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Technical Specialist Rules & Regulations (Plans & Arrangements)

Posted 19 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

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

Damen Naval is seeking a Technical Specialist Rules & Regulations for the Plans & Arrangements discipline. In this pivotal role, you will serve as the critical link between engineering and the complex landscape of maritime regulations. Your expertise will ensure that our statutory plans comply with ship specifications, industry norms, and regulatory requirements, satisfying all stakeholders. You will collaborate with various technical teams and external entities such as classification societies and customers to deliver the best technical solutions.

As a Technical Specialist Rules & Regulations, you will be part of a basic engineering team, working alongside plan and arrangement engineers to develop statutory plans and secure class and client approval. During the detailed engineering phase, you will assist in interpreting and translating norms, rules, and regulations into customized and effective engineering solutions.

Key accountabilities

As Technical Specialist Rules & Regulations (Plans & Arrangements) you will:

  • Researching, analysing, and interpreting relevant norms, rules, and regulations, as well as customer requirements for Plans and Arrangements (P&A) deliverables.
  • Drafting project-specific regulatory frameworks based on applicable norms, rules, and regulations.
  • Ensuring that applicable norms, rules, and regulations are accessible to all relevant teams.
  • Creating a design basis for the Engineering Department.
  • Developing well-substantiated alternative proposals when deviations from the regulatory framework are necessary.
  • Supporting project engineers in applying norms, rules, and regulations to their technical solutions.
  • Adapting to changing situations and keeping up with the latest developments in the field.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the Plans & Arrangements department.

Skills & experience

To excel as Technical Specialist Rules & Regulations (Plans & Arrangements), you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Bachelor degree in Shipbuilding, Architecture, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, or a related technical discipline.
  • Extensive experience with and broad knowledge of Class- and Statutory regulations, preferably acquired with ships or offshore installations.
  • Passion for research and a commitment to sharing your knowledge with others.
  • Proficiency with 2D CAD and 3D CAD systems such as MicroStation, Cadmatic, and/or 3DExperience (Catia).
  • Excellent command of the English 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