Lead Electrical Engineer


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Job Lead Electrical Engineer
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Engineering
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent contract
In Short

Are you the Lead Electrical Engineer who will take IHC Drives & Automation to the next level?

  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 the Lead Electrical Engineer, you will coordinate - and be responsible for - electrotechnical work relating to propulsion systems on new dredging and offshore vessels. You will take final responsibility for electrical propulsion, energy generation and automation, and convert customer needs into technical specifications.

Your profile

In addition, you will provide technical support and advice on what you consider to be the best working methods, and collate component lists and associated material specifications. You will be the point of contact for queries from customers, suppliers and colleagues, while coordinating the progress of each project with the relevant manager. To be eligible for this position, you must have the following:

  • a higher professional education (HBO), or equivalent, in electrotechnology and have appropriate experience
  • at least five years of experience in a similar role
  • wide technical knowledge with regard to generators, switchboards, frequency regulators and other electrical installations on board ships
  • experience in the dredging and/or offshore industries
  • an excellent command of English, with moderate Dutch skills preferable 
  • knowledge of standards, safety regulations, and quality and approval requirements
  • a practical, enterprising and goal-oriented attitude
  • enjoy working in a team, and be prepared to work in an organisation that is growing
  • Only candidates with EU work visa (residents) will be considered as viable candidates.

Our offer

Royal IHC offer you 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 a Lead Electrical Engineer, you will work for IHC Drives & Automation, a rapidly-growing organisation specialising in the development, engineering, implementation and integration of electrical installations, electrical propulsion systems and associated platform automation. Their scope of application includes trailing suction hopper dredgers, cutter suction dredgers, offshore support vessels and applications in deep seabed mining. IHC Drives & Automation is based in Sliedrecht, and its dedicated teams operate at the very front of today's technological capabilities.

IHC Drives & Automation 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: www.royalihc.com.


Are you interested in the position of Lead Electrical Engineer and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: www.royalihc.com/careers or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit www.royalihc.com 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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