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Lead Electrical Engineer

About Wattsun

Wattsun is an Arnhem-based scale-up founded by young, ambitious entrepreneurs who make sustainable energy mobile and universally available with an innovative battery system. Our innovative products create new possibilities for professionals with power needs in locations where the power grid does not reach.

We are a lively and dynamic team, each bringing our expertise to achieve collective results. The atmosphere in our office is informal, and we work based on equality. Being ambitious and recognized as the best Arnhem-based company this year, Wattsun assists a diverse range of businesses with our products, making every day unique. We are looking for men and women with courage to help us expand our business and realize our mission. Are you the one we are looking for?

Job Description

In the role of Lead Electrical Engineer, you are responsible for the design and production of battery systems. You have a coordinating role, monitoring the progress and quality of the entire process from A to Z. You review designs, technical applicability, and provide advice based on this. Consequently, you elevate your colleagues and the department to a higher level.
Your responsibilities consist of two parts. About two-thirds of your time is spent as a Lead Engineer. The remaining hours are dedicated to being a Team Lead in Productions & Logistics. You can decide how to allocate these hours in consultation, but we provide guidelines to give you an idea.

Electrical Engineer (20-30 hours)

  • You are responsible for the formulation and execution of the engineering plan for all technical disciplines involved in the project, ensuring that the engineering process is carried out according to schedule, task allocation, and within the contract’s constraints.
  • You take responsibility for periodic meetings between various technical disciplines to ensure smooth progress in the engineering process.
  • You can quickly apply your design knowledge in a practical manner and convincingly present your expertise to colleagues and clients.
  • You analyze processes, identify bottlenecks, and initiate and implement improvement proposals.
  • You enjoy working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • You are adaptable and have a drive to learn (daily) in collaboration with your colleagues to find innovative and smart energy solutions.
  • You combine a passion for sustainability with a business mindset and happily work on commercial challenges.

Lead Engineer (10-16 hours)

  • Ensure that your team achieves its goals
  • Establish and monitor targets for the Technology team
  • Manage improvement projects
  • Conduct evaluation discussions (every 3 months)
  • Participate in MT & Department meetings
  • Serve as a resource for internal and external questions
Your Profile

We are a young but ambitious company with healthy growth ambitions. It is important that you can find your way well in a young and dynamic team. We are looking for a proactive team player with a passion for (battery) technology, who enjoys their work and radiates this enthusiasm. You have considerable experience in the energy sector but still find it enjoyable to realize your ideas from A to Z.

Job Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience as a (Lead) Electrical Engineer or similar
  • Graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or similar (wo/hbo)
  • Proficient in programming in C & C++
  • Experience with soldering (both large and small scale)
  • Experience with PCB design & assembly
    Experience with CAD and Eagle
  • Experience with Excel


  • You possess a significant amount of ambition and drive to work on products that the world needs
  • You are a driven out-of-the-box thinker who dares to share thoughts and ideas
  • You do not shy away from challenging problems but solve them independently or with colleagues
  • You have a keen eye for efficient and modern design
  • You have experience with batteries, converters, and/or battery systems

As a Lead Electrical Engineer, you will have an exciting and challenging position in a flexible work environment. You will be part of a team that strives for innovation, change, and quality, giving you the opportunity every day to make the world a bit more beautiful.

Additionally, we offer you:

  • A contract for 32-40 hours per week
  • A competitive salary based on education and experience
  • Ample opportunities for professional and personal development through training and guidance
  • Everything you need to perform your work adequately
  • A workplace with fantastic people in an inspiring hotspot of innovative companies near the center of Arnhem
  • Team activities that you will not soon forget.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.

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