Lead Systems Engineer


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Job Lead Systems Engineer
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Engineering
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Do you want to be responsible for the development of hydraulic and control systems for IHC IQIP technologies and equipment? Do you have the flexibility and knowledge to work across various disciplines and share your ideas? Then apply for the job of Lead Systems 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 Lead Systems Engineer, you will join IHC IQIP’s System Engineering department. This department is responsible for the hydraulic and control systems around our equipment. In order to maximize the quality and efficiency of equipment at optimum cost levels, we have a strict focus on customer requirements, regulations, and IHC engineering standards. The detailed engineering and production for the development of (customer-specific) one-off products and (new line) prototypes are carried out by suppliers. As the Lead Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • development of hydraulic and control systems for IHC IQIP technologies and equipment 
  • managing the development, production, and testing of prototypes at suppliers
  • handing over the equipment to customers, including relevant documentation and certification
  • keeping up with relevant engineering methods, tools and technologies in the market
  • sharing your knowledge by developing, improving, validating and implementing new and existing methods, tools, technologies, procedures and protocols
  • coordinating a team of engineers in the preparation and realisation of project deliverables
  • supporting the Service department in the case of a malfunction and by commissioning new products.
As Lead Systems Engineer you may be required to be based at IHC IQIP workshops or in the field, which could involve traveling locally or abroad.

Your profile

To be eligible for the role of Lead Systems Engineer at IHC IQIP, you must have:

  • relevant bachelor degree or higher
  • at least seven years of relevant work experience 
  • systems engineering background with experience in mechanic and hydraulic systems (or equivalent) with affinity for control and measuring systems or experience in control and measuring systems (or equivalent) with affinity for mechanic and hydraulic systems
  • ability to plan your own work, as well as the activities of your team members
  • flexibility and knowledge to work across various disciplines and share your ideas
  • ability to write and check technical documents, such as design and test specifications
  • ability to examine processed drawings for consistency with specifications, missing information, readability, and user-friendliness
  • independent, result-oriented and innovative approach, as well as a solution-focused and stress-resistant nature
  • ability to liaise with colleagues at all levels through excellent communication skills
  • excellent command of English written and verbal.
Please note, an online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process. Only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you as Lead Systems 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 Lead Systems Engineer, you will work in Sliedrecht at the head office of IHC IQIP. IHC IQIP is an IHC business unit which is formed in 2015 by combining four former IHC business units - IHC Hydrohammer, IHC Handling Systems, IHC Sea Steel and IHC Fundex Equipment. Through our combined experience and expertise, IHC IQIP designs, builds and supplies fully integrated, innovative solutions for onshore and offshore installations and foundations in the oil & gas, offshore wind and coastal & civil market. At IHC IQIP, we offer an innovative and complete range of equipment, such as hydraulic piling hammers, noise mitigation systems, offshore installation and removal equipment, subsea installation and positioning frames, and multifunctional foundation rigs. In addition, we offer advice and a comprehensive service provision to our customers. Today, we have over 400 employees who work in various locations in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. For more information about IHC IQIP, please check: www.ihciqip.com and www.linkedin.com/company/ihc-iqip.

IHC IQIP 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 Systems Engineer 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.


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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