Lead designer Flow & Thermal Systems


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About this job

  • Market: Industry
  • Branche: High Tech
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Noord Brabant

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Master
  • Closing date: Saturday, December 30, 2023

About this role: Lead designer Flow & Thermal Systems


Design and lead the development of flow and thermal systems in lithography machines while guiding a team of designers as a lead engineer. Machine Conditioning (MC) is part of the Development & Engineering division. This department focuses on functional modules and parts of lithography machines. You work with temperature control and gas conditioning, which is essential in reducing the environmental footprint of our machines – an essential part of our sustainability goals.

Role and responsibilities

As lead designer, you interpret, challenge and improve the specifications within flow and thermal systems – and you'll work alongside architects and analysts to help create these new designs. You're responsible for designing the fluid infrastructure (which includes gas, liquid, and vacuum systems) for lithography machines. You translate the architecture into a 3D design that meets all stakeholders’ requirements. In the early design phase, you'll work with mechanical and electrical engineers as well as with machine module owners. You'll also present your design concepts to stakeholders and align with them on modifications. For this role, it’s important to act as both a team member and coach: you direct other designers in making high-quality designs while sticking to the project timeline. You are the one, that guarantees design quality based on your knowledge and experience.
As a lead engineer, you'll also:

  • Document designs with CAD models, drawings and detailed design information;
  • Manage external design teams and take ownership of their designs;
  • Perform calculations to predict flow, pressure, gas purity, strength and other system functionality;
  • Specify and select appropriate parts and assemblies from suppliers;
  • Communicate with internal and external customers and suppliers;
  • Refine and complete high-level functional diagrams into detail ducting diagrams (DDD) and piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&ID);
  • Update stakeholders on progress or issues and proposed solutions.

What you need to bring:

Education and experience

To join us as a lead engineer for flow and thermal systems, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or master’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering, aerospace engineering or related fields;
  • Solid design experience in a complex technical environment;
  • Experience with 3D CAD systems, preferably Siemens NX;
  • At least 5 years of lead engineer experience;
  • Experience working in large groups;
  • Experience steering internal and external design teams on quality, technical skills and timing;
  • Working experience in the Netherlands (preferable).


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Ability to lead a team and coach junior designers;
  • Ability to take ownership and steer external design teams;
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment;
  • A strong, pragmatic attitude with an analytical mindset combined with good reporting capabilities;
  • Good communications skills;
  • Fluency in English.


Brunel offers a very diverse and challenging job in a company where an open, professional and pleasant working culture is of paramount importance; where your personal initiatives are noticed and rewarded; and where you get all the support, coaching and training you need for your future career. This is your chance to discover a wide range of sectors and activities and develop your expertise in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment.Being mediated by Brunel means that you are under contract with Brunel. Not only do you have a contract, you are also assured of a great career! Our primary and secondary employment conditions are excellent. Some examples are price reductions at CZ Zorgverzekeringen, bonus options and standard 26 days off. Brunel Engineering has been mediating both junior and senior engineers within the industry for over 30 years. Our clients range from multinationals to local companies. Together we will find the assignment that suits your needs.

Anything Else?

Anything Else?

You will be working for an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry. They provide chipmakers with everything they need – hardware, software and services – to mass produce patterns on silicon through lithography.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Sefer Karacaoglu is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use this number:

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Sefer Karacaoglu
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