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Mechanical Engineer - Tugs

Posted 19 May 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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At Damen Workboats our goal is to develop, design and construct a portfolio of tugs, dredgers or workboats in the most effective and efficient manner, primarily based on series production of smart-customized standard designs.

Damen Workboats offers a range of innovative, standardized and smart-customized designs. These fulfil current and developing market demands, with well-balanced levels of quality, service, price and delivery time thereby providing optimal solutions for our clients.


Does your heart beat faster when you see a vessel? Are you Engineer and interested in the maritime sector? We are looking for an Engineer Mechanical.

You are at the start of your career and looking for position as Engineer Mechanical,

within the department Workboats you will be part of an engineering team and work on a variety of deliverables to translate the technical building specification into the Basic and Detail Engineering package. You will be able to work in different fields of your expertise and over time develop even beyond.


In this role you will be:

  • Executing the four phases of engineering: design check, basic engineering, detailed engineering and production support;
  • Assessing input of detailed engineering and suppliers;
  • Working closely together with all stakeholders;
  • Monitoring quality and organizing interface and system integration with other disciplines and co-makers;
  • Performing calculations related to load/power, strength and flow calculations in the mechanical engineering field;
  • Supporting the Class and National Authorities approval process;
  • Preparing technical space layouts, system diagrams and outfitting arrangements;
  • Preparing technical specifications for systems and equipment and/or assessment of supplier specifications;
  • Coordinating the outsourcing of work to external engineering and subcontractors.


Quality consciousness and a practical approach is in your blood. You are proactive, creative and working accurately. In addition, you meet the following features:

  • Bachelor degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering;
  • An interest in innovation and an open mindset to new technologies;
  • Good communication skills;
  • English is a must, Dutch is a plus.


Here at Damen we realize supporting and managing many talented individuals is of great essence. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That’s why we continually invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • A salary matching your skills and experience;
  • At least 40 days of annual leave;
  • Travel allowance;
  • Continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy.An assessment and pre-employment screening can be part of the application process.

We’re a family company that has been building ships for almost 100 years. Our ambition is to become the most sustainable and connected maritime solutions provider there is. Working at Damen offers the best of several worlds. Active in more than 100 countries, with over 30 shipyards, we are internationally renowned for quality. We offer you an ocean of possibilities.

Marine & Offshore
Active in 101 countries
12,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 40 years