Lead Engineer


Do you want to take the lead in the development of innovative premium kitchen appliances in an international environment?

Your mission

In the role of Lead Engineer you coordinate and lead the engineering work within one or more projects. You steer other product and development engineers on content and also lead activities towards external companies. In addition you will also execute development work. 

You are end responsible for the technical design and performance of our products. Together with the Project Leader you realize the project goals. You are the technical driver of the product development team and show example behavior to your team and the rest of the organization. 

You are part of the R&D department, consisting of Product Engineering, Laboratory, Modelshop and Project Management. You report to the Manager R&D (based in Duiven, The Netherlands). 


The tasks in your role will be: 

  • Plan and delegate the project engineering work
  • First point of contact for project leaders within a project on technical and development content
  • Steering and leading the activities of other engineers within the projects (internal and external)
  • End responsible for the product requirements and validations 
  • Come to suitable requirements for products based on product cost price, product use-ability, production processes, design, service-ability, environmental requirements, marketing, certification- and legal requirements
  • Develop or steers the product (platform) architecture
  • Design and/or specify product interfaces
  • Steer and/or design the constructions in 2D en 3D CAD applications.

As Lead Engineer you work closely together with Product Management, Marketing, Purchasing and your own department. These departments are located worldwide, cooperation will be with colleagues in Netherlands, Slovenia and China.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical Design, Industrial Design Engineering or similar.
  • Broad knowledge and experience on production part and assembly processes
  • Knowledge and experience on product design analysis
  • Knowledge and experience with product development processes using stage gates and fixed deliverables.
  • Knowledge on air flow and all related themes to this expertise area
  • At least several years of experience working in international and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Affinity and experience with (premium) consumer goods
  • Excellent in English and Dutch both orally and in writing. 
  • 3D CAD skills (like Siemens NX)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with great communication skills. You are a passionate team player, pro-active and well organized. You are able to work on several projects at the same time in a dynamic environment. You have a hands-on mentality and a feel for kitchen appliances.    

ATAG Nederland and Hisense Group

ATAG Nederland is a leading supplier of kitchen appliances and part of the international Hisense Group. We develop kitchen appliances for our Dutch brands: ATAG, Pelgrim, ETNA, and our international brand, ASKO. Within the Hisense Group we are competence center for cooker hoods and gas hobs. Next to this we support the other development centers.

Are you interested in this position and do you feel at home in a working environment in which responsibility, teamwork and a pleasant atmosphere are key principles? Please send us your application letter and CV to ATAG Nederland, attn. HR department.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Allard Froon, Manager R&D at +31-628376797.

Find out more about ATAG Nederland and the brands/products on www.atagbenelux.com

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