Ship & Yacht Engineering

Senior Automation Engineer

South-west Netherlands
40
Bachelor / Master
4600-5500
Ready to revolutionize automation in naval engineering? Join our client and lead the development of cutting-edge systems for state-of-the-art vessels. Shape the future and defend freedom worldwide!
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About the job

At Forexx we are looking to elevate you career to a next level and this opportunity might be yours to take. Join our client's team as an Senior Automation Engineer. You'll ensure the construction of cutting-edge naval vessels with fully operational automated systems, meeting strict regulations.

Your role involves developing automation concepts for complex processes, covering a wide range of onboard systems. Depending on the vessel’s configuration, your design may include strategic defensive systems. Collaborate in our 3DExperience engineering environment following the V-model, ensuring thorough review and verification of designs. Join us to contribute to the launch of new naval vessels, defending freedom worldwide!

Responsibilities

  • Develop the functional descriptions and other basic engineering documents and drawings of the automated processes of the ship’s systems.
  • Develop and maintain specification documents of all automation components and installation processes.
  • Write detailed test- and validation plans to ensure compliancy with Class regulations and to meet customer requirements during virtual testing (simulations) and real-world testing (FAT, HAT, SAT).
  • Manage vendors and subcontractors to get their timely contribution to the project.
  • Review of vendors and subcontractors design and implement this in the vessels design.
  • Develop and describe standards and working methods for detailed engineering and commissioning.
  • Provide support in proposal stages by developing conceptual designs of system automation.
  • Offer technical support or commissioning activities to projects under contract.

About you

Education
To excel in this role a Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Engineering, Technical Automation, Electrical Engineering or other relevant discipline is required.

Experience
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following professional experiences and achievements:

  • 5+ years’ experience with designing and installing complex automation systems (PLC/SCADA), preferably in maritime, offshore or industrial installations.
  • Professional experience working in complex projects, comprised of multidisciplinary sub-teams and multiple suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Experience working in a model-based system engineering environment (MBSE) according to the V-model.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

Working at Forexx

At Forexx we want to unlock your hidden potential.  We resonate with professionals seeking to expand and enrich their careers. Our way of working symbolizes the discovery of hidden talents and the realization of untapped potential through engaging projects and personal growth.

Are we a match? Great, then we offer the following:

  • Work environment
    A challenging assignment at one of our clients; These companies are innovative, leading in the branch and support their employees to develop their professional and personal skills.  
  • A stable future
    Secondary employment in which you are guided towards your long-term employment, at the client. This offers great long term career perspectives.
  • Vacation policy
    You will receive 25 holiday days based on 40 hours; Optionally you will receive extra vacation days (ADV) depending on your project to adapt to the clients policy.
  • Work-life balance
    Our clients are open to discuss flexible working hours and hybrid working to fit your personal situation.
  • Professional training and development
    We understand your personal and professional growth in your new job is a challenge. We will empower this growth by offering specialized courses to meet specific learning objectives.  
  • Other benefits
    You will receive your Holiday allowance of 8.33% on an annual basis. Besides that we offer a well-arranged pension plan to create continuity in your retirement savings.
  • Employee support program;
    In case your new job requires relocation, document requests, scheme applications, etcetera, we will offer support to guide you.
  • The Forexx community
    You will enter an interesting network of colleagues in the field of technology and engineering, with whom you can share knowledge during frequent and enjoyable information and knowledge sessions. Also you are invited for many activities with your colleagues such as BBQs, meetings, events, family day, etc.

About the client


We support a prominent Dutch shipbuilding company with expanding their naval division. Our client which specializes in the construction of naval vessels. They design, build, and maintain a wide range of vessels for naval and government clients around the world. 

Their portfolio includes patrol boats, corvettes, frigates, amphibious vessels, and more. They are known for their innovative designs, flexibility in customization, and reliable performance, fulfill to the specific needs of navies and maritime security agencies.

Application procedure

What will the application procedure look like?

01. First interview

Well done, you got our attention!
The first interview will be held by someone from our recruitment department.

*Are you a software engineer? We will send you our skill assignment before the second interview.

02. Second interview

Great!
The first interview went well and you are invited for a second interview.
The second interview will be with someone from our management and someone with a more technical background.

03. Offer

Wow impressive!
All the interviews went really well and Forexx will make a job offer.

04. We become colleagues!

Woohoo!
The whole procedure went well and both parties agreed to collaborate. Hello colleague!