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Jr. Motion Control Engineer

Posted 11 Aug 2022
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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You are the person that has been designing and developing an Ampelmann system for the past months and now the time has come to test it offshore. You have programmed every one of its moves. With a push of a button, you are about to see it in action for the first time. Do you want to be that person? If the answer is yes, then we have just the right opportunity for you. Apply now for our Jr. Motion Control Engineer position!

About Ampelmann

Ampelmann makes offshore access as easy as crossing the street. Our drive is to make the offshore industry safer, enable the energy transition and have a great career in meantime. We combine the challenges of a large globally-operating organisation with a change-positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit. Personal development and responsibility take centre stage at Ampelmann. Growing Ampelmann means growing you.

Read more about the Ampelmann story here and have an ‘inside look’ here.

About the Innovations department

The Basic & Detail (B&D) engineering team is part of the Innovations Department and is responsible for developing conceptual ideas into tangible products and services to serve our clients' needs. In other words: Basic & Detail engineers make it real and ready for operation! The B&D team is a multidisciplinary team of 12 engineers, covering fields of Motion Control, Structural and (Mechanical) Design. Engineers are grouped in various project teams, to focus on delivering new solutions for our clients. In this role, you will report to the B&D Manager, and on daily basis to your Project Manager. 


Your role as Jr. Motion Control Engineer

As Jr. Motion Control Engineer, you will be the person who knows just how to get an Ampelmann system moving. You will be responsible for the basic and detailed design of a system, its commissioning, testing and aftercare. Software will be a big part of your job, but it won’t be all there is to it. You will also be responsible for the operational efficiency and workability of the systems you design. The multiple levels, on which you will be working, will require you to be flexible, communicative and proactive.

Regular activities

  • Dynamic modeling and simulation to optimise designs
  • Detailed hardware design in collaboration with suppliers
  • Implementation of system control software
  • Commissioning and testing of new products
  • Operational support and troubleshooting, also on location

We ask

  • Bsc or Msc degree in Mechatronics, Systems & Control, Mechanical,- Electrical,- or Aerospace engineering
  • 0-2 years of work experience
  • Excellent English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Preferred: proven experience (or courses) that indicate knowledge of interaction between hardware and software and/or actuation

You get

  • A great work environment with innovative and change-willing aspirations
  • High degree of responsibility and room to have significant impact
  • A competitive salary
  • Good secondary benefits (e.g. post-COVID Working from Home policy, non-contributory pension plan, 28 vacation days on a full-time basis)
  • Ampelmann Academy for all your personal and professional development needs


This vacancy is open throughout the year due to business needs. The start date is in consultation, based on your preferences and the available spots.

You can apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter via the “Apply Now” button on our website. Within 2 weeks we will let you know if you have been selected for a first interview. If there is a match you will proceed to the second interview round. Still a match? Then we will offer you the job!

If you have any specific questions related to this vacancy, please contact Your contact person for this vacancy is Marieke Haring.

We develop innovative systems and services for the offshore access industry and enables the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore platform. Our active motion compensation technology accounts for the movements of a vessel, making offshore access as easy as crossing the street. Our drive is to enable the energy transition and have a great career in the meantime. A career global organisation with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Active in 12 countries
350 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 34 years