Lead Commissioning Engineer

Are you the experienced hands-on engineer with passion for advanced technical solutions?

  • Van der Hoeven
  • 39 hours
  • Technical oriented education

The role: Lead Commissioning Engineer

In this pivotal role you will spearhead turnkey project commissioning, testing, and validation. Your primary responsibilities will revolve around ensuring the seamless operation of greenhouse, heating systems, cooling systems, electrical installations,  irrigation systems, climate control system and appurtenant systems as part of the turnkey project.
Your role will be instrumental in guaranteeing the efficiency and reliability of these critical infrastructures to meet our client's production needs.
This position requires a willingness to travel (25% - 50%).
You will report to the Project Director and Project Manager.

As a Lead Commissioning Engineer, your primary responsibilities are:

  • Define Commissioning ITP
  • Prepare commissioning plans, checklists, schedules, and reports, incorporating third-party certifications.
  • Streamline commissioning processes and conduct thorough testing for optimal system performance.
  • Organize and supervise commissioning activities, troubleshoot issues, and provide support to the project team and client.
  • Deliver training sessions and ensure effective communication between clients and the company.
  • Review technical documents, attend meetings, and offer expert advice on project strategies.
  • Facilitate  tests and ensure project completion with third-party sign-offs.
  • Collaborate with design teams to optimize system layouts and configurations.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop contingency plans for potential project challenges.
  • Monitor and analyze system performance data to identify areas for improvement and optimization.
  • Conduct field inspections and audits to ensure adherence to project specifications and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate greenhouse systems with other on-site infrastructure, such as irrigation and climate control systems.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, operation manuals, and maintenance procedures, to support ongoing system operation and maintenance.


Nice to meet you

Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects. The future of horticulture technology.

The world is realizing that we need to preserve our planet and that it requires a much more sustainable approach on agriculture. Also, the world deserves access to healthy food. Therefore, we design, build and operate tailor made horticultural solutions for our customers, with a reduced footprint in natural resources, water, CO2 and pesticides. We continuously invest in R&D to strengthen our propositions towards our customers. This vision allows us to operate our business successfully for a better future.

Your profile

  •  A minimum of 8 years of (MEP) commissioning experience.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical  services systems (i.e read and understand electrical schematics, understand principal issues in piping systems (e.g. waterhammer, cavitation, etc.).
  • Experience with BMS/Scada/PLC systems a pre.
  • Commissioning certification preferred (CxA, CCP, BCxP, or CBCP).
  • Fluently English speaking and writing. Dutch is an advantage (not a prerequisite).
  • Creative and the ability to problem-solve quickly.
  • Multi-tasking abilities.
  • Individual drive, enthusiasm, and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Hands-on mentality and must be able to make practical modifications on site.

What to expect?

At Van der Hoeven, we believe in teamwork and support. We help each other in our work and share our experiences to achieve success together.

To ensure the future of our employees, we have developed the VDH Academy. This internal platform promotes knowledge sharing and provides opportunities for professional growth. We like to invest in the development of our employees.

At Van der Hoeven, fun is also an important part of our team spirit. Our staff association organizes various activities throughout the year, such as fun office drinks, barbecues and family events during the holidays. Our office is also equipped with areas where you can relax and play games.

At Van der Hoeven we value a positive work environment where we grow, learn and enjoy together.

Got your interest?

Let’s start our future together!

Does the position appeal to you, and do you recognize yourself in the requested profile? Please send your application letter and CV to our HR department, via: hr@vanderhoeven.nl. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Nice to meet you

van Goch

HR Advisor

van der Vaart

HR Advisor