Development Engineer - Ventilation

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Research and Development

Zwijnaarde, East Flanders, BE Oostende, West Flanders, BE

Job Requisition ID:  155


As an EMEA Development Centre (EDC), we develop products for air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and ventilation. Also controls and IOT solutions are developed. These products are produced in different factories located in and outside Europe. These products are put on the market through our various Daikin distributors and affiliates within Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Your role

As a Development Engineer within our EMEA Development Centre, you will be involved in the development of heat-pumps and commercial air conditioning and ventilation products, taking into account the requirements of different stakeholders (customers, manufacturing, sales,…).


The main tasks of these developments include

  • Developing the mechanical design to meet the required product specifications.
  • Determining the tests and evaluations that the products must undergo and analysing the test results.
  • Determining/calculating the components taking into account the specifications, cost and unit constraints.
  • Determining the IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) methods to be used and determining the components and control logic required for this.
  • Determine your own work plan independently while taking into account the overall planning inside and outside of EDC.
  • Discuss your interim results with management, make diagnoses and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to identify and avoid bottlenecks.
  • Equally important is your role as contact person between EDC and other departments such as Sales, Procurement, Quality and Production, whereby you will acquire a good insight to the whole Daikin production process.


Your profile

  • You have a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with relevant experience, preferably with a background in ventilation or IAQ.
  • You are a person with a strong technical interest.
  • 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 have the self-discipline to set schedules, priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of both spoken and written English are essential for this position. Knowledge of another European language is a plus.
  • This vacancy is open to both recent graduates and candidates with experience.



We 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. You will work in the European Development Centre (EDC) which is expanding rapidly in recent years. You will be part of the EDC team which is engaged to make the world a greener place by introducing renewable alternatives in our cooling/heating market. You will be supported by a team of enthusiastic engineers. 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.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 

We believe our employees are the beating heart of our company and that top-quality solutions are delivered by talented individuals in a good working environment. As a result, we live in a unique environment based on our people-centered approach, where we value each person's uniqueness and where we truly believe in people's unlimited potential.

We believe: Good climate starts with people.