Product Development Engineer



In the challenging position of Senior Product Development Engineer, you are responsible for product development while providing expertise in the full development lifecycle, from concept and design to testing. As Senior Product Development Engineer, you are responsible for the development and engineering of innovative product designs that fulfil the customer needs. You will independently and/or as a team make designs, execute engineering and develop the product(s) till market launch. You will intensively work together with other disciplines within our organization, suppliers and manufacturing sites. The business context will be provided by regular contact with multinational commercial teams. In this position you will hierarchically report to the Technology & Development Manager and functionally to the Project leader(s).

Tasks & responsibilities
• Lead Innovation Projects in the field of Product Development;
o Design and develop new products based on market needs and customer insights;
o Solving complex design issues in a structured way;
o Active role in product life cycle management;
o Preparation of prototypes & judging product designs;
o Define test protocol and analyse test results;
o Coordinate and interpret mechanical strength (FEM) analyses;
o Supervise and facilitate product and application tests;
• Pro-actively initiate new innovation ideas as starting point for product development projects.
• Functionally coach fellow Product Development Engineers in an inspirational manner.


• Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering;
• Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in product development;
• Proven experience in engineering of plastic products;
• Broad experience in plastics production techniques, such as Injection Moulding;
• Ability to translate customer insights into product solutions;
• Experienced in working with 3D modeling;
• Result orientated team player;
• Creative, independent, entrepreneurial, pro-active;
• Excellent communication skills and able to communicate in English.
• Project Management experience is a pré;
• Eager to learn and develop;
About the company:
Our client is a leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions. As one of the longest established names in the market, our client built its reputation on over 60 years of high quality and innovation.
Our client is located in Zwolle, the Netherlands and has presence in more than 20 countries and more than 30 manufacturing sites, mostly located in Europe. Approximately 5000 people are employed by the company and they reach annual revenues of around € 1.1 billion.