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Technical Author/ Engineer Integrated Logistics Support

Posted 19 Jul 2024
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2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-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

For this interim role Damen Naval is looking for a Technical Author/ Engineer Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) who can start on a temporary basis. As a Technical Author/ Engineer Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), you will be responsible for projects related to the ILS scope and services for the naval vessels of Damen Naval. You will work on the project related to ILS. With the aim of increasing the availability and operational readiness against the lowest cost over the entire life cycle of the ships.

The work includes analysing maintenance plans/tasks, technical documentation (S1000D), supply support, including special tools & test equipment, and training. For this, you will work together with other disciplines in the organisation to prepare ILS deliverables. As Technical Author/ Engineer Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) you will sometimes work on a broad variety of tasks within the ILS field. You will work in multifunctional teams to develop and deliver the ILS products, on time, within budget and within quality standards. You deliver contractual agreed ILS packages and increases customer satisfaction. Also contributing to the further development of the strategic ILS technology roadmap.

Key accountabilities

As Technical Author/ Engineer Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) your key responsibilities will include:

  • Perform ILS analysis such as LSA and other ILS topics.
  • Study and report the reliability and maintainability of naval equipment.
  • Cooperate with the technical (design) department and report to the Project Manager ILS.
  • Work on ILS products include purchase support, maintenance/ LSA including RAM and LCC calculations, supply support, documentation, training, and transfer of technology.
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable requirements imposed by the company and the end-users.
  • Deliver ILS products and services within time, budget and according to the relevant quality standards.
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing (part of) ILS proposals and in the further improvement and development of ILS products, processes, and methodologies.
  • Prepare ILS training material(s) for technical equipment and naval products.
  • Prepare budgetary offers and estimations of projects costs.
  • Study technical regulations and technical drawings that apply in each project.

Skills & experience

As Technical Author/ Engineer Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in the field of marine engineering or similar.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of ILS and with the development and execution of ILS packages within a technical and/or MoD environment or alternatively maintenance experience in an engineering environment.
  • Experience in working in multifunctional and multicultural teams and environments.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language both written and verbal and command of additional languages like German and Spanish are an advantage.
  • Preferably a naval background or affinity with a naval environment and culture.
  • 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 value our interim team members and strive for a positive and successful collaboration. As an interim professional on secondment basis (detachering) or as a freelancer (ZZP), we offer you the following conditions:

  • An attractive rate, ensuring at least equal pay to permanent staff.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • Flexibility to work partially from home.
  • Challenging and innovative projects.

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