Mechanical Design Engineer

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  • Mechanical engineering services for experimental research installations with bench-size up to skid-size
  • Manage the projects in a safe and cost-effective manner with the highest quality 
  • Initiate and adopt new technologies, guidelines, and applications to increase the customers’ competitive edge
  • Responsible for the integrity of the design and the process safety
  • Reviewing the engineering activities of contractors
  • Pro-active and effective communication on workload and priorities, ability to manage changing priorities
  • Mechanical engineering of experimental installations with 3D software (AutoCAD), resulting in technically correct and viable designs at a competitive price 
  • Responsible for Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test
  • Estimate, plan and control the required hours and costs for a project 
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective supervision of project realization: coaching of contractors, budget control, compliance with safety procedures
  • Continuously develop new technical options and expand the range of experimental applications
  • Review of work delivered by third parties
  • Responsible for interfacing between research and utility infrastructure
  • Act as a mentor in group for new hires and actively coach, stimulate and correct colleagues
  • Responsible for safety in design and design notes
  • Delivers presentations internally and externally
  • Consultant with respect to design, planning and cost for all research departments and/or third parties


  • >8 years of working experience with Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline
  • You have a background in projects varying from oil, gas, and petrochemical related
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • English: fluent in speaking and writing, ideally Dutch also
  • VCA-VOL (or willing to achieve this)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • National and international standards and specifications.
  • Understanding and development of process flow schemes and process design notes.
  • MOC experience 
  • You are based in Netherlands or Europe already (due to quick onboarding requirement) if not: you will not be shortlisted.

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