Lead Engineer Dredge Equipment


Job Lead Engineer Dredge Equipment
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Engineering
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Could you be our new Lead Engineer? Read the following vacancy to find out more!

  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 Lead Engineer, you will work in the Engineering department of the Dredge Equipment unit and you will be based in Kinderdijk. This department produces custom-built and standard dredging equipment. You will be responsible for timely and within budget delivery of on spec (OSBIT) engineering packages for the several dredging equipment/components within the projects. You will be in close contact and cooperation with other disciplines within IHC to look after the stakeholders interests. As a Lead Engineer you will also settle and check on interfacing, taking the lead role in the shipbuilding engineering project team for the dredging equipment and team up with the assigned dredge equipment engineers. In addition, you will work according to customer requirements, technical and operational guidelines to contribute to quality, safety, sustainability and efficient production processes for installations and equipment. 

Your profile

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

  • a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering or other technical discipline, for example aerospace engineering
  • at least five years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • excellent analytical, communication and problem-solving skills
  • team player with a customer-oriented attitude and commercial awareness approach
  • 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

IHC Dredge Equipment is currently in a start-up phase. You will be working in a unit in which collaboration, entrepreneurship and quality are important aspects. Are you looking to work for a company where your specific qualities will be valued and where you can help to build a close team? Then we would like to hear from you. Royal IHC offers 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 Engineer Dredge Equipment, you will work at IHC Dredge Equipment. 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 100 people.

IHC Dredge Equipment 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 Engineer Mechanical Dredge Equipment 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.

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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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