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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


“Will you make shipping industry ready for the future, by improving efficiency for existing vessels?”

Are you the engineer who will take the lead in making the shipping industry ready for the future by working on projects, improving overall efficiency of vessel propulsion and thereby reducing environmental impact? Are you interested in latest propulsion technology and energy saving devices on vessels of all sizes?
Do you want to contribute to the reduction of CO2 in your daily job while working on complex multi-disciplinary propulsion retrofit projects, and have the technical, analytical and leadership skills, then this is the job you are looking for!
As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you are responsible for customized design of Marine Propulsion Systems like steerable thrusters, controllable propeller systems, water jets and Energy Saving Devices. You work on the replacement of old technologies, add functionalities to Wärtsilä equipment or adapted design to existing interfaces. As a member of the design engineering team you also act as a supervisor during production by subcontractors and assistance during the sales phase with the creation of technical specifications and cost estimations.  Within multi-disciplinary propulsion upgrade or retrofit projects you will take the lead and responsibility of the interfacing engineering. 
In this position you will be working within an internationally orientated organisation within multidisciplinary project teams consisting of four different engineering disciplines, project management, purchasing, assembly, supply, installation and commissioning. You will be working in a team of approximately 9 other Mechanical experts who are reporting to the Manager Mechanical Engineering. 
What are your main tasks and responsibilities?
  • Take the lead in multi-disciplinary propulsion projects and integration engineering.  
  • You are responsible for the mechanical design of propulsion systems including complex analysis of strength (FEM), vibration and alignment calculations and hydraulic specifications.
  • Design according to customer specifications and requirements, within lead time and cost estimation and according to classification rules.
  • Take care for effective clear technical communication with the customer, design offices, and research entities concerning engineering. This in cooperation with the Project Manager and/or Sales Manager.
  • Take an active role in improvements of design methods, processes and products.
What do we expect from you?
  • You hold a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering / Naval Architecture with several years of relative design experience.
  • Experienced with the design of mechanical (propulsion) systems in Teamcenter Siemens NX or other 3D design tools are a must.
  • You have a basic understanding of (digital) manufacturing methods such as welding, casting, machining, measuring and assembling. 
  • You have experience with strength / fatigue calculations, using FEM software package
  • Experience with calculations on dynamic behaviour such as (FEM) modal / harmonic response analyses, Torsional vibration or whirling behaviour are an advantage 
  • Well-developed communication skills spoken and written in English.
  • You are pro-active and able to work in a structured way.
  • Sense for business, experience working in project teams and you can cope with stress.
What we offer you  
We highly care for employability of all our employees and employees are encouraged to take the opportunity to further develop their talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent terms of employment and promote a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. 
If you feel exited by being part of a dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae.
In case you have questions about the procedure please call Egbert van der Meijs (Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 20324766 or by email:
This is Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. 

Wartsila Netherlands


Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world and employs people with very diverse skills, backgrounds and ambitions. We believe in equal opportunities and personal growth and want to support our employees in finding their own path within Wärtsilä.Our business is power. At Wärtsilä, people are the ultimate power source. People who make things happen.

Wärtsilä in the Netherlands supplies worldwide sales & services for the marine and decentralized power industry. We have around 900 employees working in the Netherlands on our seven locations in Drunen, Harlingen, Kampen, Kruiningen, Schiedam, Waalwijk and Zwolle. Wärtsilä Netherlands is characterized by motivation, informal and short lines of communication and a healthy working atmosphere



MVB ID #182593
Plaatsingsdatum dinsdag 3 september 2019
Locatie Drunen
Dienstverband Voltijd
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Maritieme Dienstverlening, Maritieme Toeleveranciers
Functiecategorie Engineering, Naval Architecture, Techniek
Regio Nederland, Noord-Brabant


Bedrijfsnaam Wartsila Netherlands
ContactpersoonDhr. Dre Schellekens
Telefoon +31 6 28558033

Christiaan Huygensweg 23
5151 DM Drunen

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