Project Engineer - Food, Pharma, Chemicals

Arnhem, Netherlands

Job Reference 1195839

Location Arnhem, Netherlands

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added October 18, 2023

Job Title: Project Engineer
Location: Arnhem
Experience Level: Professional
Start Date: ASAP
Type: Contract to permanent

The role:
As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the interdisciplinary coordination of an engineering team for multidisciplinary projects. You will also support the project manager in terms of budget, schedule/delivery, and quality. For specific projects, you will fulfill the role of Project Manager. Your tasks will include maintaining commercial contacts with (potential) clients and overseeing tendering processes for multidisciplinary projects. You will also make professional decisions on interdisciplinary interfaces and assist in preparing (multidisciplinary) specifications, tender documents, contract documents, and general terms and conditions.


  • Coordinate and lead an engineering team for multidisciplinary projects.
  • Support the project manager in managing budgets, schedules, and project quality.
  • Act as a Project Manager for specific projects.
  • Maintain commercial contacts with clients and manage tendering processes.
  • Make professional decisions on interdisciplinary interfaces.
  • Assist in preparing specifications, tender documents, and contract terms.

What do we expect of you?

  • We are looking for someone with a higher vocational or university-level degree (HBO/WO) in a technical field (preferably chemical, mechanical, or electrical engineering).
  • Extensive experience in the (fine) chemical, food, or pharmaceutical industries is essential.
  • You should be able to translate your knowledge into optimal designs and successful projects.
  • Ideally, you have experience in various technical project positions within an engineering company (Project Engineer, Lead Engineer, Project Manager).
  • Strong negotiation skills for interactions with clients and contractors are a must.
  • High adaptability, as the role may require on-site work at the client's location.
  • Proficiency in English. Dutch is a strong plus.

The client:
Our client in the construction and engineering sector is a part of a globally operating firm dedicated to addressing the most complex technical challenges. Their team of engineers boasts unique expertise in various sectors, including Industry, Infrastructure & Transportation, Construction & Installations, Handling, Offshore & Energy, Maritime, and Water. They excel at taking on even the most demanding tasks. Working with them means becoming a part of an organization where each day is different. The team is passionate about their work and utilizes their technical knowledge to provide top-notch solutions for their clients.

If you are ready to contribute to some of the world's most complex projects, please send your CV to, and we'll be in touch with you soon.


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