Head of Gas Turbine Engineering EMEA - Full Time - LommNetherlands


Sulzer is a leading engineering company with a proud heritage of innovation. Join our global team to grow your expertise and develop innovative solutions that enable a prosperous and more sustainable society. 


About Sulzer

With nearly two centuries of heritage, Sulzer stands as a global leader in engineering and manufacturing, operating in over 160 countries with an annual turnover exceeding 3 billion Swiss Francs. Renowned for its innovative solutions and exceptional service in the gas turbine industry, Sulzer specialises in both heavy-duty and aeroderivative gas turbines. Our reputation as a leading independent service provider (ISP) is built on our advanced repair services in Scotland and our high-quality replacement parts manufacturing in the Netherlands. These facilities ensure the peak performance, reliability, and efficiency of gas turbines.


About the role

This newly created role follows the announcement of a new organisational setup for Gas Turbines (GT) in EMEA. As the EMEA Head of Engineering for Gas Turbines, you will be instrumental in driving our business success. You will divide your time between our UK and European sites, leading and managing the regional GT Parts Development and GT Repair Engineering Teams. Your strategic and tactical leadership will be crucial in implementing engineering strategies to maximise efficiency and drive excellence, ensuring we exceed customer expectations in product development, quality, cost, and delivery.


Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Deliver engineering projects on time and within budget.
  • Lead the team to implement innovative products and repair solutions, positioning Sulzer as the premier independent gas turbine service provider.
  • Oversee the development of alternative parts (discs, blades, vanes, combustion wear), advanced repair specifications, and bespoke package designs.
  • Work closely with internal and external key stakeholders, projects, operations, sales, and customers regarding technical support of their activities.
  • Become the technical representative of our business by creating and presenting technical papers at industry conferences and trade shows.
  • Create and maintain intellectual property within a controlled system environment.
  • Support workshops in troubleshooting repairs, overhauls, and maintenance.
  • Collaborate with the sales team to provide engineering expertise and secure new orders.
  • Propose new offers and repair methods to enhance speed, cost, and customer value.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • We are seeking an individual with a profound understanding of gas turbine design to provide exceptional maintenance solutions. The ideal candidate should have authored the manual, not just followed it, demonstrating deep technical expertise and innovative thinking. A proven career in gas turbine design engineering, with expertise in either/both heavy-duty and aeroderivative turbines, is essential.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields; relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Proven ability to manage and inspire an international team, with members spread across the UK and Europe.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Solution-driven mindset.
  • Valid driver’s licence and passport, with a willingness to travel (25%) for meetings within Europe, the US, and occasional global engagements.


Why Join Sulzer?

This newly created position within our global business offers a unique opportunity to make your mark. You will lead a highly skilled international engineering team across the UK and EMEA, playing a critical role in driving our business forward. Leveraging your deep understanding of gas turbines and engineering excellence, you will be at the forefront of innovation. At Sulzer, we value creativity, teamwork, and continuous improvement, providing a vibrant environment for professional growth and development.


Do you have a question about the role? 

Reach out to Daniel Faulkner at . Our team is looking forward hearing from you! 


Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and are committed to offering an inclusive work environment. 
We are proud to be recognized as a Top Employer 2024 in Brazil, China, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. 


About us


Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and chemical processing applications. We specialize in energy-efficient pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, purification, crystallization and polymerization technologies for fluids of all types. Our solutions enable carbon emission reductions, development of polymers from biological sources, recycling of plastic waste and textiles, and efficient power storage. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 160 world-class manufacturing facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2023, our 13'130 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN).

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