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Product Engineer

Econowind | Zeewolde, Flevoland | North-Holland, Netherlands

The position

As Product Engineer, you are part of a small engineering team responsible for technical design of complete wind propulsion systems. You ensure compliance with technical requirements for Wind Assisted Propulsion Systems, provided by classification societies, with respect to their structural and mechanical design. This position reports to the Product Manager.

You will work on the engineering package, strength calculations and standardization of the products of Econowind, including the 16 meter and 30 meter VentoFoil wings.

Who we are

Econowind B.V. is a leading company that focuses on wind propulsion of seagoing vessels. Some years after its establishment, Econowind is already leading in the installation of VentoFoil sail systems: A wing that works like a sail and saves about 10% fuel on sea-going vessels. We are a small company that expects to grow strongly in the coming years. Customer satisfaction, innovation and ambition are our keywords.

We offer

A fun, flexible, (possibly part-time) job as Product Engineer in which you develop yourself through the development of the company. Econowind operates in the exciting booming market of wind propulsion. With a small but growing team of intrinsically motivated people, we just make it happen. We offer a good salary and working conditions. You will work in a pleasant team of professionals in an informal environment.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Make technical drawings for commercial use, class approval, flag and owner
  • Make strength calculation in accordance with appropriate regulations and class standards
  • Ensure revision control through all drawing packages and drawing changes
  • Take part in production development projects

Qualifications and Skills


  • Shipbuilding Engineer / Mechanical Engineer with experience in the shipbuilding industry
  • Skilled with drawing in AutoCAD / solid works
  • Skilled in strength calculations
  • Clear communicator
  • Precise

Qualification and Skills


  • Experience with class approval processes
  • Experience at an equipment supplier in the maritime industry
  • Mechanical engineering experience (hydraulic drive & control)
  • Electrical engineering experience (electric drive, control & automation)

Contact us

If the above description has sparked your interest and you would like to receive more information, please contact us. In an introductory conversation, we can explore together whether the above aligns well with your interests, ambitions and requirements.

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frank nieuwenhuis, ceo econowind

Frank Nieuwenhuis

Chief Executive Officer

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