Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10014389
  • Location Rheden
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Energy, Gas, Water, Engineering

About this vacancy

Howden Reciprocating and Centrifugal compressors (HCR), is a specialist supplier of tailor-made gas compression equipment to international refining, (petro)chemical, oil, gas, utility and offshore industries for over 100 years. HCR designs, manufactures and tests reciprocating and centrifugal compressors and systems, and inspects, overhauls, repairs, maintains, rerates and modernizes equipment, supplies spare parts and provides customer training for reciprocating and centrifugal compressors.


Job description

  • Engineering of the bare shafts for our reciprocating compressors.
  • Developing of standards in the Design Compressor department.
  • Support other departments with engineering solutions.
  • Be an expert in Inventor and vault pro.
  • Improve knowledge for reciprocating and diaphragm compressors.


Originally founded by James Howden in Scotland as a marine engineering firm in 1854, Howden has grown and evolved into a global leader in manufacturing air and gas handling solutions. With the power of our engineering expertise and technology, our equipment plays an integral role within our customers’ processes, which provide safe and reliable solutions that are both sustainable and efficient. Howden supports multiple sectors including infrastructure, power generation, oil & gas, wastewater, metals, mining and transportation.

We work in partnership with our customers, wherever they are, to deliver sustainable and customized solutions. For over a century we have built a strong global network of experts that is formed from responsive local service and delivery teams, in more than 100 countries, who are familiar with local requirements and challenges. We are proud that our people and business are part of the communities in which we operate in.

Our mantra is ‘revolving around you’, something that has underpinned our business since it was established. Constantly improving our products and services according to our customers’ needs, Howden has never stood still.

Offer description

You will work at a company that has been certified as a Top Employer 2020 by the Top Employer Institute. You will get the chance to lead projects in the Hydrogen Economy, meet customers, have technical discussions and celebrate the successful execution of a project in a team with a good atmosphere and dedicated colleagues. We offer an interesting and challenging position within a professional, international organization with freedom to act and the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders. As we consider talent management as key to the success of our organization, we offer opportunities for personal and professional development. Potential future positions could be within other Howden locations or a vertical or horizontal move within HCR. We offer a salary package that is fully in line with the level of the position and in addition an extensive package of fringe benefits.

Candidate profile

  • Thinking out of the box.
  • Seek, propose, try, evaluate and implement improvements.
  • Relevant technical background (Bachelor degree).
  • Reasonable knowledge of Office, Vault, Ansys, Plant 3D and Lean principles.
  • Preferable knowledge of reciprocating compressors.
  • An open and engaging communication style.
  • Team player and a self-starter.
  • Fluency in English, Dutch is a pre.