Senior Mechanical Engineer

Employees of Iv
Business area Design & Engineering
Discipline Mechanical Engineering
Experience Experienced Professional
Hours 40 Hours
Location Papendrecht

Designing the most complex constructions together with the customer.


At Iv, we just love technical challenges. The more complex, the more fun. Recognise this? As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will work with considerable responsibility on the largest, most dynamic and complex constructions that often have many interfaces. Examples are; the drive mechanism of the huge lock gates of the Panama Canal, a motion compensated gangway and various landmarks such as the London Eye. The activities are diverse: you will develop feasibility studies into (innovative) concepts and are responsible for the final product. Of course, you will also regularly communicate with customers face to face. 

Iv specialises in designing the most complex steel and movable structures for virtually all sectors and areas of application. If you have ever admired the view of the British capital from the London Eye, then you will be interested to know that Iv designed the construction! But we are capable of so much more. From a unique movable bridge to new offshore concepts, as long as it concerns special steel: we convert technically almost impossible problems into feasible designs! We have also worked on the stinger of the Pioneering Spirit, the world's largest construction vessel, and on Mammoet's super heavy lift cranes. In addition, we have performed a safety investigation on the Halfweg gas platform!

What do we expect from you?

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer who likes to get engrossed in technically complex issues. You have a higher education degree or Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree and a minimum of 8 years relevant work experience. You like diversity in your work and think outside the box. You are a strong communicator and a technical expert: if necessary, you can convince customers of your concepts. You receive much freedom in your work and you can utilise this like no other. Standing still is not an option for you. Should you not yet have the knowledge in a certain area (because it’s not possible to know everything), you know exactly where or from whom you can obtain it.

What do we have to offer you?

A challenging and varied job at the most diverse engineering company in the Netherlands! With over 900 specialists all sharing the same passion for technology, we work on solutions for the greatest technical challenges within the most diverse projects.


Iv is a globally operating engineering company that undertakes the most challenging technical issues! Our engineers have unique knowledge within the sectors and disciplines in which we operate, such as Industry, Infrastructure & Traffic, Buildings & Installations, Handling, Offshore & Energy, Maritime and Water. No challenge is too complex for us. Working at Iv means working in an organisation where every day is different. We are a club of people with a genuine passion for our profession, and we take great pleasure in our work: Our expert knowledge of technology enables us to achieve the utmost for our clients.


At Iv, we believe in the importance of being a good match for all our colleagues. We work hard but, of course, give something in return. For example, an annual bonus of 7%, profit-sharing, a flexible pension scheme, a fixed travel allowance, a work-from-home allowance, and various career and promotion opportunities in the form of education, courses, and training. Something else that also holds great importance to us is that we love to go out together. For example, visiting the UEFA European Championships and FIFA World Cup is a customary tradition within Iv.


In addition, we offer flexible Employment Terms and Conditions with which you can determine the composition of your employment package yourself. A higher monthly salary? Maybe opt for your bonus and holiday pay to be paid monthly! Leave days over? Sell them! Need more leave days? Buy additional days! This is how Iv facilitates a better match with you!