• Open
  • Closing date: 24 February 2022


In order to achieve our mission, The Ocean Cleanup needs to design, develop and deploy offshore cleanup systems that extract plastic out of our oceans. You will be responsible for the Electronics & Instrumentation (E&I) of the developments with a strong focus on managing subcontractors, setting requirements and ensuring (custom) products are designed, manufactured and tested within quality objectives, budget and planning. You will report to the Oceans Director and work closely together with the project leads and project managers to achieve your objectives.

“We work in a fun, fast-paced, and innovative project environment. We are looking for a hands-on Project Engineer for Electronics and Instrumentation who can enable proven solutions for a challenging offshore environment. This role will allow you to combine your professional excellence with a purposeful goal to support our Clean Tech development.” - Henk van Dalen, Director Ocean


The Ocean Cleanup runs projects to develop technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The Project Engineer E&I sets the requirements for instrumentation on Ocean Systems, aligns with key stakeholders, ensures development projects are controlled, and takes care of improvements when the systems are operational. You want to ensure successful delivery of electrical equipment 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Aligning with internal stakeholders on requirements
  • Using your engineering skills to develop creative concepts to develop/ improve our systems and operation
  • Preparing, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring assigned scopes from conception to execution
  • Developing scope of work and requirements and acceptance criteria for testing
  • Coordinating with contractors to ensure project deliverables meet their milestones on time, within budget, (people) planning and quality objectives
  • Taking care of improvements of existing systems
  • Cooperating and communicating with the Director Ocean and other project participants and collaborating with discipline Engineers
  • Supporting the project teams hands-on to achieve their tasks and objectives


  • BSc or MSc degree, preferably in project management and/or engineering (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or offshore engineering)
  • Experience with hardware/software (engineering) is of added value
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in instrumentation projects, preferably in a similar demanding field that prepared you for this job (for example in innovation, subsea, maritime industry, fishery et cetera)
  • Fluent in English 


  • You are curious, proactive, and result-driven team player
  • You are able to find structure in complex situations, utilizing strong communication skills to bring the project team along with your plans
  • Pragmatic and a ”hands-on” mentality, gets things done 
  • Driven, curious and solutions-oriented
  • Strong communicator and a good team player but also able to work independently
  • You realize that a certain amount of groundwork (document control, chasing people for planning updates, administrative tasks et cetera) is part of the job and project success
  • You are able to perform well in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment
  • And above all: an intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful mission 
Starting from:
Work permit needed:
European Union