Project Manager Mechatronics

Research & development


Mechanical engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Mechatronics, Mechanical engineering, Other technical job categories



Published: 21 days ago Job ID: J-00256265-788

Introduction to the job

Do you take the lead in driving complex hardware projects to a successful delivery? Do you get energy from coordinating and collaborating with multiple stakeholders (internally and externally)? Do you see the big picture without missing important details? Then we want to get in touch with you!

As a project leader, you will manage a group of highly professional engineers with academic backgrounds and many years’ experience in the industry.
In the position of project leader you and your team take responsibility for the development of mechatronic systems, consisting of hardware (mechanics, electronics) and (embedded) software for ASML’s lithographic products. You are driving the project team internal at ASML and towards the supplier, from specification through system integration and towards release for volume.

Role and responsibilities

As a project leader, you will be responsible for the delivery of a mechatronic system or function in our product, on time, within budget and with the agreed quality. Multiple technical disciplines work in your project in a concurrent engineering way. You are responsible for making the technology choices, the specification, design, integration and qualification of mechatronic systems within the boundaries imposed by process and planning. You pro-actively drive the development work in your team and participate in reviewing designs. But above all, you will use your leadership and teamwork skills to solve problems and optimize team performance.

  • Create and maintain project plans and proactively drive project realization.
  • Manage the delivery of specifications, designs, prototypes and testplans in your team (~10 people) that meet the requirements of the ASML development program.
  • Review technical proposals, manage time, quality and budget as well as the risks and issues in your project.
  • Work with team-leaders from mechanical, electronic and software development who take operational responsibility within your project.
  • Work intensively with externalco-developers and external manufacturing facilities to ensure timely delivery of prototypes and a smooth transition to volume production.
  • Interaction with other project leaders on technical content and with group leaders on allocation of people to your project.

Education and experience

  • Technical University degree in Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Control, Dynamics, Electrical engineering or Applied Physics.
  • At least 8 years experience in multidisciplinary project work involving mechatronics, optics, electronics and software as team lead or project lead.
  • Experience in managing integral business processes in fast growing and dynamic business environments.
  • Experience in managing supplier quality issues is an advantage.


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:

  • Team player, highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and a good communicator, able to think and act on a strategic level.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, building lasting relationships.
  • Able to think broad, learn fast, take responsibility, act decisive and show critical sense.
  • Lead and work with a multidisciplinary team, give direction and motivate
  • Convince others of your ideas.
  • Strong analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude.
  • Fluent in English language.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

This position involves quarterly travel to our supplier sites (US, Korea), as well as alignment meetings that fall outside of regular office hours due to time difference.

The department Mechatronics Systems Development Applications within Bottom (BM) cluster is responsible for specification, design, integration and qualification of the mechatronics sub-systems and components which are fitted into ASML metrology products. The main focus is on nanometer-accuracy positioning of high speed components for transporting/positioning of wafers and adjustments of optical elements.Control engineering, dynamics, actuator design, position measurement systems are part of this department’s main competences.

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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