Team Manager Automation Development – Alfa Laval – Nijmegen

Alfa Laval

Team Manager Automation Development

At Alfa Laval, we always go that extra mile to overcome the toughest challenges. Our driving force is to accelerate success for our customers, people, and planet. You can only achieve that by having dedicated people with a curious mind. Curiosity is the spark behind great ideas. And great ideas drive progress.

As a member of our team, you thrive in a truly diverse and inclusive workplace based on care and empowerment. You are here to make a difference. Constantly building bridges to the future with sustainable solutions that have an impact on our planet’s most urgent problems. Making the world a better place. Every day.

Within Alfa Laval Business Unit Heat & Gas Systems we develop sustainable equipment and installations for the maritime industry. Our customers are ship owners and yards worldwide.

About the Job

The purpose of the Team Manager Automation Development is to manage an R&D team who develops, maintains, and creates tooling for multidisciplinary automation solutions for products within BU Heat and Gas Systems with primary focus on environmental solutions for marine vessels.

As our Automation Team Manager, it is important that you have focus on a good and fun work environment, while ensuring high work quality, on-time deliveries and keeping design integrity.

Automation Development has a well-defined way of working with ISA88 modular design, V-model development cycle and Scrum is rooted within the team as well as Azure DevOps is a part of the toolbox.

With your developer background and leadership experience you can navigate and steer the team towards the right technical approach for a given solution.

The Team Manager reports directly to Manager of Automation Development and manages a team of ~10 Engineers, a mix of fixed employees and contractors.

  • Maintain and further develop Automation Development Way of working.
  • Close cooperation with Aalborg (Denmark) site and Automation Development manager
  • Have a clear overview of the activities, resources, and competencies in the team.
  • Hire new team members or consultants for helping when experiencing peak loads.
  • Based on your knowledge and close connection to the team members, manage the team by:Give coaching to the individual Employee enabling them to deliver the best solutions.Frequent development meeting with the employees.Keep the team informed about the overall status of the business.Nurture and maintain a good transparent culture and dialogue in the team.Ensuring exchange of experience in the team between colleagues and other departments.
  • Close cooperation with System Development and other Stakeholders
  • Working in a matrix organization, cooperates with other specialist within the business.
  • Who you are

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Controls or Electrical Engineering (BSc, BEng, MSc, MEng).
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Well-developed skills, knowledge and experience with Automation Development.
  • Can develop innovative and practical design solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, spoken and written.
  • Have experience within competence and team development, as well as change management.
  • Experience with Scrum, ISA88, V-model and front-end web development is a plus.
  • Are persistent, ambitious, and self-driven.
  • What we offer

    You like the challenge to work in technical multi-disciplinary development team in an international environment. You are creative and are able to work with different stakeholders within a complex environment.

    The job benefits include:

  • 24 days annual leave as well as 13 ADV days for a fulltime position.
  • A performance bonus of up to 10% of your annual salary.
  • A company fitness plan with discount for over 3000 sporting venues in the Netherlands.
  • Flexible working hours, as well as the possibility to work from home.
  • Do you want to be a part of Alfa Laval and work from Nijmegen, the Netherlands?

    Use the button below to apply directly – Please apply in English.

    Not ready to apply yet? Please contact me for more information or other career opportunities at Alfa Laval.

    Rachid L’Bouny


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