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Graduation: EMC in Ships Power Systems

Posted 9 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About us

The Research, Development & Innovation department is indispensable in the realization of Damen’s ambition to become the most sustainable and digitally connected shipyard in the world. We give support to the business in the development of an innovative product portfolio and offer pro-active advice with the aim to further improve the quality and performance of the Damen products and services.

The RD&I department is divided in four functions, i.e. Research, Development, Programmes and Enabling Technologies. The Development teams support the business with technical consultancy and expert advice and acts as technological conscience in commercial projects. Therefore, they build on the technical knowledge developed by the five Research teams that focus on strategically relevant technology domains.

Damen invests substantially in its own internal R&D projects to develop the required knowledge and technology. Moreover, to enhance our knowledge, skills and capabilities beyond the state-of-the-art, we are very active in collaborative R&D projects with other industry stakeholders as well as academia and knowledge institutes, both nationally and internationally.

The role

The main producers of Common Mode (CM) voltage are the 2-level power electronic converters present onboard a ship, which can function as either Active Front Ends or Inverter Units.

The CM voltages produced by these devices induce CM current that can find their own path through the ships electrical systems back to their source. This path may include sensitive devices which are critical for proper functioning of the vessel.

Therefore, finding the path of CM current and re-directing it through a preferred path or suppressing it through CM chokes are some ways to protect sensitive devices. Thus, the internship will involve determining an optimum solution to reduce the impact of CM current on sensitive devices present onboard a ship.

Key accountabilities

As a graduate at Electrical and Automation department of Damen RD&I you will face multiple aspects of applying advanced measurement and simulation methods in various phases of electrical system design of a ship. To carry out these measurements and simulations various tools and equipment are available to achieve your research goal.

You will be responsible from day one for the planning and execution of your research project. You are expected to deliver a detailed in-depth analysis of your research problem and meanwhile be able to communicate the results and conclusions to other departments.

Skills & experience

  • Electrical engineering student pursuing a Master’s degree.
  • Proficient in simulation skills of MATLAB and Simulink
  • A bit of practical experience with measurement equipment (like oscilloscope and impedance analyzer) and electrical systems.
  • Good command of English, especially in writing.

What we offer

  • A monthly allowance will be paid for the duration of the assignment.
  • Flexible working hours can be discussed and proper mentoring at academic level will be available throughout the internship.

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