Skip to main content
All vacancies

Project Engineer E&I



Gouda ZH area

Deadline has passed


This chemical plant uses solely natural (non-fossil) raw materials for the production of complex molecules in small batches, for premium applications in many sectors. It is proud that it reduced its carbon footprint by 25%, in 2016 already.

The plant comprises 16 separate installations and counts appr. 350 employees. It is part of a large multinational and located in the Gouda (ZH) area.



You report into the teamlead Engineering. The team counts appr. 14 engineers: mechanical, E&I, proces automation and process engineering.

This is a hands-on role, where you will come to work on modifications and extensions on existing installations, within the projects department, providing technical support and expertise. The equipment that you focus on concerns mainly field instrumentation and in second place valves, electric equipment like switches, transformers, relais and engines.

For this type of equipment you are responsible for the maintenance of standards, for specifications, for selecting the right equipment, for the ordering thereof and for the installation incl. commissioning.

You are expected to come with innovative proposals for improvement, with sound designs and to be working on the further development of profibus and profinet, also to improve the diagnostics. You document the details of equipment and modifications well.

There is a strong emphasis on the initiation and management of projects: data gathering, feasibility studies, specification & scoping, budgeting and budget requests,  plus during the entire modification: cost- and time management plus the supervision of subcontractors.

Supporting your colleagues in the maintenance department, where needed, is also part of your tasks.

You have close interaction with production, maintenance, planning and your colleague engineers.


Your profile

  • Completed technical education at B.Sc. level in Electr(on)ics or comparable
  • Sound knowledge of instrumentation, bussystems (profibus, profinet, ethernet), Atex, high (and low) voltage techniques and preferably also of SIL and MCC
  • Solid experience as Engineer E&I in a process industry (food, (petro)chemical)
  • Knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access, MS Projects
  • Initiative and the ability to make complex things simple
  • Good command of Dutch is a strong asset, or otherwise at least basic knowledge thereof plus the willingness to learn it well.
  • Good command of English is a must.



The position offers many growth possibilities (e.g. process engineering or management), and there is room to educate yourself further.

The gross yearly salary is € 60K – € 75K, depending on your experience and know how. Furthermore you can expect a profit dependent bonus of max. 3%, 38 vacation days per year and a commuting allowance based on € 0,19/km.

You will start with a one year contract. Once you do have a permanent contract, there is the possibility to participate in a share option plan. You can then buy phantom shares (not tax deductible). After 3 years your investment will be refunded and any profit will be paid as well.



Please send your CV and motiovation to:

For more info please call Maarten Smits van Oyen, 070-2400414.


In the industrial or construction sector



In the industrial or construction sector