Design Engineer (junior/medior)

Lifting gear is a trunnion spreader beam with a capacity up to 1500t, developed for Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV.

Ambitious supplier of handling equipment for the energy sector is looking for a creative equipment developer

Vacancy DESIGN ENGINEER (jr/med) 40 hr/wk

Next step in your career

Are you an engineer with a passion for heavy machinery who is looking for a great diversity in exciting projects? Do you work well in teams and have a creative and inquisitive attitude. Does your interest lie in development of your skills for a great diversity of applications. Are you also able to efficiently and accurately complete projects within budget and on schedule?

We are looking for a Design Engineer with mechanical skills, ambition, motivation to grow with and within the company. Somebody who is challenged by identifying the added value of a solution instead of answering the question.

As Design Engineer you will work in a team of motivated colleagues, such as other Design engineers, CAD engineers and Structural engineers, on bespoke handling and lifting solutions for a wide variety of applications used in WTG installation, heavy lifting, and cleanrooms, to name a few.

What will you be doing

In this role, you will have the following tasks:

Conceptual phase:

          • Develop (concept) designs together with the lead engineer;
          • Perform fundamental, concept level structural/mechanical calculations

Basic Design phase:

          • Develop concepts designs into primary structures together with the structural engineer
          • Interpret structural calculations (RFEM, MathCAD) against feasibility of design, and develop mitigation design efforts, as necessary

Detailed Design phase:

          • Develop secondary steel to create an ergonomic and safe machine
          • Check MTO-lists, 2D arrangements and workshop drawings

Preparation of technical project documentation;
Actively investigate and promote process improvements within the organization.

What can you expect

          • Flexible working hours.
          • Working from home 1 day per week, 2 days is negotiable. We provide a laptop with accessories
          • You will be part of a young, highly educated team consisting of people of different nationalities
          • This team is driven and enthusiastic. There is an informal working atmosphere, but we are also professional, eager to learn and motivated to improve.
          • We offer a starting salary of €3.300,- to €4.000,- gross per month, based on 40 hours worked per week. On top of this comes 8% vacation allowance.
          • With this position comes 200 vacation hours, again based on 40 hours worked per week.

What do we expect from you

Education and experience

          • You possess a bachelor or masters degree in the direction of mechanical engineering (pre) or civil engineering
          • You have up to 4 years of experience in a similar position.

Expertise and skills

          • Experience with 3D (SolidWorks, Inventor, Creo) and 2D CAD (AutoCAD)
          • Experience with computational software such as MathCAD, RFEM, SCIA
          • Good insight in degrees of freedom on mechanical systems and strength / stiffness issues;
          • Familiar with geometrical tolerances, weld specification, manufacturability
          • You are inventive and creative in finding solutions to structural challenges;
          • You exhibit strong team player skills and know how to motivate and direct a team
          • You communicate well in English, both spoken and written.


When you are interested in this position, please respond by email with CV to:
Acquisition for this vacancy will not be appreciated!
Candidates need have a residence in the Netherlands and a valid working permit for at least three years after the first working day of working for us.

Company Profile

TILLEN b.v. was founded in 2007 by a team of creative engineers, combining a passion for large steel structures with experience in mechanical design. They were and still are driven to stand out in terms of quality and creativity. We offer expertise in mechanical and structural engineering, creating customized solutions for handling heavy and unwieldy objects.

By now, the team consists of more than 20 employees and we provide not only the usual engineering services (design, drawing and calculation) but also the production of structures. This latter activity in particular is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

Core values

Within TILLEN, there are a number of values that we hold dear

– Open approach to people, situations and projects
– Practical and pragmatic approach
– Long-term cooperation
– Keeping our word
– Overall dedication to the work

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