Project Engineer Industry & Materials Handling

Engineers SpecialistsLogisticsIndustry
  • Rotterdam
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Are you interested in being involved in early project phases where you help clients to design and optimise industrial sites? On a strategic, tactical and operational level, you make a valuable contribution in a fast-developing market of materials and logistic handling. This is the ideal opportunity to further develop yourself as a talented design-oriented Project Engineer.

What you will do as Project Engineer Industry & Materials Handling

As a talented design-oriented Project Engineer, you work in the fields of materials handling and logistics in a fast-developing market. By engaging with small engineering teams and larger multi-disciplinary teams, you can exchange knowledge and make an impact together across disciplines. You carry project responsibility from start to finish. This means that you participate in the preparation of feasibility studies, master planning, conceptual and tender designs, tender documents and evaluation of proposals. During these phases, you will regularly have contact with clients. Depending on your talent and ambition you can develop yourself towards an Expert or Project Manager.

You will support the advisory group “Energy and Process” which forms part of the business unit “Industry & Buildings”. This advisory group has extensive knowledge of Master planning, materials handling, logistics and supply chains which give you the opportunity to learn more about a wide spectrum of topics. Our business-to-business clients are active in multiple industries such as agribulk, minerals, chemicals, liquid bulk and heavy industry production.

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is a worldwide independent engineering, project management and consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Our 6,000 colleagues are working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world. Through our mission Enhancing Society Together, we take responsibility for having a positive impact on the world. As our new Project Engineer Industry & Materials Handling, you will become part of the Business Line Industry & Buildings.

Within the Business Line Industry and Buildings, we support industrial clients in developing their projects. The majority of our clients are active in the business-to-business Industry. Project engineers in our team provide answers a variety of questions such as: 

  • How can the capacity have increased of my facility?
  • What will be the optimal masterplan for my plant?
  • What CAPEX is required to extend my facility?
  • What is the best procurement strategy for this project?
  • What are the required next steps to realize this project?

Apart from assisting our clients with the above-mentioned questions, we are regularly involved in technical due diligences (for mergers and acquisitions) where we advise about risks and opportunities of the prospect.

We are typically involved in the early project phases. This means that you will translate the client’s wishes into the first design sketches and flow diagrams up to the selection of an optimum concept. You will do this based on a thorough understanding of their processes.

What you bring

By being a team player with a client-oriented mindset, you are energized to go the extra mile. To work as professional as possible, you know how to present yourself, Royal HaskoningDHV and the projects in English and preferably also in Dutch. Furthermore, you have an entrepreneurial, proactive and flexible attitude.
In addition to that, you:

  • Have a university degree in mechanical engineering;
  • We have possibilities for juniors but also for experienced project engineers;
  • Live in The Netherlands and will be based in Rotterdam. As our clients are located all over the Netherlands and worldwide, flexibility towards traveling is expected;
  • You have a good knowledge of English and preferably also in Dutch.

What we offer you

Within our company you will be able to develop yourself while working on challenging projects, both in the Netherland and worldwide.
Besides that, we also offer you:

  • A good work-life balance, including a laptop and company cell phone so you can work wherever and whenever you want;
  • 28 holidays based on a 40-hour work week;
  • A good primary salary and pension accrual through our own pension fund;
  • A workplace in our office in Rotterdam and travel allowance or a NS-Business Card;
  • Lifelong learning by offering you plenty of training & development opportunities;
  • Personal budget which you can use to buy extra days off, to buy a bicycle or just to have some additional salary;
  • Bonusses based on company profit.

We aim to become one of the most inspiring companies to work for and to achieve this ambition, we need the best talent to come and work for us. We look for candidates with the right skills and values to join us and selection is based on a fair and equal process. We’re proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your resume and motivation letter. After receiving your application, we will contact you as soon as possible. The application process then consists of one or two interviews and a possible assessment. Are we all enthusiastic after this? Then you will receive an offer from us, and we will be happy to welcome you on board!

For more information, you can always contact Kevin Zandbergen, Lead Recruiter Industry & Buildings, at [email protected]

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Acquisition for this vacancy by agencies is not appreciated and offered candidates will not be taken into consideration.

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