Hydraulic Pump Development Engineer

Hydraulic Pump Development Engineer.

Hydraulic Pump Development Engineer






Hydraulic Pump Development Engineer (Neunkirch, Switzerland)

A globally recognized pump manufacturer seeks a talented Development Engineer to join their growing team in a stimulating international environment.

The Company:

This established leader in pump technology boasts over 60 years of experience in designing and manufacturing pumps for demanding applications, particularly those involving wastewater and other solids-laden liquids. Their innovative single blade impeller design optimizes non-clogging functionality, gentle product handling, and low pulsation. The company's commitment to customization ensures each pump perfectly meets specific operating conditions, maximizing efficiency, energy savings, and total life cycle cost for their customers. Sustainable customer support is a core principle of their philosophy.

The Role:

This role offers the opportunity to play a key role in the company's continued success. You'll be responsible for the entire development lifecycle of pumps, from design conception to prototype creation and ultimately, series production. Your duties will encompass:

  • Developing new pumps with a focus on hydraulics.
  • Optimizing and refining existing pump models.
  • Building and maintaining a comprehensive product database.
  • Providing technical support to international representatives, purchasing, and production teams.
  • Planning and conducting prototype testing.
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation, and participating in employee training.


  • Master's degree (MSc) or PhD in Mechanical Engineering from ETH/FH, with a specialization in fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, or process engineering.
  • Several years of professional experience working with turbomachinery, ideally with centrifugal pumps, turbines, turbo compressors, or wind turbines.
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD modeling.
  • Experience with CFD software, particularly Ansys CFX, is a strong plus.
  • Fluency in German and English, with strong business communication skills in both languages.
  • A highly motivated, adaptable, and resilient personality.


  • A position with significant personal responsibility and influence on product development.
  • A diverse and technically challenging role.
  • Short decision-making channels and a flat organizational structure.
  • A stable, international family-owned business with a high degree of vertical integration.
  • The opportunity to contribute to advancements in environmental technology.
  • A healthy work-life balance.
  • Flexible working arrangements with a flexitime account.
  • Family-friendly work schedule options.
  • Competitive vacation policy.
  • Regular employee events.
  • Free parking and on-site canteen facilities.

Do you thrive in a dynamic international environment and possess a passion for developing innovative solutions in the field of pump technology? If so, we encourage you to apply!


Darwin Recruitment AG is a Zurich based, SECO licensed, privately owned subsidiary of Darwin Professional Staffing Group Ltd (a Global IT Recruitment Consultancy).

Darwin Recruitment AG manages client relationships whilst also utilising Darwin Professional Staffing Group databases and networks to source Candidates and fulfil client requests.

We do not ask for a placement fee from Candidates/Employees.

If you wish to contact a specialist regarding this role, or your job search in general, please contact +41 (0)43 456 29 09

Louis Cheesewright

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