Jij zorgt voor de mobiliteit van Nederland

Jij zorgt voor de mobiliteit van Nederland

Een baan met verantwoordelijkheid

Een baan met verantwoordelijkheid

Een opleidingstraject en begeleiding

Een opleidingstraject en begeleiding

Why you want to work as an electrical engineer at NS

  • Making sure the right electrotechnical designs are ready on time.
  • Contributing to people's comfort on the trains from an electrotechnical perspective.
  • Developing electrotechnical designs for modifications to NS’ trains.

Diego: "Sometimes, it feels just like a video game: installing new technology in an old train and making sure it works just like you envisioned. It is simply incredible."

What you'll be doing as an electrical engineer

As an electrical engineer, you will come into contact with a wide variety of technology. Most of what you'll be doing has to do with the integration of technology in the train. The technology you'll be working with may be forty years old or (nearly) state of the art. Fully relay-controlled systems are used alongside CAN buses and PLC-operated door controls. The train has everything you need to safely move from 1,500 VDC to an outlet, USB power supply or three-phase motor. It contains mobile communication, intelligent lighting concepts, diagnostic systems and train security systems; in other words, a wide spectrum of technological solutions! The various challenging projects you'll be working on are designed to e.g. increase our passengers’ comfort and contribute to the sustainability of our trains by lowering their energy consumption.

Our trains are well maintained. Every day, our people work hard to modernise and revise them, repair damage or implement structural modifications. As an electrical engineer, you will be partly responsible for the development of the (electrotechnical) design of modifications to trains in need of modernisation. In doing so, you achieve success. Your electrotechnical expertise makes you invaluable, because you:

  • Make sure designs are compliant with laws/regulations with regard to requirements/standards and the client's functional specifications.
  • Perform design activities and coordinate with your suppliers to safeguard the proper integration and purchase of systems.
  • Advise and assist the production department with complex electrotechnical issues. Perform complex technical assessments.
  • Manage the time, costs and quality of your own work package.
  • Direct and supervise constructors.

You report to the group leader of the Electrical Systems engineering team. Each team member is responsible for their own projects and we often get together to spar about our approaches to different cases. Examples include our approach to various design problems related to:

  • High/low voltage
  • Power technology
  • Digital technology
  • LED lighting
  • Infotainment systems
  • Train security systems
  • Electrical components
  • Traction control
  • Control technology

You can read more about what our colleague Diego thinks of his job as an electrical engineer here.

Hier ga je werken

For this position, you will work in the Engineering department of the Electrical Systems group at NS Train Modernisation in Haarlem. In the Engineering department, you will make an important contribution to the preparation and execution of tangible projects. You will do so in a project-based manner by translating a client's request into implementable technology for modernisations, modifications or (major) revisions and maintenance. You will join a team of circa thirty highly motivated colleagues.

For more information about working in a technical position at NS, go to:  https://werkenbijns.nl/werkgebieden/techniek/ 

Dit zijn de functie-eisen

  • A higher-education degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

  • Some professional experience as an engineer in a complex design environment in a comparable sector.

  • As an electrical engineer, you must also be;

  • Flexible, because you will often move between projects.

  • Result-oriented, because you strive to realise what you promised to deliver.

  • Client-oriented, because you seek optimal coordination with both internal and external clients.

  • Analytical, because you can see the big picture and get to the bottom of complex issues.

  • Communicative, because you will often work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Quality-oriented, because you adhere to the principle of first time right.

  • Experience with project-based working on multidisciplinary projects.

  • Knowledge of design methodologies.

  • Professional experience with Product Data Management (PDM) systems.

  • Professional experience with Autocad and/or E-Plan.

  • A VCA diploma or the willingness to obtain one.

  • Excellent verbal and written command of Dutch, English and (preferably) German.

Dit zijn de arbeidsvoorwaarden

Working at NS means making a real difference in the dynamic world of sustainable mobility. You do your part to keep the Netherlands accessible to everyone. At NS, you will be given a tonne of freedom. You will have myriad opportunities for self-development. We can promise you that no two days will ever be the same. Being one of the best employers in the Netherlands, we have even more to offer. In this position, you will receive:

  • A gross monthly salary of up to €4,489 (for a 36-hour work week), depending on your level of experience.
  • A 36-hour work week.
  • 144 hours of statutory annual leave (for a full-time contract) + extra leave depending on your age (at least one week).
  • The opportunity to exchange three Christian holidays for three non-Christian holidays.
  • 3% end-of-year bonus, 8% holiday allowance and an excellent pension scheme.
  • You can travel by train in 2nd class for free and in 1st class for a small contribution.
  • Your family can travel for free during off-peak hours.
  • A discount on European train travel once you have worked at NS for 1 year.
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A free-choice scheme with e.g. a bicycle scheme, additional pension accrual or extra vacation days.
  • Would you like to know more? You can consult NS’ collective labour agreement here.
  • You will receive a permanent contract after one year (subject to performance).

Solliciteren naar deze baan

You can apply for this position before 18th July via the application button. You will receive an automatic confirmation within a few minutes of submitting your job application and we will respond to your application within three working days.

Please address your application to Christel Kelly, corporate recruiter engineering.

Do you have any further questions about the application process? Send an email to Karin in our front office via: [email protected].

Would you rather contact us by phone? Take a look at our website for the current telephone numbers.

Good to know:

  • We will schedule the interviews in a continuous manner. If we receive your application and believe you to be a potentially suitable candidate, we will schedule an interview with you as soon as possible. We prefer to schedule two interviews in one day.
  • We have updated our application procedure in light of the ongoing corona measures. Read more about what to expect here.
  • A background check including a VOG (Certificate of Good Behaviour) forms part of the application procedure. You will also be asked to sign an integrity agreement and a confidentiality agreement.
  • We consider it important that anyone who works for us feels at home. This is reflected in everything we do, including our hiring policy. You can read more here.
  • This vacancy is intended for us to recruit our new colleague ourselves. It is not to be used by other recruiters.

Wil je meer weten over deze vacature?

Neem dan contact op met

Christel Kelly

Expert Recruitment & Mobiliteit A


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