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Controls Engineer – Airports Modularization

Posted 13 Jul 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Would you like to progress your career in a dynamic, rewarding and market-leading environment? If the answer is “yes”, then look no further than Vanderlande!

In the Airport and Parcel Solutions business unit (APS) we have a position available for a Controls Engineer in the Technical Product Management department (TPM). We’ll give you the opportunity to work in an inspiring and challenging work environment.

Your department

Our company is becoming a platform-based company, which actually means that we use a solid set of standard modules (building blocks) linked to the engineering processes, which is used throughout our global organization.

The Technical Product Management department is a global, knowledgeable team of multidisciplinary product managers and discipline experts responsible for building the bridges between departments within Vanderlande and ensure product and process alignment for all disciplines. The core tasks of our team are sales and project execution support, the introduction of new products, development of our platform solutions and integrating continuous improvements.

With our department we focus on maximizing CTO (Configure To Order) value and minimizing ETO (Engineering to Order) efforts, were we contribute to the deployment of our platform-based Airport and Parcel solutions.

Your position

As a Controls Engineer, you will have a key role in the total controls design and implementation of our Airports platforms; functional design, PLC software development, hardware and software configuration, implementation and testing of our Airports platform modules. Also the implementation of Vanderlande’s customized productivity tooling libraries to enable a “Configure to Order” project execution will be part of your responsibility.

Our company has a way of working based on platforms and a configure to order approach; a solid set of standards linked to the engineering processes. Every three months updates of our standards will be rolled out into our global organization and will be used during the project execution.

We use all the functionality of Siemens TIA Portal, supported by our own developed productivity tooling to enable a predictable and reproducible execution of the engineering process.

Your profile

Successfully completed education at HBO (higher vocational education) level in Industrial Automation or Controls Technology:

  • At least 3 years of experience in an Industrial work environment.
  • Strong analytic skills.
  • "Product development" mindset to create standard re-usable solutions.
  • Knowledge of hardware architectures and industrial networks.
  • Knowledge and experience of Siemens TIA Portal and industrial automation product portfolio.
  • Knowledge of Atlassian products such as Jira and Bitbucket is prefered
  • Process driven team player and eager to learn.
  • Balance workload between pro-active and re-active activities.
  • Good command of the English language is required
  • Willingness to travel for onsite support and product testing.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global leader for logistic process automation solutions for airports, parcel and warehouse customers.. Our company slogan: "In a world of technology, a believe in people” – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career.

This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programs, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver.

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit

What we offer

In the challenging and responsible position of [position name], you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.

This position offers a competitive salary range of € 4.635 to €5.500 gross per month (excluding 8% holiday allowance). Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale.

On top of your fixed salary you’ll receive the following secondary benefits:

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).

  • Flexible working hours.

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).

  • A Health & Wellbeing budget worth €300,- per calendar year.

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.

  • Working from home allowance.

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on additional health insurance.

  • On-site company health centres with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista.

Your application

If the role of Controls Engineer appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Jasmijn van den Borne via

Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 4.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 14 of the world’s top 20.

6,000 employees