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Specialist Shock & Noise

Posted 14 Jul 2024
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Work experience
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

As Specialist Shock & Noise at Damen Naval you will, during the engineering phase, be involved in the design aspects related to shock (from mines and torpedoes), underwater noise, sonar self-noise and inboard noise. The ship structure and the mounting of system components shall be designed by you with respect to these joint requirements. Mounting design will involve own-frequencies, displacements and accelerations of components and skids, including selections of flexible mountings. During the proposal phase you will define, and negotiate relevant requirements, standards, and norms. Besides design calculations, you will have frequent contact with the structural engineers, suppliers, customers. In the production phase you will be involved with full-scale testing and validations on board.

As Specialist Shock & Noise you will also support R&D project in this field. These activities can include verifications and validations, software development, product development and process development.

Key accountabilities

As Specialist Shock & Noise your key responsibilities will include:

  • During the engineering phase be involved in the design aspects related to shock (from mines and torpedoes), underwater noise, sonar self-noise and inboard noise. The structure and the mounting of system components shall be designed by you with respect to these joint requirements. Mounting design will involve own-frequencies, displacements and accelerations of components and skids, including selections of flexible mountings.
  • During the proposal phase define, and negotiate relevant requirements, standards, and norms. Besides design calculations, you will have frequent contact with the structural engineers, suppliers, customers.
  • In the production phase be involved with full-scale testing and validations on board.
  • Support R&D projects in this field and these activities can include verifications and validations, software development, product development and process development.

Skills & experience

To excel as Specialist Shock & Noise, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Naval Architecture, Mechanical engineering, or Aerospace engineering.
  • Knowledge of and experience with (underwater) shock and preferably with inboard- and underwater noise onboard ships.
  • Experience with design of flexible mountings and inboard noise calculations.
  • Experience with relevant software tools (6-DOF, FEMAP, ANSYS) and international standards (STANAG, IMO, Class).
  • Good command of English 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
Gorinchem
Active in 101 countries
12,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 40 years