Proposal Engineer


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

Are both engineering and calculating your passion, and do you want to be part of the technology innovator? Then you just might be our new Proposal 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 Proposal Engineer you will be responsible for creating basic designs, calculations and tenders.

In this role you will assist in the specification, design and dimensioning of electrical drive systems.
You will mainly focus on collecting information on customers and suppliers, in cooperation with the Lead Engineers. This should result in a correct and financially substantiated calculation and specification for the purpose of delivering the bids. 

You will liaise with the Purchasing and Engineering Departments, and will be responsible for compiling and recording of specifications, calculations, documentation and costs.

Your profile

To be eligible for this position, you must have the following:

  • an HBO level of technical education, preferably in electrical engineering 
  • experience in the maritime and offshore industry
  • knowledge of calculation methods, and the preparation of budgets and tenders
  • the ability to work under pressure, with accuracy and conviction
  • a practical goal-oriented attitude and the passion to work in a growing organisation
  • a creative nature and customer-oriented attitude
  • excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, both spoken and written
  • 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 Proposal 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:


Are you interested in the position of Proposal 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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