Working on power systems projects at Van der Leun means working on systems for hybrid ships, such as ferries, tugboats and firefighting boats. Hybrid installations can also be found on various types of work boats (such as crane vessels), for example in the form of batteries and/or capacitors. All this in order to use the available energy sources as optimally as possible.

In addition to these PMS (Power Management Systems) and EMS (Energy Management systems), there are many other systems on board that are controlled via a DCS (Distributed Control System). For all these systems, we also develop the HMI that allows the operators to operate the ship's systems.

We also have a large number of small projects. For example, the control must be programmed for hydraulically and electrically driven installations for winches, jacking and skidding systems.


Power Systems Engineer

What is your challenge

As an Engineer Power Systems you are responsible for the design of variable speed drives for maritime and offshore projects, so that they meet the functional requirements of the customer. For the detailed elaboration of the designs, you outsource work to colleagues at home and abroad. For larger projects you work closely with the Project Manager and Lead Engineer of the project.

You are responsible for the technical documentation and specifications in collaboration with the project team.

Depending on your interest and experience, testing and commissioning of these drives on location, at home and abroad, is possible.


- A completed college education Electrical Engineering, Control Technology or similar
- At least 3 years of work experience in a similar position and/or projects
- Experience with PLC systems is a plus
- Knowledge of/experience with variable drives (Vacon, Siemens, ABB)
- Knowledge of the English language in word and writing


- You are flexible and willing to travel regularly in the Netherlands and abroad
- Do you work disciplined and accurately
- Have a sense of responsibility and show initiative
- Do you have good communication skills at various levels
- Someone who performs well under high pressure


You will work for a growing and dynamic family business. The working atmosphere is good and informal. We have an active staff association and a monthly Friday afternoon drink. It is also possible to adjust your working hours and workplace to what suits you.

We work under the Collective Labor Agreement for Metal and Technology. You will receive a salary in line with the market. You are entitled to travel allowance, 25 vacation days and 13 ADV days. You will also be registered with the Pension Fund Foundation for the 'Metaal & Techniek' and you will have the opportunity to participate in the collective health insurance. You will have access to a laptop.

Your own children can claim a contribution towards the study costs from our study fund. If you want to follow a training or course, we reimburse these costs from our study costs regulations.

This is who we are

Van der Leun has been active in electrical engineering for over 100 years and works on installation projects all over the world in the maritime industry, utilities, dredging and offshore. We have divided our specialties into three divisions: Maritime installations, Metalworking and Electrical engineering. With our 210 employees, we work together on innovative and reliable integrated solutions for top companies worldwide. Van der Leun wants to make the world smaller for its customers by unburden them locally worldwide. In addition to our head office in Sliedrecht, we are also located in Romania, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Brazil and Spain.


Do you want to know more about the content of the position? Please contact Pieter van Oord (Technical Manager), telephone number: 0184-413288.

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