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Engineer Product Support


As Product Engineer you will support the Product Support department by developing, managing and commissioning the IHC Systems products (software and hardware).
Your focus will be mainly on our DP/DT system, which is developed by IHC Systems. The DP/DT system automatically governs a vessel's actuators propellers, thrusters and rudders and its power management system in order to efficiently utilize its positioning capability. Its behavior is based on information from environmental sensors, adaptive hydro-mechanical models and sophisticated filtering. You will be responsible for maintaining this product and 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.
Beside this DP/DT system you will also support our automation products concern applications for our dredging equipment, simulators for these tools and applications for the offshore market. For the configuration of our software products, affinity and experience with software products is required.
You will often work together with your colleagues from the Product Support department, specialists from the Engineering department, the Sales department and the service department.
The product knowledge that you will acquire will also pass you on to end users and employees through training.
For commissioning, or solving complex problems on board of our customers' vessels, you will stay in the outside country a couple of times a year.
The team members (9 people) of the Product Support department have an extensive knowledge of our products and are willing to share it with you. Due to the amount of work they are looking forward to a new colleague who can join the team to get all the jobs done.

Your Profile:

To qualify for the position of Product Engineer, you meet the following profile:

  • In addition to a customer-oriented attitude, you have a completed technical higher vocational or university education
  • Excellent communication skills, in both English and Dutch
  • Experience or affinity with the setting up of measurement and control systems
  • Willing to travel
  • Experience with requirements engineering and testing is a plus
  • Affinity with (software) product management

Only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates

Terms of employment
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.

Contact information
Are you interested in the position of Product Engineer Support 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 Corporate Recruitment 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.



As a Product Engineer Support, 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.



MVB ID #182661
Plaatsingsdatum woensdag 11 september 2019
Locatie Sliedrecht
Dienstverband Voltijd
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Dredging
Functiecategorie Engineering
Regio Nederland, Zuid-Holland


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Bedrijfsnaam IHC
ContactpersoonMevr. Nathalie de Regt
Telefoon +31 78 691 0984

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