Senior Automation Engineer


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time


Developing required deliverables, such as specification documents, functional descriptions, schematic drawings and calculated test/validation plans in the field of Automation Engineering.

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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 a Senior Automation Engineer.

The role
As Senior Engineer Automation you will be working on a broad variety of tasks in the field of Automation Engineering and will be involved from the very first (proposal) phase in the project to perform design proposals and calculations. During the execution of the project, you will work in a team of several engineers in order to deliver the requested engineering deliverables. As Senior Engineer Automation 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, schematic drawings and test/validation plans
  • Perform the required technical calculations/analysis to prove the design
  • Participate in design checks and reviews in order to guarantee the required quality
  • Compose technical/functional specification documents and verify the technical performance of vendors and subcontractors
  • 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 customers and 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

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Engineering, Technical Automation, Electrical Engineering or another relevant technical discipline
  • Minimum of three years experience in the design and installation of complex Automation systems
  • Vast experience and broad knowledge of automation and instrumentation systems, preferably in ships, offshore or industrial installations
  • Experience in the functional development of Control & Monitoring systems and used to work on Class-regulated products
  • Experienced in Good Engineering Practices, working in complex project environments and with and managing third-party vendors and subcontractors.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language (written & verbal)
  • EU citizenship or EU work visa is required
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary: up to € 5500,- gross per month, depending on experience/education
  • Annual leave: 27 days per year
  • ADV hours: 13 days per year with the option to sell these in exchange for a maximum of 5% more salary (0.383% per day)
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then 0.19 cents per km. A T-tag is issued for employees who use the Westerscheldetunnel for commuting
  • Collective Labor Agreement: Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro applies
  • Pension: Compulsory participation in the PME pension scheme
  • Premium distribution: employer 50% and employee 50%
  • Profit-sharing: If the results of the company give reason to do so

Company description

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