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Service & Commissioning Engineer

Econowind | Zeewolde, Flevoland | North-Holland, Netherlands

The position

As Service & Commissioning Engineer, you will be responsible for service & commissioning jobs on vessels, such as corrective or scheduled maintenance jobs, damage evaluation, system inspections and installation jobs.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work safely and efficiently along and in a small team. He/She will possess good practical, technical and communication skills to collaborate with colleagues and the client.

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 in which you can develop yourself with numerous career opportunities. Econowind operates in the exciting booming market of wind propulsion. With a small but growing team, we just make it happen. We offer a good salary and excellent working conditions. You will work in a pleasant team of professionals in an informal environment.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Execution of corrective and scheduled maintenance job: system repairs, calibration, exchanging parts, etc.
  • Execution of system inspections: fault finding jobs and ship visits for maintenance preparation
  • Assist with preparing installation and commissioning jobs
  • Installing and commissioning VentoFoils on board of vessels. Installing hydraulics, electronics and assistance in integration with ship systems
  • Testing and quality evaluation of installed systems. Ensure compliance with internal specifications and maritime regulations
  • Advise clients and train crew in the safe operation and maintenance of VentoFoils in accordance with system specifications and documentation
  • Assist service manager with planning and preparing service jobs
  • Report on the progress and completion of service / commissioning jobs. Ensure all involved parties are informed on the progress to ensure remaining open items are followed up on
  • Feedback to the product and R&D department to improve future systems and ensure proper operability and maintainability of the systems
  • Ensure client satisfaction through a high level of service quality and appropriate accurate communication

Qualification & Skills


  • Excellent practical and technical skills. Basic knowledge of, and experience with mechanic, electronics and hydraulics
  • Analytical skills, to ensure accurate fault finding
  • Good communication skills, to ensure clear communication with the client and colleagues. Not afraid to contact colleagues, subcontractors, client or third parties to make sure a service job is executed effectively and efficiently
  • Willingness to travel to vessels. Comfortable with traveling internationally
  • Flexible enough for dealing with changes in ship’s schedules
  • Good English skills, verbal and in writing
  • Willingness to travel to HQ in Zeewolde on a regular basis

Qualification & Skills


  • A proactive and flexible attitude is important in a small scale-up company like Econowind
  • MBO (secondary vocational education) in a technical or maritime direction, such as Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Maritime Officer, etc.

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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