Senior Automation Engineer

Referencenumber MIIV03042, Rotterdam , Nederland

Electrical & Instrumentation
Are you ready to lead innovation in cutting-edge naval technology? As a Senior Automation Engineer, you'll play a pivotal role, from project proposal to design calculations, collaborating with a team to deliver cutting-edge engineering solutions that leverage deep technical expertise.


In the role of Senior Automation Engineer, your main responsibilities include:

  • Developing essential engineering deliverables, such as specification documents, functional descriptions, schematic drawings, and test/validation plans, to support the engineering process.
  • Conducting the necessary technical calculations to validate the design.
  • Participating in design checks and reviews to ensure the desired quality standards.
  • Collaborating closely with the Purchase department to analyze the costs of received offers.
  • Ensuring strict adherence to all relevant requirements and specifications set forth by Class and the customer.
  • Effectively managing vendors and subcontractors to secure their timely contributions to the project.
  • Establishing and documenting standards and work methods.
  • Providing support for proposal development and submission to our customers.
  • Extending technical support and contributing to commissioning activities for contracted projects.

Job requirements

To excel as a Senior Automation Engineer, you should possess:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Technical Automation, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of hands-on experience and expertise in designing and installing intricate automation systems, with a preference for those with experience in maritime, offshore, or industrial settings.
  • Demonstrated capability to thrive in complex project environments.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken Dutch and English, German is considered a valuable asset.
  • EU citizenship (non EU profiles will not be considered for the role)


A new career opportunity comes with a comprehensive compensation package. For the role of Senior Automation Engineer, this package includes:

  • Depending on your experience, an annual gross salary up to € 63.000 per year.
  • 25 holidays. 
  • Additional holidays (ADV).
  • Paid National Holidays.
  • Commuting costs compensation.
  • Relocation support (one-off allowance, housing advice, registration).
  • 30% ruling (expat tax advantage) support.
  • Language course (Dutch/German) up to € 500.
  • A social environment with many events throughout the year. 
  • The possibility to participate to industry events (METSTRADE, Offshore Energy, SMM).

Company Profile

Our client is a part of a global brand in the shipbuilding industry, combining modern technology with a tradition reaching back two centuries. Experience in design, engineering and construction of hundreds of naval and commercial vessels makes this company a successful and reliable specialist who sets high standards for employees as well as partners. This company offers a possibility to join high-end projects and solve complex engineering problems, while allowing access to a wide network and resources at a unique location by the Dutch coast.