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Mechanical Engineer

Posted 9 Jul 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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About us

The Engineering Department at Damen Dredging Equipment consists of several teams in the field of mechanical, shipbuilding, electrical and automation. The design teams are product oriented, with a focus on trailing suction hopper installations, dredging pumps and propulsion systems, standard stationary suction dredges, and custom-built stationary suction dredges. The teams are managed by an engineering project manager (team leader) and operate independently. In addition to custom-built projects, the Damen organisation also works continuously on standardising and improving equipment and components. The manufacture of dredging equipment is carried out at our own shipyard but also at other shipyards around the world.

The role

Was the sandbox your favourite place to be as a child?

Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk is looking for a mechanical engineer!

This position focuses on designing and configuring complex dredging installations for our own standard products and for client-specific solutions

Key accountabilities

The mechanical engineer is part of one of the design teams and is responsible for engineering parts of client orders and product development projects. Your core tasks will consist of designing, configuring, and assessing systems and components or overseeing these activities. You are expected to meet the technical specifications and applicable norms and standards. You will do this in consultation with other departments and third parties. You work together with other engineers in teams with a project manager engineering. The engineering project teams vary in size from 3 to 8 people. Together you are capable of proposing and evaluating technical solutions of heavy machinery.

Skills & experience

  • You are open, communicative and a real team player;
  • You have a higher vocational degree in mechanical engineering or commensurate experience/capacities;
  • You are proactive and capable of maintaining a clear overview;
  • You have several years of experience as a designer of mechanical equipment.
  • Work experience in dredging, offshore or heavy machinery sector is considered an advantage;
  • You have recent experience with Inventor or similar 3d CAD software;
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, PDM and ERP systems is considered an advantage;
  • Experience with the regulations and inspection processes of classification agencies is considered an advantage.

What we offer

At Damen we realize that 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 is why we continuously invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

We offer you:

  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • A competitive salary;
  • At least 40 days of annual leave;
  • Continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy.

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