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Global Maritime Recruitment

Lead Mechanical Engineer Heavy Machinery

Discipline: Shipbuilding
Branch: Shipbuilding and repair
Workweek:40 hour
Jobs ID:#3502

Lead Mechanical Engineer Heavy Machinery

Lead Engineer Marine Systems and Machinery


As a Lead Engineer Marine Systems and Machinery you are responsible for the complete design and layout of all vessel machinery and ship systems for new vessels as well as big conversions of vessels.

Your job already starts in the early stage of orientation with the client, where you join or provide input for our commercial team to inform clients about the possibilities of marine systems related to their requests. In this process you have a good eye for existing technology, but also good knowledge of new developments concerning the energy transition.

Once the clients specifications are settled, you can calculate and design the first set-up of all marine systems on board. With that you design arrangements of technical spaces, like engine and pump rooms, make calculations for pump systems, drive systems and propulsion systems, etc. Systems you can think of are fuel, fire-extinguishing, cooling systems, propulsion, system diagrams etc.

For this role we’re looking for someone who has the technical knowhow to design marine systems from scratch, but also has the skills to take the lead in a project, communicate with our clients and can guide designers and engineers. Main focus of this role will be on the technical/engineering part.


  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering or comparable
  • About 8 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of relevant requirements from classification societies and authorities
  • Knowledge of system components, piping materials and vessel layouts.
  • Experience with developing machinery arrangements.
  • Experience with engineering and design tools
  • Knowledge of electrical systems would be a plus


Our client is an innovative engineering company specialized in Engineering for marine & offshore industry. The company is located in Rotterdam area. Contact me for all necessary details!


  • Excellent salary and working conditions
  • Good secondary conditions like 37 holidays (28 + 9), profit distribution and possibilities to work from home
  • Working on state of the art projects within the maritime industry with a high variety of projects to work on
  • Working in an experienced team (average experience 10+ years)
  • Study possibilities and training

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Friso Steijger
+31 6 – 1611 5880

More information

Are you the Experienced Lead Marine Engineer that we are looking for? If so, please get in contact with me or apply directly below! You can reach me by calling at +31 (0)6 29578908 or via e-mail: