Would you like to contribute to the logistics performance of A-brands? Building systems that can handle a variety of products, ranging from food, shoes to car tires, together with enthusiastic team members that handle complete revision, retrofit and modification projects for all Vanderlande customers? Dealing with day to day challenges like capacity requirements, variety of products handled, and interacting with equipment suppliers while meeting deadlines and budget?
E-commerce keeps on growing!
Due to the current pandemic, the e-commerce market is growing rapidly! For this reason, Vanderlande is looking for a Project Leader Engineering for sorting systems to comply to the project demands of our customers. As a Project Leader Engineering you have the opportunity to work on interesting, international Automated material handling systems. Are you the one who can translate a sales system design into an project extension of an operational system? Do you like to navigate projects into the right direction and guide these from head to tail?
From Sales to Go-live
As Project Leader Engineering within the Service operations organization, you'll be responsible for leading multiple multidisciplinary projects. You are in the driver seat to achieve the defined project goals, managing time, quality, costs and functionalities on mechanical, electrical and on controls perspective.
After your onboarding, where you learned our Service Operations Engineering way of working. Eg., fitting the additional equipment into an existing building and system is not always obvious. Besides that, the system is live so phasing and logistics are important.
Together with your colleagues you will also identify and capitalize synergies between multiple projects that are running in parallel to learn from others.
Once rewarded by our customer, our sales colleagues will do a handover to engineering. At this handover, the customer requirements and the as-sold solutions are being explained. This is the input to startup the engineering phase. In the definition phase of the engineering, together with your lead engineers, you'll be in close contact with the customer and project management to agree on all system functionalities.
In this definition phase you also develop your plan of approach, considering aspects like project planning, required resources, supply chain and on-site installation and commissioning.
When there is a mutual agreement between the project team and customer about the defined system design, the detail phase of the engineering starts. In the detail phase of the engineering, your team will create specifications to startup production and procurement. In this stage you’ll be in close contact with our internal supply chain and our third party suppliers to secure quality, planning, logistics and costs. Once production and procurement is ongoing, system emulations are being coordinated by you to validate the controls design. Furthermore, you and your team will prepare site installation and commissioning.
When the customers building is ready for Vanderlande to enter, it’s time to rock-and-roll! Installations on site will start, meaning that the digital 3D models on your PC-screen are getting touchable in real life! If the physical installation is done, you’re guiding the controls engineers in their commissioning and testing of the system in practice. Once everything is functioning properly, acceptance tests with the customer will take place and you will join the go-live celebrations.
In general, as a Project Leader Engineering you are continuously identifying and mitigating project risks. You know how to make optimum use of and further develop the skills of your project team members. Besides leading your own projects, you’ll be kept up-to-date on most recent equipment and process developments. Your suggestions for better working methods and/or process improvements are highly appreciated within our organization.
Are you that decisive person with a pragmatic and enthusiastic approach we’re looking for? Apply now for this great adventure! What do we ask from you;
To be successful in this role, you have/are:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
An entrepreneurial spirit, anticipating and mitigating project risks, and dealing with issues in a practical operational environment.
A cooperative mindset, enthusiastic to work in multidisciplinary, international teams, and like to share your knowledge with your co-workers.
Bachelor's or master's degree in a technical subject
Knowledge of Mechanics, Electronics, Controls and/or Mechatronics
Several years of working experience as project leader or lead engineer in technical environment.
Good (verbally and in writing) command of the English language is required, Dutch is preferred
Willing to travel internationally (15-20% of your time)
In this challenging and responsible position you'll have the chance to make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries. Our organization has been named for several years in a row as 'Top Employer' and 'Best Employer'. We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with lots of possibilities for personal development.
As well as your fixed salary you'll receive the following secondary benefits:
27 days of vacation & 13 ADV (working hours reduction) days
Flexible working hours with the possibility to work from home when needed
Awesome Office Facilities with good Gym, Healthy Food and coffee
Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare, WGA (Return to Work Scheme for the Partially Disabled) etc.
If the profile of Project Leader Engineering as described above appeals to you, please apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Ralph Jonker (Vanderlande Recruiter) on +31 413 494 559