Concept Design Engineer Decommissioning


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Job Concept Design Engineer Decommissioning
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Engineering, Service
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent contract
In Short

Are you a creative and experienced engineer with knowledge of Solid Edge and Femap? If so, we’re seeking a Concept Design Engineer to work within the decommissioning team.

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

As a Concept Design Engineer, you will be responsible for independently drafting designs and proposals. As part of the decommissioning team, you will report to the Manager for New Business Development, and work within the framework specified by the Sales and Concept Engineering Team Leader. In addition, you will work closely with the Account Manager and prepare technical proposals for one-off equipment in response to customer enquiries. When ordered, these concepts will be refined, built, tested and supplied to customers by the rest of the organisation. As a Concept Design Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • mapping and translating customer requirements into functional specifications 
  • providing alternative solutions as required in initial (sales) enquiries – sometimes without a defined customer requirement 
  • creating method statements and lifting plans in close cooperation with the customer and sales account manager 
  • developing concepts and refining them into basic designs
  • preparing specification documents and specifications for enquiries to suppliers
  • planning your own work and overseeing deadlines 
  • providing (non-linear) FEM calculations and writing reports about decommissioning projects – consisting of structural analyses of equipment and lifted objects
  • attending customer visits and (decommissioning) conferences (on a bi-annual basis) with the sales account manager.​

Your profile

To be eligible for the position of Concept Design Engineer Decommissioning, you must have the following:

  • a degree in mechanical engineering from a technical university
  • more than five years of relevant engineering experience
  • creative and flexible characteristics, with a designer mentality
  • experience with Solid Edge and Femap
  • a team player attitude, with a high capacity to think analytically
  • a stress-resistant and process-oriented nature, with the ability to think and act systematically
  • a well-developed service- and result-oriented attitude 
  • an excellent command of English, with moderate Dutch skills
  • only candidates with EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates
An online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you as Concept Design Engineer Decommissioning a challenging full time job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Our organisation

As Concept Design Engineer Decommissioning, you will work at IHC IQIP. The organisation was set up in 2015 from a merger of the IHC FUNDEX Equipment, IHC Hydrohammer, IHC Handling Systems and IHC Sea Steel business units. With a total of over 200 years of combined experience and expertise, IHC IQIP designs, builds and supplies fully integrated, innovative solutions for onshore and offshore installations, foundations and dismantling. This meets the needs of customers in the civil construction, offshore wind and offshore oil and gas markets.

IHC IQIP is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


Are you interested in the position of Concept Design Engineer Decommissioning and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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