Project Engineer Large Farming
  • International colleagues
  • Role with impact
  • Help feeding the world
  • Maassluis
  • 40 hours
  • HBO of WO opleiding
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What is your role?

As a Project Engineer within the Dairy XL-team you support large dairy farmers with the technical design of the company with our Lely technology. The Dairy XL-team is active at farms with more than 500 dairy cows. Together with the parties involved, you guide the customer from the first question to delivery. You operate from the international Dairy XL-team and together with local Lely colleagues you realize the best integration of our technology for our customers. You have an eye for mutual relationships and you ensure that the parties involved can continue independently after completion of the project.

As a Project Engineer you are responsible for the technical and mechanical design of the company. You take into account the wishes, requirements and possibilities of the customer and you ensure that the machines and the setup of the company are well coordinated. Here you work from an initial idea to the complete setup of the company. In addition, you monitor the project objectives 'time' and 'budget' and ensure that these can be achieved within the set frameworks.



  • Managing assigned projects within the set goals.
  • Taking into account the interests of various stakeholders.
  • Monitors progress, takes action to make adjustments if necessary and discusses these with stakeholders.
  • Managing customer expectations, timeframe and budget according to Lely standards.


  • Supports the roll-out of new innovations for Dairy XL.
  • Integrates new developments into standard processes.

Work preparation:

  • Checking the planning in outline and making sure that all information is correct.
  • Coordinating the projectteam in following the correct processes within the project.
  • Defining interim milestones with the aim of completing the project within set time and budget.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Initiating and stimulating improvements in projects and translating this into concrete actions.

What is your experience?

As a Project Engineer Dairy XL you have experience building long-term mutually beneficial relationships, you are able to coach Lely Clusters on customer interactions and relationship development and you have an excellent knowledge of the large dairy farming sector.

On top of that...

  • A technical HBO (applied sciences) or WO (university) degree (eg Industrial Engineering).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing international projects.
  • Experience developing others in coaching and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Experience on the farm from the design phase to the realization of the project.
  • Willingness to travel around the world.
  • High initiative, ability and ambition to create and cultivate strong partnerships, a motivator to inspire people and consider global agricultural culture.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, good listening and public speaking skills, open-minded attitude and proactive approach.

What do we offer you?

A job for someone with a love for projects and a passion for technology and cows at a company driven by innovation. You will see your ideas come to life as you make a big impact with the Dairy XL-team around the world. Ultimately, you contribute to a sustainable, enjoyable and profitable way of farming.


  • A job in an international environment with offices around the world.
  • Working at the most innovative organization in the robotics of dairy farming.
  • Lots of flexibility and freedom to organize your work.
  • Excellent employment conditions, such as pension (ASR), 8% holiday allowance, travel allowance, discount on your health insurance,
  • A salary up to a maximum of € 4500 gross per month, in which we would like to see room for growth in the future.
  • A challenging position, where you can benefit from an environment that stimulates personal development and growth.
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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Michael van Duin

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About Lely

At Lely, we believe in achieving a sustainable, profitable and agreeable future for dairy farmers by combining robotisation, engineering and farming expertise.

It all started with a dream cherished by two brothers in Maassluis 70 years ago, and ever since, we have worked to become innovative market leaders in automated systems for dairy farmers across the globe. With a team of 2,300 professional specialists, we work constantly to bring about revolutionary solutions for the agro industry. We are based at our Maassluis Campus, a building which features the highest sustainability performance possible, not just in the Netherlands, but on a global scale. Our overall objective: making dairy farming interesting, also for the coming generations.