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Electrical Power Systems Engineer


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time



In this position you will work on Electrical Propulsion systems, to perform design proposals and calculations. You will work closely with the Propulsion System Integration engineers for delivering a completely integrated Propulsion system.

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Job description

Our client is a Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with customers all over the world. For their office in Vlissingen, we are looking for an Electrical Power Systems Engineer.

The role
As Electrical Power Systems Engineer you will be working in the field of Electrical Power Systems Engineering and will be involved from the very first (proposal) phase in the project to perform design proposals and calculations related to the Electrical Propulsion systems. During the execution of the project, you will work in a team of several engineers in order to deliver the requested engineering deliverables.

As Electrical Power Systems Engineer, you will work closely with the Propulsion System Integration engineers for delivering a completely integrated Propulsion system. You will implement deep technical and practical knowledge into solid and innovative designs. Contribute to the engineering process by developing the required deliverables, such as specification documents, functional descriptions, drawings and test/validation plans.
Key accountabilities

  • Perform the required technical calculations to prove the design
  • Participate in design checks and reviews in order to guarantee the required quality
  • Align internally with other engineering disciplines about solutions and specifications
  • Compose technical/functional specification documents, particularly Propulsion Control and Power Management system specifications
  • Verify technical performance of vendors and subcontractors
  • Perform electrical and automation interfacing of the several propulsion components with the Propulsion Control System and Power Management System
  • Perform cost analysis on received offers, in close cooperation with the Purchase department.
  • Ensure full compliance to all applicable requirements and specifications, imposed by Class and the customer.
  • Offer support for producing and submitting proposals to our customers
  • Offer technical support or commissioning activities to projects under contract
  • Manage vendors and subcontractors to get their timely contribution to the project
  • Contribute to the further development of the E&A Engineering department
  • Develop and describe standards and working methods

Job requirements

  • Professional education on Bachelor or Master level in Electrical Engineering. Marine Engineering or another relevant technical discipline
  • Minimum of three years experience in the design and installation of complex Electrical Power systems and preferably related to Electrical Propulsion
  • Vast experience and broad knowledge of electrical installations and drive systems, preferably in ships, offshore or industrial installations
  • Experienced in the design of Propulsion Control and Power Management systems
  • Knowledge about EMC regulations and compliance precautions
  • Experienced to work on Class-regulated products and in Good Engineering Practices, including quality and budget awareness
  • Experienced to work with and manage third-party vendors and subcontractors and to work in complex project environments
  • Good command of Dutch and English language, preferably also German (written & verbal)
  • Due to the military nature of the projects and subsequent strict requirements, applicants from outside the EU will not be considered. 
  • Candidates will be subject to pre-employment security screening


Our offer

  • Salary depending on experience
  • Annual leave: 27 days plus 13 days ADV
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then € 0.19 per km
  • Pension benefit: employer 50% and employee 50%


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