Vacature Control Engineer


Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Over de Vacature Control Engineer

Are you ambitious? Do you want to work on a remarkable project that no one else has done before? And do you have a technical MSc background? This might be your dreamjob!

Together with one more control engineer, you will be working in a young start-up shipyard on the first autonomous mooring system on a ship for the leisure industry. 

Dit verwachten wij van jou als Control Engineer

  • You have a strong, critical and independent personality. 

  • You are able to defend and justify your choices at every step of the design process against critical questions. 

  • You have MSc level knowledge in most of the following subjects

  • Fluid Dynamics

  • Dynamical Systems - Control Systems

  • Programming

  • You have experience with, or you want to learn about Matlab and Simulink. 

  • You want to learn some auxiliary skills regarding the use of Linux, programming in C/C++ (If you prefer, python3 is also possible) and finally using ROS2 and git

Note: it is not required to have all the listed skills, we do not expect a starter to posses this many skills that early in his/her career. However, a desire to fill your gaps in knowledge is a requirement instead. We will teach you the rest.

Dit ga je doen als Control Engineer

  • Develop an autonomous mooring system for a 27,5 luxury sailing yacht

  • Work in a small team with one more control engineer

  • Learn at a rapid pace the deeper mechanics of a ship’s motion 

  • Provide solid reasoning as to why your modelling technique has provided good results in the past (literature) and will provide good results when we test it in the end 

  • Eventually be(come) an expert in ship dynamics and control

Dit krijg je als Control Engineer

  • We will provide you with a RC-model of our TC90 sailing yacht. This will function as your testing platform and for validation purposes of your dynamical model. Later on, after having designed a controller, then the RC-model will also feed your controller localisation data. 

  • Office desk with a computer

  • Travel allowance

  • 27 holidays and 13 days of reduction in working hours (ATV-dagen)

  • Unlimited coffee

Achtergrond van Vacature Control Engineer

As a subsidiary company of GBS International, Shipborn is a young start-up shipyard located in Nieuwegein building luxury sailing yachts for the high-end market. The focus of our shipyard is to produce high-tech sailing yachts capable of full autonomy. Currently, construction is underway on the TC90. A 90-foot sailing yacht focusing on a classical wooden interior design.

We have made a three videos of our progress so far. Watch the clips here, here and here

The team consists of 5 full-time employees and a hand full of interns or part-timers. All of whom are in their twenties. All the people working at the company are very into sailing, windsurfing or kite-surfing. Your colleague is a TU-Delft Electrical Engineering graduate who specialised into control systems and is now a full-time employee of Shipborn.

Greetings and hopefully see you soon,

Team Shipborn

Ja, ik word enthousiast van deze vacature!