Technical Specialist Autonomy


Marine Engineering, Office

Full Time

€4000 - €5500


Responsible for experiments regarding the technology behind autonomous sailing, in collaboration with Dutch high-tech organizations and top research institutes.

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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 Technical Specialist Autonomy.

The role
The Technical Specialist Autonomy is the spider in the web role for experimental projects focusing on Autonomous Sailing. He/she is responsible for setting up experiments aiming for developing technology that will be applied in future products. As Technical Specialist Autonomy you will be working with Dutch high-tech organizations and top research institutes. Together with partners in the industry, our client is developing autonomous systems for the defence industry. The project manager will be responsible for setting up experiments and running them together with partner organizations and the experiments will take place in Vlissingen.
Key accountabilities
As Technical Specialist Autonomy, you will:
  • Be responsible for the execution of an experiment project, including engineering activities needed to finalize projects within project scope, budget, and timelines
  • Provide technical consultation to projects on the topic of autonomy
  • Develop and execute an experiment project plan and monitor progress against operational targets with respect to cost, quality & timelines, reports on a regular basis to the project leader

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree preferably in naval architecture, mechanical engineering, systems & control, or other relevant discipline combined with at least a strong interest in the maritime industry
  • Research interest on the topics of machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, time-series analysis, and control systems
  • A hands-on mentality when it comes to running experiments
  • Experience and affinity with building coalitions, internally and with other (inter)national entities and/or external partners to achieve common goals
  • Competences: customer orientation, teamwork, results orientation, behavioural flexibility, quality orientation, planning, and organizing, management control, decisiveness, communication, and initiative
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language (written and 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
  • 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

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