with this. As an international company, we know better than anyone what it is like to move to a foreign country to work. This is why we can arrange the most important things – including those that don’t involve your job – for you and your family so that you can fully focus on your career in the Netherlands. We will support you by housing, administrative matters and health insurance, but also we support by education and other facilities to make the international career as pleasant as possible.

About us

Our client is a large shipbuilding company based in the Netherlands.


  • Vacancy number: PUB153912
  • Location: Friesland
  • Market: Industry
  • hours per week: 40.0
  • Branche: Shipbuilding
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Closing date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Eva Kubrichtova

Account manager Brunel Netherlands Eindhoven

+31 40 257 8010

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