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Global Maritime Recruitment

Automation Engineer Shipbuilding

Workweek:40 hour
Jobs ID:#3033

Automation Engineer Shipbuilding

Are you a Automation Engineer with experience in the shipbuilding industry? If you are looking for a broad technical job, focusing on new and sustainable technologies, keep on reading! Our client Future Proof Shipping in Rotterdam is looking for you!


As Automation Engineer you will work in a small, multidisciplinary team, working on sustainable shipping solutions. You will be responsible for the design, construction and testing of software, and production of documentation for PLC, HMI’s and SCADA systems.

Specific duties in this role include:

  • Design and implementing automation solution.
  • Providing technical support where necessary.
  • Determining purchase specifications
  • Support Project Management, production and operations departments
  • The point of contact and source of information regarding Automation.


We are looking for an Automation Engineer with at least 3 years of experience in design and installation of automation systems preferably in shipbuilding or offshore. Furthermore, you meet the following requirements:

  • BSc / MSc degree Electrical or Electronic Engineering.
  • Experience in Automation Engineering, testing and commissioning (HMI’s, PLC, SCADA).
  • Affinity with LNG, CNG Installations onboard ships is nice to have.
  • English in word and writing, Dutch would be an advantage.
  • We prefer candidates living in the Netherlands but we consider EU citizens as well if you have the willingness to relocate to the Netherlands for the long term.


Future Proof Shipping B.V. (FPS) (, offers zero-emissions shipping services to enable players across the value chain make the transition to zero-emissions. As a zero-emissions vessel owner, FPS aims to build and operate a fleet of 10 zero-emission inland and short-sea vessels over the next five years which they will offer for charter to logistics service providers and cargo owners. FPS also facilitates other shipowners and stakeholders in the maritime sector who are ready to make the shift to zero-emissions, through technical support as well as project development and management.

In 2022, FPS retrofitted its first inland vessel, FPS Maas, to sail on hydrogen fuel cells to transport container cargo between The Netherlands and Belgium. Although fuel cells and hydrogen have already been tested in the marine industry, FPS expects this to be the first to demonstrate such a system for main propulsion at this scale, and in commercial operations.


A very interesting job in a small dedicated team with an open, modern working environment and short communication lines. Possibilities to grow in responsibilities and personal development. Working with interesting High-tech products. A fun team that want to learn and grow.

More information

Are you an Automation Engineer that we are looking for? If so, please get in contact with with Victoria Piek. You can reach me by calling +31 (0)622802421 or sending me a WhatsApp (24/7). If you are sure that you are the person we are looking for, please send your CV and a short motivation letter to Your application will be treated confidentially.

More information
Joost Wenteler Commercial Director +31 6 - 2957 8908