Principal Engineer Process & Mechanical

Renewable energy
Vacancy ID


  • (Line) Management of a design engineering team in the expertise area (10-16 direct reports);
  • Promotes and stimulates team performance in line with the company’s values, culture and behaviours;
  • Ensure consistency, completeness, and alignment in plant design applying the company’s standards and meeting Customer requirements;
  • Actively promote a pro-active safety culture and perform analysis to create a learning-from-experience behaviour;
  • Allocation of design resources agreed upon with the Design Technology Manager and Design Managers;
  • Define and execute training/education programs to guarantee the (senior) engineers act as Suitable Qualified and Experienced Persons (SQEP);
  • Anticipate on business developments and specific DA demands;
  • Supports the Design Technology Manager in the realisation of DA objectives and budget;
  • Define and implement plant/facility designs based on best practices and state-of-the-art technology solutions in order to be ahead of the competitors.


  • Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in (advanced, nuclear) process technology, chemistry or mechanical engineering, and/or specialism in Nuclear Science or a Professional Engineer (PE) license obtained by accredited examination in associated areas;
  • Preferred: Additional training and/or accreditation in Physics, Chemistry or Advanced Process Technology and Industrial/Nuclear Safety;
  • Managing design engineering teams to deliver medium/large plant designs;
  • Demonstrable leadership role in complex design and engineering projects;
  • Leading a team of highly trained experts;
  • Delivery of Frond End Engineering Designs;
  • Seniority in defining and substantiating design solutions in order to support integrated safety analysis/safety case reports;
  • Define and maintain design intent of the company’s assets;
  • Capability to implement the company’s design management processes and procedures;
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of all aspects of plant design including interfaces and boundary limits in the expertise area;
  • Ability to solve complex issues requiring scientific knowledge to meet customer, license and legislation requirements;
  • Team Leadership: Translate the company’s mission and core values into clear targets and directions for the design team.
  • Acting decisively: to ensure accountability objectives will be met;
  • Act as the intelligent customer;
  • Driving for Results: Focuses on new and better ways of achieving goals; makes changes that produce a noticeable improvement;
  • Focus on performance: Demands high performance and quality, makes known the consequences of non-performance;
  • Customer Orientation: Understands the customer’s business and needs and works to find an appropriate solution to make a difference, ahead of the competition;
  • Going Beyond the Data: Analytical skills to understand complex issues to see patterns and trends and find solutions;
  • Working Collaboratively: Promotes work collaboratively with Design & Engineering Teams Group-wide.

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01 // Relocation arrangements

If you are relocating to the Netherlands for this position, then we will take all of the hassle involved out of your hands. Based on your family situation and country of origin, STAR will make all the relocation arrangements required to give you a smooth, carefree start.

02 // Permanent contract

After a specified period at this company, you will be offered a permanent contract. In other words, this is not a temporary position or project, but a permanent appointment and the selection procedure and terms of employment are not ours but those of your future employer.

03 // Education and development

Standing still in this fast-changing market is not an option. That's why you can combine this position at STAR with courses to further your specialist knowledge and skills. It's the best of all worlds: work, learn and be part of a challenging project all at the same time. Whether you need a springboard to launch your career or simply want to update your expertise, the training programmes offered by our STAR Academy ensure that your qualifications are always in line with your ambitions.

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