Mechanical Engineer Beavers


Job Mechanical Engineer Beavers
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Design and Proposal, Engineering
Education HBO higher vocational education, MBO senior secondary vocational education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Do you have qualities in analysing, designing and drawing machinery? Do you want to contribute to the production of the high-quality Beaver vessels of Royal IHC? Then apply directly for the job of Mechanical Engineer Beavers at Royal IHC!

  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 Mechanical Engineer Beavers, you will work in the Engineering department for IHC Shipbuilding, which produces complex custom-built and standard offshore and dredging vessels. The department is based in Kinderdijk and Krimpen aan den IJssel in The Netherlands. The Engineering department works with, among other vessels, standard cutter dredging equipment, Beavers® and custom-built cutters in Kinderdijk. Information about these products can be found at

The current team consists of naval architects, mechanical engineers, dredging equipment specialists, alongside hydraulic, piping and electrical engineers. As Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for analysing, designing and drawing the machinery part of the Beavers® and small custom-built cutter suction dredgers (CSDs). You will work according to customer requirements, as well as technical and operational guidelines, in order to contribute to efficient production and maximising quality, safety, sustainability and efficiency of the equipment. As part of this role, your duties will include the following:

  • analysing and assessing customer requirements regarding Beavers® and small custom-built CSDs, including materials, processes, quality and product specification 
  • performing initial opportunity and risk analyses
  • setting up and completing 2D drawings and/or a 3D model of the construction, systems, equipment and procedures, based on relevant information, specifications, rules and regulations, yard standards, service spaces, maintenance and various components
  • creating and examining drawings for consistency with specifications, missing information, readability and user-friendliness 
  • adjusting or elaborating on documents and system information before proceeding, both within your own discipline and the others within the project team
  • determining the necessary equipment, including for the propulsion and drive technology, by calculating, discussing with suppliers and fitting it into the appropriate part of the dredger
  • drawing or modelling and developing the necessary foundations for the components
  • revising the basic engineering package, based on non-conformities, own insight or directions by others and discussing these with the Lead Engineer, Team Leader and/or other relevant stakeholders
  • supporting internal and external stakeholders during implementation, production and aftersales on technical aspects and questions
  • making parts lists and material specifications
  • identifying and evaluating bottlenecks in processes, installations and equipment, in addition to making suggestions for improvements and monitoring the implementation after approval.

Your profile

To be eligible for the position of Mechanical Engineer Beavers, you must have the following:

  • higher vocational education (HBO) in Mechanical Engineering, with at least three years of relevant experience, or a senior secondary vocational education (MBO) in Mechanical Engineering with at least five years of relevant experience
  • excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in basic and detail engineering
  • knowledge and experience with Microstation, Solid Edge or Nupas Cadmatic software
  • knowledge and experience with Siemens NX and Siemens PLM Teamcenter 
  • demonstrable experience with drive technology and/or ship installations
  • knowledge of shipbuilding classification rules
  • proactive nature, as well as being a team player with excellent communication skills
  • excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • good communication skills in Dutch, or at least willingness to learn
  • ability to work in Kinderdijk and Krimpen aan den IJssel.
Please note, only candidates with a valid EU work visa will be considered as viable applicants. An online assessment and screening may form part of the recruitment process.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers the suitable candidate for the Mechanical Engineer Beavers vacancy a challenging fulltime 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 Mechanical Engineer Beavers, you will work in the Engineering department within IHC Shipbuilding. The Shipbuilding group engineers and produces complex custom-built and standard offshore and dredging vessels. IHC Shipbuilding’s Engineering department is based in Kinderdijk and Krimpen aan den IJssel.

IHC Engineering Shipbuilding 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 Mechanical Engineer Beavers 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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