PLC / SCADA Engineer


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Job PLC / SCADA Engineer
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Engineering
Education HBO higher vocational education
Position Permanent position
In Short

If designing and coding of PLC's sets your pulse racing, then you just might be our new PLC/SCADA Engineer!

  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 PLC/SCADA Engineer, you will work on the automation and control system of dredging and offshore vessels, including the Mission equipment, Vessel Management Systems, Alarm and Monitoring Systems, Propulsion Control and Power Management Systems. You will be responsible for designing, coding and testing of PLC and SCADA software for monitoring, processing and controlling the systems on board. You will work as part of a project team and be supervised by the Lead Engineer Automation. You are responsible for transforming the Functional Specification into software using standards and libraries used within IHC Systems. In addition, your work will involve drawing up Design Specifications in addition to the Functional Specification. You will also set up the overall system configuration and testing the software using a simulator. Part of you role may involve working on board of the vessel during installation and handover to the customer.

Your profile

To be eligible for the role of PLC/SCADA Engineer, you must have the following: 

  • an ability to think and work at a higher professional (HBO) level
  • demonstrable experience with and/or affinity for measuring and control technology, and process automation
  • experience with designing, programming and coding PLCs (Rockwell/ Siemens) and knowledge of SCADA (Cimplicity or Siemens)
  • (some) knowledge of process management systems
  • the ability to read Functional Specifications and drawings (electric, pneumatic and hydraulic)
  • the idea of working in project teams appeals to you
  • analytical ability and can show initiative
  • excellent communication skills in English, with moderate Dutch skills preferable
only candidates with valid 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 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 PLC/SCADA Engineer, you will work at IHC Systems. This organisation develops and supplies standard and custom-built solutions for the efficient operation of dredgers and related vessels. These are deployed in the marine dredging industry and for the mining of alluvial and deep-sea resources. The electrical, electronic and IT systems involve anything from robust sensors to stand-alone and/or integrated systems for service, presentation, automation, hydrography and DP/DT, supported by training simulators. Global life-cycle support - either remote or on location - guarantees durability and reliability. The company, which has paved the way in its sectors for over 40 years, is based in Sliedrecht and employs over 150 people.

IHC Systems 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 PLC/SCADA Engineer 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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