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System Modelling Specialist - Naval Shipbuilding

Posted 9 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 System Modelling Specialist - Naval Shipbuilding who can start on a temporary basis for the period of 6 months. As System Modelling Specialist - Naval Shipbuilding at Damen Naval, you will play a pivotal role in creating comprehensive system models for complex naval vessels. These models describe the vessel's functional behaviour and establish traceability from concept of operation to technical solutions. You will provide valuable guidance to the project team, employing system architecture frameworks to enable seamless integration from enterprise to system level.

As Interim System Modelling Specialist - Naval Shipbuilding your responsibilities will include supporting the development of a model-based system architecture for functional safety assessments and assisting in the requirements engineering process, encompassing traceability, analysis, decomposition, verification, and validation (V&V). Collaborating with system architects, design engineers, subcontractors, and clients, you will contribute to the successful realization of our projects.

Key accountabilities

As a System Modelling Specialist - Naval Shipbuilding, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Defining and updating system modelling processes.
  • Evaluating and selecting suitable technologies, frameworks, and tools to facilitate system development, ensuring scalability, maintainability, and adherence to architectural principles.
  • Conducting comprehensive system analysis to comprehend functional and non-functional requirements, translating them into technical specifications and architectural designs.
  • Collaborating closely with software engineers and other stakeholders to define system components, interfaces, and integration points, ensuring alignment with the architectural vision.
  • Performing formal safety assessments and proposing mitigation strategies to ensure system reliability, performance, and security.
  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring to development teams, promoting architectural best practices, and ensuring consistency in design and implementation.
  • Continuously enhancing system architecture practices within the company, driving the adoption of innovative frameworks and models.
  • Engaging in effective communication with stakeholders such as architects, engineers, and clients.

Skills & experience

As a System Modelling Specialist - Naval Shipbuilding, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering, preferably in shipbuilding.
  • Experience in Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) and requirements engineering.
  • Proficiency in advanced system modelling techniques, including SysML, system architecture frameworks, such as UAF, and familiarity with associated methodologies and best practices.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse complex systems and technical challenges.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities, enabling effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and the ability to present technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Key competencies: teamwork, conscientiousness, strong communication skills, proactiveness, and planning focus.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, is required. Proficiency in Dutch and German is advantageous.
  • 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