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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Department Manager Electrical & Process Control

Our Client

As a multidisciplinary full-service engineering firm, our client aids companies globally in the development of projects. They distinguish themselves through a pragmatic approach and their colleagues' vast technological expertise. For its national and international clients, they offer a comprehensive range of services, from front-end to engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm).

They provide one-of-a-kind technical solutions by leveraging their expertise and technology, and constantly creating and delivering relevant market solutions. For this company, safety and sustainability are the preconditions for a successful project. They offer added value to their clients by adopting a proactive approach to delivering high-quality solutions in a challenging technological environment. They are dedicated to providing their clients with a transparent and predictable project while also ensuring business continuity.

Job Description

As the Electrical & Process Control Discipline Manager, you will play an active and demanding role in managing a department of 25+ Engineers. You develop and implement the department's objectives in such a way that continuity and quality are ensured, and the discipline's anticipated expansion in people and resources is realised. You monitor technical innovations and ensure that they are incorporated into the department's working procedures and activities. Within the scope of the organisation's objectives, you develop plans and objectives for your department.

You are an authority in your field, you lead and execute development and/or new policies, you exude enthusiasm and you take on problems by taking risks. You provide guidance and leadership in such a way that employees are deployed in projects based on their talents, allowing for effective and efficient collaboration with other disciplines. You also make use of the short lines of communication with the Electrical & Process Control departments of our client’s offices in Schiedam & Antwerp.

You direct the department from a technical standpoint and ensure that work is completed in accordance with the appropriate quality standards, ensuring that technical content budgets are correctly drawn up and executed as such.
You ensure that your employees adhere to the set requirements and budgets, and that overruns and underruns are reported.

In addition, you are involved in engineering issues in which you act as 'cooperating foreman'. You are involved in making proposals and agreeing with the customer(s) on the technical aspects of the assignment, as well as the different preconditions such as planning, reporting, delivery dates, and so on. You also visit various clients on-site to independently discuss technical and project challenges.

You will work with a variety of markets in Amsterdam, including Midstream / Tank Terminals, Heavy Industries (Steel Industry), Pharmaceutical, Chemical, and (Renewable) Energy.


  • Minimum of 10 years' experience as a Lead Engineer Electrical and/or Process Control in multidisciplinary engineering projects;
  • Relevant training in the Electrical or Process Control disciplines;
  • Possibly several years' work experience as Discipline Manager;
  • Recent engineering experience is preferred;
  • You have a natural ability to coach and connect people;
  • Experience with various market areas mentioned above;
  • You have strong communication and analytical skills, and you are determined to see projects through to completion;
  • You are a team player who prioritises collaboration with different fields and branches.
  • Communication skills in English are required, and command of the Dutch language is advantageous.

Terms of Employment

  • Excellent working conditions, including a competitive salary, flexible working hours, a 13th month and at least 31 days vacation, a company car, and other benefits.
  • A multidisciplinary workplace with challenging projects, a dedicated team, and a pleasant working environment;
  • A manageable department with a team of 25+ employees in a dynamic atmosphere, including specialists, engineers, designers, and inspectors.
  • A diverse and multifaceted working day in terms of tasks and responsibilities;
  • Hybrid work in a modern office atmosphere with a variety of amenities, such as sports facilities and easy access by public transportation or automobile with lots of parking.
  • A valuable position. You are a key part of the team. You do not do a single standard task; your work is diverse and greatly contributes to the whole.
  • The opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of projects, for diverse clients in various industrial markets. These projects have a high impact for the company’s clients and are diverse in nature, including feasibility studies, conceptual, basic and detailed engineering;
  • Various training and growth possibilities that allow you to maximise your potential;
  • A flat organisational structure. Do you have any questions? Colleagues help each other.

Company Culture

Your colleagues are the foundation of this organisation. The key to their success is collaboration, both internally and with their own clients. There is a pleasant, almost familial working atmosphere within this company. The organisation is transparent with an open business culture, and offers various training and career opportunities. They provide added value to clients by taking a dynamic approach towards delivering high-quality solutions in a complex technical environment.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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