Group Leader Mechanical



Are you an energetic Group Leader Mechanical with a clear eye for day-to-day operational & leader engineering activities within the mega yacht sector? Are you ambitious and do you want to work as part of one of the world's leading Yacht Builders? As Group Leader Mechanical, you will be responsible for the planning and coordination of all leader engineering activities related to the Marine Systems within a project. You are result-orientated, yet also have the charisma to lead your team in a friendly, inspiring, and motivational way.

Furthermore, the Group Leader Mechanical that we are looking for has the following tasks:

  • Leading a team of Engineers within the detail engineering department (distributing, controlling and monitoring activities of all team members) for the Marine Systems section;
  • As Group Leader Mechanical you ensure that the leader engineering activities are conducted according to schedule and budget; 
  • Setting up the engineering planning and monitoring the execution of assigned tasks (drawings, calculations, etc.);
  • As the Group Leader Mechanical, you provide technical specifications for the purchasing of materials, equipment and services;
  • Occasionally performing engineering work (drawings, overviews, layouts) as a Head Engineer of the Mechanical.


Our ideal candidate has profound knowledge of Leader Engineering processes in Ship- or Yacht building and a talent for natural leadership.
Besides this, the Group Leader Mechanical meets the following requirements:

  • A higher academic degree in Marine engineering or equivalent;
  • Around 10 years of experience in the yacht- or shipbuilding sector, +3 years in a Lead Engineering role;
  • Familiarity with classification societies, rules & regulations;
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and other operational software (e.g. MS Office package);
  • As Group Leader Mechanical you are Innovative, solution oriented, flexible and with excellent communication skills;
  • Willing to relocate to the Netherlands for the duration of the project;
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written. Dutch is a big plus!
About the company:

Our client is a globally renowned shipyard in southern Netherlands. This high-tech yacht builder is characterized by employing the latest techniques and pioneer of improvements in production methods, technology, craftsmanship and finish. Besides building new yachts this organization also has a refit department. You will be working in a professional environment in a young team.