Project Engineer Composites – Genk

Reference: 0461

Our Client: Company Profile

Our client is a division of a leading international company in the field of sustainable mobility. The company has a global industrial and R&D network, employing 2500 engineers working on transformative innovation projects. They are looking for a Project Engineer Composites.

The New Energies division focuses on R&D and manufacturing of fuel cell technology and hydrogen gas storage systems for car, bus, truck and train transport.

The core development, engineering and testing activities in the field of composite pressure vessels – for hydrogen storage – are moving from Zonhoven to a brand new facility in Genk (Belgium), suitable for accomodating the rapidly growing team.

Vander meiren & Pauwels Recruitment is helping to fill several Genk-based engineering positions, including a:

Project Engineer Composites

Composite vessel development projects for international automotive customers // Skilled R&D and engineering team with good atmosphere // Balance between project coordination and hands-on engineering work


As a Project Engineer you’re part of the multidisciplinary and highly skilled team based in Genk. You’re responsible for managing all aspects of a composite vessel development project. You monitor all activities and data concerning the project and provide feedback internally and externally. Your goal is to deliver a thoroughly engineered and tested production ready design while respecting timing, budget and safety requirements. You will also perform some hands-on work yourself, such as CAD and FEA activities.

Some specific activities related to your role:

  • Communication and consultation with the project client. Progress reviews, time-line adjustments…
  • Setting up the organization and structure for your project.
  • Motivation and monitoring of project staff – internal and/or external.
  • Identification of project materials and products (prototypes, semi-finished and finished products).
  • Supervising all purchasing, development, testing and other activities related to the project.
  • Preparation and checking of production reports and test forms assigned to your project.
  • Managing the purchases required (materials, equipment…) from suppliers.
  • Maintaining commercial relationships with customers and suppliers.
Skills and Qualifications

  • You have a master’s degree in engineering, preferably in materials engineering or mechanical engineering.
  • Relevant experience is a plus, but is not required.
  • You’re a hands-on engineer with an interest in project management.
  • You have good communication skills and you work smoothly in a team.
  • Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written) is required.

  • You’ll work in an important and strongly supported division within the global organization.
  • You enjoy a great working atmosphere and a good sense of solidarity.
  • Growth and career opportunities within a global company.
  • An attractive salary package, interesting holiday arrangements and flexible working hours.
Contact us!

If you believe you have what it takes to make things happen in this role, we would like to hear from you.    

Then respond via quoting reference 0461. Feel free to call Wim Vander meiren (0032 (0)489 585 566) or Manu Pauwels (0032 (0)489 585 565).