Project Engineer
(preferably with mechanical background)

Location: Amsterdam

Company profile

PWNT is unique in its formation and mission to make the utility’s more than 98 years of experience and innovations in water treatment available worldwide. Our extensive R&D programmes have led to the development of efficient and sustainable solutions in water treatment based on suspended ion exchange, ceramic membrane applications and advanced oxidation, and these applications can be used for a wide variety of water sources.

All of our solutions offer lower life cycle costs, greater efficiency and a much lower environmental impact. We work closely with our clients to create optimal results and strongly believe in partnering with universities and globally-respected companies. PWNT is located in The Netherlands.

Job description

PWNT is looking for a Project Engineer with mechanical background to be based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Project Engineer is a full-time position in our Projects, Engineering and Development group and he/she will be responsible for delivering work packages towards the application of our innovative technologies into a client’s application.

Most important is that you have an engineering background and a broad perspective of design and process engineering, preferably from water treatment projects. With this background we expect you to direct and coordinate all activities related to design activities of internal and external engineers.
You will provide oversight of engineering, process commissioning and performance testing activities, including planning, risk management, resourcing, and review. You will provide project estimates– including budget estimates, and tender estimates, and support in the development of standard pricing.

We expect you to build and maintain a strong network of internal and external stakeholders and partners. You will represent PWNT as an organization and identify and act upon high level trends and opportunities within the network.

The Project Engineer should possess the following skills:

  • Education: minimum of bachelor Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent education).
  • Extensive experience in a similar position.
  • Project management experience.
  • Understanding how an engineering process works.
  • Good communication skills, with our clients and engineers from all disciplines.
  • Experience in the (drinking) water industry is a plus.
  • Language skills: fluency in English and good knowledge of the Dutch language would be beneficial.

What do we offer you?

  • PWNT offers a great international working environment with many challenges and opportunities.
  • We offer excellent working conditions with extensive opportunities for training and development.
  • The salary is in accordance with the market and depends on education and experience.
  • You are entitled to 25 days of holiday for fulltime employment and the option to purchase additional holiday days.
  • You build up a pension with ABP of which approximately 70% of the premium is paid by PWNT.
  • We have flexible working times.
  • Possibilities to work from Amsterdam (minimum 3 days) and home.
  • Above all, you will be part of a pleasant and challenging working environment with committed colleagues and room for initiatives and development.
  • Would you like more information about our organization? Please check out our site:


Are you interested and do you want more information about this vacancy, contact Rick Bakker at

To apply, send a motivation letter and a CV to
We look forward to your application!

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.