Cost and Design Engineer


Job Cost and Design Engineer
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Design and Proposal, Finance
Education HBO higher vocational education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Do you have a bachelor in shipbuilding, mechanical engineering or shipbuilding engineering? Do you have a passion for commerce and technology? Then apply for the job of Cost and Design 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 Cost and Design Engineer, you will be responsible for preparing budgets and specifications for shipbuilding projects. You will regularly consult with the Design, Proposals and Supply Chain departments. Depending on the size of the project, you may work independently or as part of a project team. In addition, you will be required to maintain awareness of developments in the relevant markets, and with regards to price and product developments – you will do this in close collaboration with the Supply Chain department. Within this role, your duties will include the following:

  • designing P and ID schedules
  • interpreting customer data
  • defining materials required for the project
  • collecting (technical) data from other IHC departments
  • drawing up and evaluating specifications for mechanical engineering installations
  • determining the man hours required for shipbuilding
  • compiling requests for suppliers regarding prices and scope of delivery
  • evaluating received tenders
  • drawing up shipbuilding budgets based on (estimated) data
  • processing collected data for calculation purposes and budgeting standards.

Your profile

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

  • a HBO degree in Shipbuilding, Mechanical Engineering or Shipbuilding Engineering
  • a passion for commerce and technology
  • an abstract and conceptual mindset
  • the ability to draw up and evaluate specifications for shipbuilding and mechanical engineering installations
  • a high level of accuracy, and an analytical mindset
  • experience using Microsoft Excel and CAD software
  • an excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal
  • familiarity with the production and business processes relating to capital goods – particularly ships – is advantageous
  • at least five years of experience in the maritime industry.

Our offer

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 Cost and Design Engineer you will work at IHC Holland, based in Kinderdijk. This organisation is constantly developing its design and construction activities for the specialised maritime sector. IHC Holland has a focus on innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support for the dredging industry.

IHC Holland 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 Cost and Design 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.

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