Engineer (aircraft docks)

steel structures - drawing and calculation - international setting


As an engineer you are involved in projects from basic design at the quotation stage to delivery. Projects vary in size from small projects to large multi-million euro projects. Systems developed as part of these projects are mostly used outside the Netherlands. The customer portfolio consists of aircraft maintenance companies operating at an international level. These companies expect high standards of quality and professionalism. On average, you spend about 75% of your time on working with 2D/3D software and making calculations. The remaining 25% will be spent on communicating (in person/by phone/Skype/email) with co-workers and suppliers. You deal with several technical areas, from materials engineering, strength calculations, dimensions and construction techniques to safety/ergonomics. 

You have an extensive range of duties, at the interface of mechanical and structural engineering, and deal with drive engineering, hydraulics, occupational health and safety. You work with the Manager Engineering, a project leader, other engineers and the Sales and Procurement team. In this role, you report to the Manager Engineering. You are responsible for the analysis and technical details of tenders and contracts. 

You manage and coordinate the technical side of the contracts. You study all documentation, such as technical specifications, specification of requirements, draft agreements, etc. and take the lead in devising the right, innovative, technical and commercially sound solutions for issues put forward by customers. You make (structural and mechanical) calculations and technical drawings and ensure these documents are delivered in a timely manner. You communicate with suppliers about technical (im)possibilities, gathering information and advising on issues in order to reach the right client-specific solutions. Several times a year you visit customers in the Netherlands and abroad to give presentations or to discuss issues related to projects.

NIJL Aircraft Docking offers a challenging role in a small, close-knit team within a professional organization. You work in an international, ambitious setting. NIJL Aircraft Docking offers sufficient opportunities for personal development, independence, creativity and innovation, depending on your ambitions and talents. The company provides good working conditions and encourages and facilitates additional training for its employees. It offers a suitable salary and benefits in line with your skills, experience and market conditions.

Standplaats: Zwolle


You completed technical education and have experience in a similar role as an engineer in steel construction. Moreover, you have good numeracy skills, technical knowledge, and an understanding and knowledge of quality systems, international technical standards and product standards. You are used to interacting with other cultures and have an excellent command of English. An ability to speak and read Dutch is a plus, but is not required. If you don't live in the Netherlands, you are willing to relocate there. 

Personality traits 
In this independent role you are responsible for designing whole projects or parts of larger projects. You are accurate and quality oriented. You know how to keep perspective and monitor your own schedule. You have a proactive and positive attitude. Through your broad technical knowledge and sound spacial awareness you are able to effectively and efficiently manage and implement a project. You take a solution-oriented approach to resolving problems. You are creative and take the interests of all stakeholders into account. Your attitude towards other engineers is informal, motivational and guiding. 


NIJL Aircraft Docking 2.0 in Zwolle, the Netherlands, is an organization with a strong international focus, operating in the niche market for aircraft maintenance. NIJL designs and supplies turn-key systems to its customers. Collaborating with large worldwide aircraft manufacturers, airlines, MRO’s and smaller, local maintenance companies over the years, the company has acquired a wealth of expertise. With a team consisting of around 20 professionals, the organization develops high quality solutions for customers worldwide. NIJL supplies both standard products and tailor-made systems for specific customer requirements. From design to manufacturing, NIJL is the ideal partner. NIJL works with certified products and processes and feels strongly about conformity with European health and safety standards. Quality and job satisfaction are key in the corporate culture of this professional, growing organization, where employees work in a pleasant, close-knit team. 


Applying for this position
The entire recruitment and selection process is managed by Métier. 

If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements stated in this profile, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible via our website In case of any further questions, please contact Ingobert Veen. An assessment will be part of the recruitment process.