Lead Engineer

  • Vakgebied Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10029244
  • Locatie Rheden
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment with contracting
  • Branche Energy, Gas, Water

Over deze vacature

Howden Reciprocating and Centrifugal compressors (HCR), is a specialist supplier of tailor-made gas compression equipment to various industries. Their products have made a valuable difference for clients for the past 100 years, and we are now looking for a Lead Engineer, who will join their Project Execution team in their Diaphragm & Periflow value stream and will support in making a valuable difference in the century to come. The Lead Engineer plays a key role in coordinating the engineering activities for our customer projects, interprets and defines the technical scope and technical implementation of projects based on customer requirements and Howden standards and has a big impact on both the technical and the financial success of a project. This is a unique opportunity to work with a highly motivated team to capture the growth opportunities in the renewable hydrogen market!  


  • Technically responsible for the project, is the technical right-hand of the project manager, leads the team of engineers and is the primary contact person for the customer when it comes to the technical execution of the project, including safety aspects.
  • Being the primary technical contact person for the customer, reviewing technical progress and advice customers on technical issues related to the project.
  • Leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers to make sure the technical specifications and quality specifications of a project are met, from project kick-off until release of all required engineering deliverables, including all documents needed to create IOM and MDR manuals.
  • Is responsible for 3rd line support during installation, commissioning and service.
  • Initiates and leads internal continuous improvement projects relates to the project execution processes.
  • Provides input and insight on the project execution team. He or she acts as a point of contact for the Project Execution Leader on capacity and continuous improvement.


Liaise with colleagues in 27 countries. Howden offers  global and local opportunities– 6000 employees and world leading engineers, who create  cutting edge developments – You will be a part of over 160 years of innovation and development that continues today with their digital solutions. At Howden they have  a strong corporate identity and purpose – You will be a member of the team, shaping the future of the world and tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the planet. Their products and organization are  Revolving Around You  – Their culture promotes individual development to enhance our most important asset – the people!


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. They 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 they consider talent management as key to the success of our organization, they offer opportunities for personal and professional development. Potential future positions could be within other Howden locations or a vertical or horizontal move within HCR. They offer a salary package that is fully in line with the level of the position and in addition an extensive package of fringe benefits.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering or Science, preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Technical knowhow of heavy industry related machinery and equipment, preferably extended with knowledge and experience of engineering rotating equipment.
  • A multidisciplinary view on engineering.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers with different competencies and expertise.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to zoom-in and zoom out, ability to maintain a helicopter view.
  • Direct customer contact experience.
  • Ability to prioritize and take decisions quickly while maintaining a high quality of work.
  • Strong communication skills, creative problem-solving attitude and strong customer focus.
  • Team player mentality, proactive mindset and quality minded attitude.