R&D Engineer

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MSc or PhD
Fluent in English and Dutch
Pragmatic development mindset
40 vacation days
Can translate new technology into mechanical designs
3 - 5 years of experience in relevant industry
A good salary with excellent secondary conditions
Mobile phone and laptop

Will you be our R&D Engineer?


A.de Jong Group is a family owned company with over 145 years of experience in the area of energy and environmental technology. We offer solutions for our customers to help them lower their environmental footprint. We are a reliable and entrepreneurial organization with a strong focus on custom made solutions. We put people first.


Where will you work?

The organization exists of multiple entities and the corporate headquarter is located in Schiedam. On the Dutch market we provide climate installations (HVAC) for large building complexes and on the international market we serve our customers with industrial burner systems, skids and automation solutions.

In our company the R&D department plays an important role to identify, develop and implement energy technology solutions for our customers. As R&D engineer you will work on the development of burner systems. Currently our R&D projects focus on the reduction of emissions, fuel flexibility for firing low carbon fuels with particular focus on hydrogen applications, engineering excellence and cost reductions. Furthermore the R&D team supports the projectteams with complex technology and design questions as well as troubleshooting in the field. The activities of an R&D engineer vary from CFD modelling, mechanical analysis, development of engineering tools to field testing as well as advising sales, projectteams and guiding interns.

What will you do?
In this role as R&D engineer you will be based at our Schiedam office. You work with your R&D colleagues as well as engineers, Product Managers and Project Managers within the combustion organization. Some of our R&D activities are performed in close collaboration with external parties.


Following activities are part of your daily routine:

🔴Autonomously defining, planning, executing and communicating R&D projects on various topics in the combustion domain.

🔴Developing and running models (CFD, FEA, etc.) to help identify and define burner design rules and technology improvements.

🔴Setting up test campaigns and executing test runs when needed to validate new/improved design rules and technologies at customer sites or in test run environment.

🔴Setting up new/improved engineering tools.

🔴Executing CFD studies for R&D purposes as well as for specific commercial project design and troubleshooting activities. We use ANSYS Fluent software for this.

🔴Supporting the sales department with technically complex customer requirements.

🔴Identifying and analyzing new technologies and product concepts beyond the combustion domain that are of interest to A. de Jong Group.


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The R&D Engineer:

🔴Background in either Mechanical-, Aerospace, Chemical or Energy technology and has at least an MSc or PhD degree.

🔴5+ years of experience in relevant industry (engineering, combustion, energy industry) preferably with direct R&D exposure.

🔴Good knowledge of fluid dynamics and/or FEA modelling and experience with ANSYS Fluent CFD and/or ANSYS mechanical FEA software.

🔴Experience in applying CFD for design purposes, problem solving and technology development

🔴Knowledge about evaluating mechanical designs (prototypes and commercial products). Familiar with things like stress calculations, stress analysis, material selection, construction techniques, etc..

🔴Experience with technology standardization, developing, improving and automating design tools (i.e. using VBA, Python)

🔴Knowledge and experience with engineering software such as Autocad/Inventor

🔴Knowledge of burner technology, understanding of fuel specific combustion chemistry, reaction schemes and emissions is a pre.

As a person you recognize yourself in someone who:

🔴Has a pragmatic development mind-set, with experience in R&D projects and/or roles;

🔴Demonstrated she/he is able to bridge theory and practice either in a development environment or in the field;

🔴Has good verbal/reporting communication skills

🔴Is fluent in Dutch and English. Knowledge of the German language is a preferred

🔴Is willing to travel on an occasional basis

🔴Has a work permit for The Netherlands.


Why working for A. de Jong Group

We are motivated to help you create a working environment where you like to be. We put your interest central in the same way as you put the customer first. What are you ambitions and where do want to go? As a start we offer you:

🔴A good salary and a profit sharing arrangement dependent on company annual financial results

🔴40 vacation days

🔴A contract for 1 year with prospect on a permanent contract

🔴Various possibilities to learn and to develop yourself, for example through our A. de Jong Academy

🔴A pleasant working environment in a family company that builds on long term relationships with employees and its customers


Are you the R&D engineer we are looking for?
We are looking forward to your reaction. Upload your application by a click on the “Solliciteer” button. We process your application and will contact you for a first interview. For more information please call 010-4469222 or mail at: werken@dejong.nl



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A. de Jong Groep
+31 (0)10 - 446 92 22


's-Gravelandseweg 390
3125 BK Schiedam


Postbus 5
3100 AA Schiedam


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