Lead Engineer

Marine Service Noord (MSN) is a passionate provider of sustainable energy facilities, innovative technologies and complex piping systems for the maritime sector. It caters to the prime segment of luxury yachts and ships for LNG, passengers, containers, inland shipping, dredging and offshore support. Since 1988, it has commissioned more than 700 complete installations with over 2,350 kilometres of piping.

If you go out and do your job with passion and precision every day, you will grow. MSN is continuously growing and developing itself. It strives for perfection and sustainability in maritime products, and long-term partnerships with clients. Clients are involved throughout the process – from start to finish. From sitting down together at the drawing board, to final commissioning, MSN fosters close, authentic collaboration. It upholds a set of clear core values: innovation, reliability, commitment, a focus on service, and peace of mind for clients.

MSN, based in Westerbroek, less than 10 km from the Dutch city of Groningen, is a fast-growing company that distinguishes itself with its green and innovative mindset. It is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to contribute to the energy transition, sustainability and a cleaner environment. In addition to its focus on hydrogen, dating back to 2009, it is also working to develop systems for other fuels, such as methanol.

At MSN, you are part of a close-knit team of 80 colleagues, in a culture of open communication. MSN stands out with its focus on people: a caring organisation where employees feel heard and valued. This shines through in teams that prioritise trust, mutual consideration, and opportunities for development.

The challenge:

As Lead Engineer, you use Cadmatic to design and draft systems, such as piping for ships. Your work meets client specifications and the applicable quality requirements. You take an active role in routing, and also coordinate subprojects, leading a small team of two to four colleagues. As Lead Engineer, you also handle cost and time control, and focus on improvement and modernisation in your work. In this role, you work in project teams with colleagues from a variety of disciplines.

You support your colleagues in their technical decisions, and serve as a mentor and source of information for engineers. You maintain dialogue with the team and monitor project progress and quality. You also have ample contact with clients and suppliers, and are able to maintain and possibly also expand these relationships. 

The ideal profile:

  • Completed at least a level-4 Intermediate Vocational Degree (‘MBO’ level 4) in Mechanical or Marine Engineering;
  • System expertise, specifically in mechanical systems on board vessels;
  • Preferably a background in marine engineering and ample experience as an engineer in the shipbuilding sector;
  • Leadership skills, and an ambition to develop further in this area;
  • Experience with Cadmatic, Siemens NX or similar software;
  • Mastery of English;
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and proactive.

Ready to take on this challenge in the MSN Engineering Team? If so, we will be happy to review your CV and cover letter.

Please apply by email to Bettina Snell, HR Adviser, at b.snell@msholding.nl, with your CV attached, and indicate the ‘LEAD ENGINEER’ vacancy.