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CAD Engineer

Posted 9 Jul 2024
Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About us

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

The role

As a CAD Engineer within the Proposals team of Damen Naval, you play a pivotal role in the delivery of the tender packages om behalf of Damen Naval. You will be preparing drawings, diagrams, and arrangements during precontract activities. Working as a member of a proposal project team, you will collaborate within multidisciplinary technical design team to support the technical definition of our proposals. Your role will be instrumental in ensuring accurate visualization and specification of our naval projects. The formal job title for this position is "Draftsman".

Key accountabilities

As the CAD Engineer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare drawings, diagrams, and arrangements to accurately visualize technica designs its compliance to specifications.
  • Support in creating other graphical representations, including 3D modelling and prototyping.
  • Visualize Damen Naval projects via electronic and physical models for customers.
  • Identify spatial needs and allocate functions within the arrangement of Damen Naval ships.
  • Perform trade-offs for the optimum arrangement of elements onboard.
  • Contribute to the ideal architecture of Damen Naval designs.
  • Collaborate with other departments such as engineering and production to ensure a smooth transition of the design into subsequent phases.

Skills & experience

To excel as the CAD Engineer, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Naval Engineering, or a related field, combined with at least three years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in preparing drawings and diagrams within shipbuilding and visualizing ideas through hand sketches/drawing.
  • Expertise and experience in a variety of design concepts and practices, including hands-on coordination of the design process.
  • Proficiency in a variety of computer aided design (CAD) tools such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, or Rhino.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language both written and verbal.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

What we offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.

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