Systems Engineer

The Hague, Netherlands

Job Reference 1193165

Location The Hague, Netherlands

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Document Control

Job Type Permanent

Date Added August 29, 2023

Sr. Systems Engineer – The Netherlands

Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Language: Fluency in English both written and oral    Timeframe: The role has full sign-off and budget Salary/Package: Competitive salary and benefits on offer 
Salary/Package: Competitive salary and benefits on offer. Please note this is a local package and not an ex-pat package. Support will be given with relocation and temporary housing for first couple of weeks. Any schooling and accommodation required will be at candidates own costing.

Recruitment Partner: Airswift                                                          

Account Manager:  Maria Sant’Anna and Jannet Yankova

Key Words: Data Management, Project Information Management, PIM, Documentation Control, EPC Projects, AVEVA


Company summary:

We are proud to be retained by a fast-growing EPC contractor within the energy sector, delivering ambitious end-to-end engineering projects globally, as well as creating a complete 360-degree package covering the full cycle from ideation, value creation and product take-off to financial investment and security.

We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer specializing in Project Information Management (PIM) to join the team and support the growing demands of the business in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Job summary:

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will hold the responsibility of contributing insights to other departments and external partners regarding Information Management aspects during project Study, FEED, and EPC phases. Your primary task will involve orchestrating information exchange amid project teams, stakeholders, and contractors to facilitate smooth project execution.

As a part of the Engineering & Systems team, the Senior Systems Engineer will hold a pivotal position and will report directly to the Head of the Systems Department. The candidate should possess at least 12 years of experience in the field of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), out of which a minimum of 5 years should have been spent in a comparable Information Management role.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all information management aspects of the project.
  • Devise and execute a tailored information management strategy for Study, FEED, and EPC project phases. Determine phase-specific information needs and establish effective approaches for data collection, storage, and retrieval.
  • Evaluate client information requirements and generate essential documentation (e.g., information/data management plan, coding procedures, templates, guidelines) for project setup.
  • Collaborate with the Document Management System (DMS) team to establish a robust document control system. Partner with the Systems/ICT team to configure project tools accurately.
  • Design and manage system workflows to facilitate smooth execution across multiple offices.
  • Educate subcontractors on project information management requirements and ensure their adherence.
  • Facilitate seamless data flow by coordinating with various disciplines such as Project, Engineering, Supply Chain, Systems, ICT, and Project controls.
  • Identify and address data quality discrepancies in collaboration with stakeholders providing the data.
  • Offer training and assistance to project team members on information management procedures and tools. Foster a culture of knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Continuously enhance information management processes and systems by staying informed about emerging EPC project information management best practices and technologies.
  • Develop information management standards, data models, and class libraries.
  • Compile and manage Tags and Documents registers, overseeing the accurate sequencing and quality of information from diverse stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliant handover of project information and documentation to the client according to project specifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience required:

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken, strong English writing skills for documentation and reports, proficient in English speaking for effective communication with teams and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated grasp of EPC project processes, including workflows and requisites.
  • Proficiency in information management principles, practices, and tools, including experience in overseeing engineering information management systems, IT infrastructure, and project execution.
  • Thorough comprehension of systems and software such as AVEVA, Assai, SAP, with a focus on interoperability and integration among platforms like AVEVA, Hexagon, Autodesk, Assai, Bentley, and SAP.
  • Familiarity with Database management systems like SQL and Oracle is beneficial.
  • Advantageous to possess a solid understanding of Power BI for effective visualization of project data.
  • Knowledgeable about creating and managing class libraries, as well as data handover specifications (CIFHOS).
  • Awareness of Digital transformation trends and emerging technologies.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal aptitude, facilitating collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
  • Analytical mindset proficient in deriving insights from intricate datasets.
  • Consideration of a plus if holding certifications in information management or project management.


  • Deliver a positive culture on safety, health and wellbeing. 
  • Subject matter expert with plant area responsibility and ownership.
  • Initiate contracts and contract awards.
  • Initiate and deliver major and minor projects in line with the plant area business plan.
  • Ensure engineering contribution to the cross functional maintenance reliability groups.
  • Work collaboratively and cross functionally across all maintenance functions.
  • Work management ownership for the respective plant area.
  • Lead and manage a team.

Growth opportunity:
The role you play now will likely be different to the role you play in a years' time; the company offers a lot of opportunity for progression for curious and ambitious people which can include secondments to their Chinese HQ.

Furthermore, the company will work with you to create a Personal Development Report (PDR) specific to you to allow for clear and agile growth in your employment with them.


This role comes with a competitive salary, additional benefits, and a relocation package.

The next steps:

We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business.
We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager, Maria Sant’Anna

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