Would you like to play
a role in Creating the
Future of World Trade?

VAC4351 - Engineer

Division Engineering
Location Gemersheim, Germany
Closing Date 31-Oct-2019
Our Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has long-lasting impact on economies and society and creates a better future for everyone.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

We make sure cargo keeps moving so people have the things they need, when they need them, helping economies grow and nations prosper. It’s an important job, and one that requires smart, proud, passionate people working all across the world – people who are not afraid to innovate and find new ways of driving our business forward. We foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and respect. Our global workforce is made up of 45,000 people with over 110 different nationalities who bring their experience and expertise together, allowing us to be a global leader.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovation we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

DP World Germersheim is a tri-modal container port located on the river Rhine and is the largest of our Inland terminals.

If you are ready and willing to take a hands on role as an Engineer this is the job for you.

You will undertake small projects to upgrade andmaintain our Inland Terminal equipment. To diagnose, rectify and repair faults on electrical/electronic based control and drive systems on Port equipment. To be mechanically aware and have proven experienced to diagnose and to repair mechanical equipment on cranes and other plant around the terminal. Provide electrical and mechanical preventative maintenance to frontline equipment to optimise performance and reliability.  


You will have the experience to ensure all reactive, modification and project work is carried out effectively and safely. To ensure that electrical and electronic control and drive systems are cost effectively repaired and maintained in a safe manner with the minimum operational disruption.

You will provide the best available response time to requests for reactive work to Port equipment as well as concise engineering planning and execution records

You should have a good business acumen to be aware of long-term strategies within the terminal and Inland group and follow these where appropriate. To ensure prioritisation of work to meet business needs of the Port.

Where instructed, provide maintenance support our other Inland terminals in Stuttgart and Mannheim. 

You must have excellent supervisory skills to manage the day-to-day frontline and general duty of care of any Inland terminal staff allocated from time to time to maintenance activities.  When undertaking routine repair works responsible for own safety and safety of plant operators in consequence of the work undertaken.

You should be financially aware to be able to check all costs relating to any repairs and maintenance activities ensuring the works are completed within budgeted limits and to the accepted specification and requirements. You will also ensure that the most cost-effective route is taken in undertaking modification and repairs, with the minimum of parts replaced, and the modification or repair undertaken efficiently.



You are required to conduct yourself in a calm, polite and professional manner at all time and promote an open and transparent approach to communications, developing relationships with colleagues and teams to engage, motivate and provide the necessary information to complete activities.

You must have expert knowledge and experience of container handling equipment control and drive systems essential (minimum 2 years’ experience).

Working knowledge of PLC programming language and control logic.

In depth experience and knowledge of Barge container handling cranes, general and specific control systems.

Thorough knowledge of German and European Standards related to Terminal Handling equipment and electrical/mechanical engineering

Ability to cope with changing work priorities in a pressurised and demanding environment.

Frequent periods of intense concentration on technical problems with repeated interruptions. The ability to analyse and diagnose complex faults from limited available data and history.

Ability to organise project work effectively and complete in the required time frame.


You will have formal qualification in Electrical/electronic or Mechanical Engineering and a driving licence essential.

IOSH Managing Safely

Health & Safety

Frequent climbing, working at height and in confined spaces is required for extended periods of time

As an Engineer you may have exposure to risk of electric shock whilst working on live electrical circuits. Exposure to noise, dust and vessel exhaust fumes also common. Working and access at height also a risk factor.

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