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Lead Engineer

Wavin Technology & Innovation
Dedemsvaart Medior


In this challenging position you are responsible for the development and engineering of innovative products and designs that fulfil the customer needs.

De rol

As a Lead Engineer you will be leading a technical team making designs, execute engineering and develop the product(s) till market launch. You will work intensively in multidisciplinary and international teams. Regular contacts with customers and suppliers are in scope. The business context will be provided via close cooperation with multinational commercial teams. As a Lead Product Development Engineer, you will be part of a project core team and be responsible for the technical output of the project. In this position you will hierarchically report to the Head of Product Development Engineers and functionally to Project Manager(s).

  • Lead the Product Engineering workstream of Innovation Projects;
  • Implementing, supervising and coordinating product design activities;
  • Managing product design activities across multiple departments and OC’s;
  • Design and develop new products based on market needs an costumer insights;
  • Solving complex design issues in a structured way;
  • Active role in product life cycle management;
  • Preparation of prototypes & judging product designs;
  • Define test protocol and analyze test results;
  • Coordinate and interpret mechanical strength (FEM) analyses;
  • Supervise and facilitate product and application tests;
  • Pro-actively initiate new innovation ideas as starting point for product development projects;
  • Functionally coach fellow Product Development Engineers in an inspirational manner;
  • Responsible for the technical output of a project as part of the project core team in combination with project and product management.

Jouw profiel

Your eager lead a team of champions and you want to make a difference by working for a purpose-led company.

  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering; 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in product development;
  • In-depth knowledge of plastic product design and production techniques;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with regards to product development processes and working in projects;
  • Ability to translate customer insights into product solutions;
  •  Ability to translate customer insights into product solutions;
  • Experienced in working with 3D modeling;
  • Result orientated team player;
  • Creative, independent, entrepreneurial, pro-active;
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate in English.
  • Passion to work in an international and innovative environment;


Wavin is an innovative solution provider for the building and infrastructure industry across multiple continents. Backed up by 60+ years of expertise, Wavin geared up to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges around: water supply, sanitation, climate-resilient cities and building performance. Wavin is part of Orbia, a community of companies bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Wavin has 12.000+ employees in 40+ countries worldwide and operates under brands like Wavin, Amanco and Pavco.

About Wavin Technology & Innovation
With a strong focus on excellence, through pioneering innovations, sustainable technologies and unsurpassed technical knowledge, Wavin Technology & Innovation (T&I) strives to address crucial societal challenges and vital market needs. Gathering user insights and developing integral solutions for customers, mostly through thermoplastics, Wavin T&I embraces an open, collaborative and innovation culture, tapping into passionate people to support an accelerated growth. Wavin T&I has a solid track record with respect to sustainable innovations that positively impact the Building and Installation (B&I) and Civils and Infrastructure (C&I) industry, earned through renowned solutions such as: Q-Bic®, QBic- Plus®, Hep2O® fittings, Tigris® Hot & Cold fitting range, Tegra® Inspection chambers and Wavin Certaro® products to filter and separate rainwater. A great example is the launched plastic road, which was all over the national and international news.


Do you want to make a difference by building healthy, sustainable environments? As an international company requiring many different professional skills, Wavin understands and celebrates diversity, inclusion and belonging. Wavin, encourages all their employees to develop their talent with great innovative programs, and to become the best version of themselves. Together, as a strong team, Wavin grows, and delivers every day. Wavin is the place to be if you truly wish to make an impact. In addition to working with an enthusiastic, professional team in an international environment, Wavin offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Meer informatie

For more information you can contact Jordy Coerts, +31(0)38 420 39 00, 06-46 30 81 61 or coerst@haed.nl. HÆD is recruitment partner for Wavin. 


Meer informatie

Sven Pomstra

Sven Pomstra
+31 (0)6 3636 7536