Controls Project Engineer

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Controls Project Engineer

Your position

As Controls Project Engineer you design and program PLC controls for our material handling systems at our office in Veghel, meeting high quality demands on a project basis. During the engineering phase you work closely together with a multidisciplinary project team to deliver a Functional Specification. After that, you are responsible for the detailed design, programming, and testing of the PLC software. When the engineering phase is finished, you will go to the customer site to do the commissioning of the conveyor system. The customer site can be anywhere in the world. During this commissioning phase you carry out functional testing of the PLC hardware and software. You are also responsible for integrating your PLC software in the overall control system and assist in the customer acceptance testing. During the execution of the project you closely monitor the available budget and the agreed schedule, and you take the appropriate actions when necessary.

Your department

The Project Engineering department is responsible for the worldwide execution of projects in which the different components (mechanical, electromechanical and controls) of our material handling systems are implemented. Working under the supervision of a Project Leader, closely working together with the Integration Manager, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, the Controls Project Engineer is part of a multidisciplinary team of Engineers.

Your profile

- Successfully completed education at HBO (higher vocational education) level in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Automation, Computer Science or Controls Technology.

- Strong analytic skills

- Proactive, pragmatic and hands on attitude

- Delivering feedback and best practice to improve our products

- Communicating with regular progress reports

- Managing deadlines and milestones

- Knowledge of and experience in PLC applications (TIA Portal) - must

- Willing to work regularly for extended periods in other countries (up to 50% of your time)

- Good command of the English language

- Good command of the Dutch language is preferred

Additional information:

• For this assignment, the client will establish a direct employment relationship with the candidate without compensation or reimbursement, if the candidate has worked 1 year. Therefore, we would like to be informed of the gross salary of the candidate, which can be stated in the personal motivation;

Type vacature:

Over de werkgever

VL richt zich op 2 pijlers:

1. Airport

2. Warehousing & Parcel

In Corona tijd activiteiten mn gericht op Warehousing & Parcel (mn Amazon)

Cultuur: open cultuur, internationaal, wel brabantse inslag, gericht op samenwerking.

Goed werkgeverschap: sportschool fysio, bedrijfsrestaurant, etc.

Projecten organisatie

LET OP: VI wil ongevraagd geen CV's ontvangen!!!!!!! (CL: 21 september 2018)

Vanderlande is the global market leader in baggage handling (AIRPORTS) systems, and (WAREHOUSING) warehouse automation solutions.

Vanderlande Industries ( VI afgekort ) is recent overgstapt op twee nieuwe namen voor entiteiten:

- Airports

- Warehousing

Deze twee onderdelen moeten samenwerking intensiveren.

De inhoudelijke werkzaamheden, systemen, besturing, processen en SC / productie zijn nagenoeg gelijk, dus samenwerking, risicosprijding, schaalvoordelen, snelheid en customer satisfaction moeten conform nieuwe beleid eenduidig beantwoord en gemaakt worden.


Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 3.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 8.8 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 17 of the world’s top 25. More than 20 million parcels (300 packages per second) are sorted by its systems every day. These have been installed for a variety of customers including the four largest parcel and postal companies in the world. In addition, 12 of Europe’s top 20 e-commerce companies and many distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions.

The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 4,000 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of more than one billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added automated material handling solutions.


Global Commercial Baggage Handling System market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including

Daifuku Group

Siemens AG

Vanderlande Industries

Beumer Group

G&S Airport Conveyor

Pteris Global Limited

Fives Group





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