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Project Engineer HVAC

Location: Ostend

Zandvoordestraat 300, 8400 Oostende

Every new breakthrough begins as a design. From that design follows a prototype—a prototype that is in turn evaluated and improved and finally a product roles out of the assembly lines. Central to this process is the EMEA Development Centre (EDC), where the departments perform at a global level. The head-quarters of EDC is located in Ostend and Ghent (Belgium), with satellites in Güglingen (Germany), Plzen (Czech Republic) and Istanbul (Turkey).

As EMEA Development Centre, we develop air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and applied products and solutions which are produced in different factories located within and outside Europe. These products are put on the market through our various Daikin distributors and affiliates within Europe, Middle East and Africa.

As Daikin strives to maintain the highest Quality level, a specific department within the EMEA Development Centre focuses on the Design Quality, Compliance, Support & Facilities.

Within the Department, the Design Review Section, and specifically the Reliability group, focusses on the product and parts reliability.

Job Content

As a Design Engineer within our EMEA Development Center, you will be involved in the development of heat-pumps and commercial air conditionings, taking account of the requirements of the different stakeholders (customers, manufacturing,…) . Core tasks in these developments include:

  • Defining the product specifications, development of the mechanical and refrigeration design and the testing and adaptation of the products in accordance with relevant regulations.
  • Equally important is your role as contact person between Design and other departments such as Procurement, Quality and Production, whereby you will acquire a good insight to the whole Daikin production process.
  • You will also determine which tests and evaluations the products must undergo and you will analyse the test results.
  • You will determine your own work-plan autonomously and you will take account of the global planning within and outside the Design Department.
  • You will regularly discuss your interim results with the management, make diagnoses and ensure the setting up and implementation of action plans to identify and avoid bottlenecks.


  • You have a Master degree in engineering, for example in mechanics or electro-mechanics.
  • You are a person with a strong technical interest, willing to lead and follow-up a project.
  • You are a team player who is driven to find solutions for technical requirements and specific client enquiries.
  • You enjoy playing an active role in projects and you have the requisite self-discipline to draw up timetables, make priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of both spoken and written English are essential for this position.
  • This vacancy is open to both recent graduates and candidates with experience.

Job Offer

At Daikin you can count on a varied job, with an international market leader which encourages people to work together and develop. We can offer you a permanent contract. From the very beginning you can count on thorough training and intensive support. Your competitive salary is complemented by a package of extra-legal benefits.