Senior Mechatronic Engineer for Intelligent Machines and Vehicles Research

Flanders Make

Lommel/Leuven, Belgium

You set up research projects with top companies in Flanders and investigate how to increase the intelligence of their products (machines/vehicles).

As an expert in machine and vehicle modelling, control and simulation, you:

  • Take the technical lead of a research team, combining expertise in dynamics, control and model based mechatronic system engineering;
  • Are a technological sparring partner for the companies involved;
  • Work together with account managers and research program leaders, understanding company needs and setting research goals.

More concretely, you:

  • Define the technological challenges and needs before the project starts. With active listening techniques you reveal the underlying technological problem of the company;
  • Set realistic project goals and timings;
  • Perform research close to your own expertise and lead the project execution for the team;
  • Regularly discuss the technological ambitions and results with the company stakeholders;
  • Actively trace and present industrial challenges and research opportunities. You help others with your expertise in writing project proposals.

Industrial innovator with a conceptual mind:

You have

  • Master's degree or PhD in Engineering (Mechatronics (Mech., Electr., Electron.), Modelling & Simulation, Control systems, Robotics, ..);
  • Track record of at least 10 years, preferably in an industrial setting;
  • Broad knowledge in smart and interconnected machines and/or vehicles (machine and/or vehicle dynamics and motion control, modelling, signal processing, control algorithms, system simulation, sensors and actuators, instrumentation,..);
  • Experience in leading projects and teams.

You are

  • A conceptual thinker inspired by research problems and technological innovation;
  • A good listener and communicator who can build sustainable relationships;
  • Result driven and pro-active;
  • Open minded and a team player.

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