Lead Electrical Engineer Power Systems


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

Royal IHC Systems is looking for an Lead Electrical Engineer Power Systems who will coordinate the electrical engineering work relating to the power systems for newly built dredging and offshore vessels.

  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 the Lead Electrical Engineer Power Systems, you will coordinate the electrical engineering work relating to the power systems for newly built dredging and offshore vessels. For these, you will take responsibility for the required onboard electrical propulsion, generation and distribution. Your main role will broadly involve translating customer needs into technical specifications. You will also provide advice on what you consider to be the best working methods, as well as provide technical support. In addition, you will work according to the ISO 9001 process flow and be technically accountable for the basic and detailed engineering. During the production, installation and commissioning phases, you will remain responsible for the systems you have designed, and offer technical leadership to engineers within the project team. This also means having close contact with your colleagues in the Automation, Shipbuilding and Mechanical Engineering departments. In this position, you will act as the main point of contact for queries from customers, suppliers and colleagues. You will also continually coordinate the progress of the project with the Project Manager.

Your profile

To be eligible for the role of Lead Electrical Engineer Power Systems, you must have: 

  • a higher vocational education (HBO) or an academic higher education (WO) in electrical engineering
  • at least three years of experience in a similar role
  • technical knowledge of generators, motors, transformers, switchboards, frequency regulators and other electrical systems on-board vessels
  • experience in the shipping and/or offshore industries
  • knowledge of the relevant standards, safety regulations, and quality and approval guidelines
  • the ability to work effectively in a team 
  • a practical and goal-oriented attitude 
  • be quality- and results-oriented approach
  • the ability to take the initiative 
  • a desire to work in an organisation that is undergoing rapid growth
  • excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, both verbal and written.
Please note, only applicants with an EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates. An online assessment and screening may form part of the recruitment process.

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 Lead Electrical Engineer Power Systems, 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, 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 Electrical Engineer Power Systems 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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