Product Engineer Dynamic Position DP/DT


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Job Product Engineer Dynamic Position DP/DT
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Engineering
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Stop waiting for things to happen just go and make them happen, take the chance and apply now for the position of Product Engineer 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

IHC Systems has developed its own dynamic position (DP/DT) system. This is the leading system onboard hopper dredgers. The DP/DT system automatically governs a vessel’s actuators propellers, thrusters and rudders and its power management system in order to efficiently utilise its positioning capability. Its behaviour is based on information from environmental sensors, adaptive hydromechanical models and sophisticated filtering. You will be responsible for maintaining this product and defining the functional requirements for it. In addition, you will create all the necessary documentation such as functional specifications, factory acceptance tests (FATs) and user manuals (together with our technical writer). In this position, you will work on implementing our DP/DT system on-board vessels, mostly as part of a project team. Interfaces with other systems, such as propulsion control, must also be defined. In addition, your role will be to configure and test the software for the specific vessel. Part of you role will also involve tuning the system on-board a vessel during installation and conducting the handover to the customer. You will train our customers’ employees in house or on board. You will also assist our service organisation on complex problems with the DP/DT system, which means that you will need to be prepared to travel a couple of times per year. 

Your profile

To be eligible for the role of Product Engineer, you must have: 

  • a higher professional (HBO) level of education
  • demonstrable experience with and/or an understanding of measurement and control technology, as well as process automation
  • affinity with software products and automation common
  • be able to apply changes in software by coding a PLC or edit configuration files/scripts.
  • ability to read and write functional specifications and drawings (electric, pneumatic and hydraulic)
  • ability to work effectively in project teams, analytical approach and the ability to take the initiative
  • excellent communication skills in English, with moderate Dutch skills (desirable).
Only candidates with a valid EU work visa will be considered for this role. An online assessment and screening may form part of the recruitment process.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you as Product Engineer 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 Product 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 100 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 Product 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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