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Design Engineer Marine Engineering

Posted 14 Jul 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-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 the Design Engineer Marine Engineering (T4C) at Damen Naval, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the platform systems of our state-of-the-art naval vessels are complying with all strict requirements. Examples of these systems are propulsion-, mechanical-handling-, HVAC- or firefighting systems. From within our research and development and innovation department, you work in development project teams where you provide innovative marine engineering design solutions and translate them into specifications for shipbuilding projects teams.

Key accountabilities

As the Design Engineer Marine Engineering (T4C), your key responsibilities will include:

  • Perform design and development activities: execute requirements analysis, concept generation, general system architecture (single-line diagrams), weight and power estimations, propulsion- and energy plant configurations, and main ship balances.
  • Evaluate and asses new marine engineering concepts, including PoC’s and report findings accordingly.
  • Produce technical documents, specifications for equipment, reports, and make presentations to visualize the calculations, concepts, and the reporting data.
  • Ensure timely and effective communication with all relevant stakeholders and internal departments for optimized project results.

Skills & experience

To excel as the Design Engineer Marine Engineering (T4C), you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in marine- or mechanical engineering, maritime or other relevant technical studies.
  • At least three years of experience in design, proposal, and development practices in the (naval) shipbuilding, maritime or offshore industry.
  • Proven success of delivered innovations within the marine engineering field of expertise.
  • Familiarity with relevant CAD and calculation software.
  • Good command of the English preferably also Dutch language both 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
Active in 101 countries
12,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 40 years