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Engineer Rules & Regulation

Posted 14 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

Are you an Engineer ready for the next step? Do you feel ownership and are you able to propose a well-supported technical design or solution which is equivalent or according to the applicable Rules and Regulations (R&R)? Can you challenge the Class Society or convince them to accept innovative solutions? And are you always ready to support other people on the subject of R&R? Then please apply, as we are looking for an Engineer Rules and Regulation for our standardization team.

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 & smart-customized designs, fulfilling current and developing market demands, with well-balanced levels of quality, service, price, and delivery time thereby providing optimal solutions for our clients.

The role

As a R&R Engineer you will be part of an innovative team looking for ways to improve existing designs or create new designs which will help Damen Workboats to reduce costs and lead-time and improve quality. Or it will help our clients with improved performance, innovative use or a more sustainable operation of the vessel. Whether it is an improvement of the lay-out, implementation of new techniques or improved design of the vessel, you can come up with state-of-art ideas.

The main activities of the standardization team are:

  • Supporting the Services department and the Yards in case of problems related to the standard designs;
  • Shipbuilding standardization and development projects, under the ultimate responsibility of the Project Manager Engineering;
  • Creating a well-supported technical design and solution, based on functional and/or stakeholder requirements;
  • Ensuring that the designs and solutions comply to the applicable rules and standards.

Key accountabilities

As a Rules & Regulation (R&R) Engineer you will:

  • Be working closely together in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Support the organization to check the impact on new R&R;
  • Maintain the contact with Class, related to technical issues;
  • Develop and maintain standardized booklets/templates;
  • Supporting the Class Society and National Authorities approval process;
  • Delivering R&R related content to Design Philosophies, Measurement and Commissioning protocols;
  • Being able to set-up a project plan and perform it from end-to-end;
  • Assessing and analyzing input of stakeholders like, Product Group, Engineering, Services and Suppliers;
  • Document agreements with class;
  • Smoothen the classification process by removing the steps without added value;
  • Be part of the Rules & Regulations committee with Damen;
  • Develop and give Knowledge Sharing Sessions;
  • Performing calculations related to Class Society.

Skills & experience

As a R&R Engineer in the standardization team you need to have the following competences:

  • A quality consciousness and a practical approach;
  • You are an easy-going person, pro-active, creative, showing ownership and result driven;
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, preferably in the field of Naval architecture;
  • Working experience in Engineering in the maritime sector;
  • Affinity with, and above average knowledge of the R&R and being able to interpret it and translate it for our ship-type portfolio and standard solutions;
  • Experience with AutoCAD;
  • An interest in innovation and an open mindset to new technologies;
  • Good communication skills in managing stakeholders and in documenting the standard;
  • English is a must, Dutch is a plus.

What we offer

We want to make sure you are comfortable in your job, so we will support you to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that's why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities. All you have to do is grab them.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • An open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events and sports.

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