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Senior Engineer Yacht Outfitting SeaXplorer

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Quick Facts


The SeaXplorer is the world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code compliant range of expedition yachts with full capability for remote destinations – from extreme Polar to remote Tropical areas. From the very first sketches to the fully engineered range, Damen has designed every detail of these ruggedised yachts for the most extraordinary adventures anywhere on the planet. More information about the SeaXplorer: http://seaxplorer.nl/home/

Do you want to join our “expedition” as a Sr. Engineer Yacht Outfitting? Please continue reading and apply for this vacancy!

Using your broad expertise as a Yacht Outfitting Engineer you will contribute to the development of the SeaXplorer and ensure that design conditions are met and necessary information for an efficient building process is available. As Lead Engineer Yacht Outfitting you will focus on the structural design and the integration of outfitting, such as Helicopter hangars, hull doors etc. Complex technical structures, with stunning aesthetics are your speciality You will manage a small engineering team, liaise with engineering partners and maintain contact with the client and suppliers. Moreover, you will ensure that regulative requirements have been met.

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The product group Yacht Support and SeaXplorer is responsible for Yacht Support vessels to support Super Yachts and the new SeaXplorer range for pool expeditions.

Tasks & Responsibilities 

  • Execute engineering in 4 phases: design check, basic engineering, detailed engineering and production support;
  • Supervise a small team of engineers and also subcontractor(s); 
  • Monitor quality. Assess input from our own employees, but also from suppliers and partners. 
  • Perform Class calculations, strength calculations, frequency, FEM and Fatigue calculations;
  • Prepare outfitting arrangement drawings;
  • Coordinate the outsourcing of work to subcontractors; 
  • Support in client, Class and national authorities’ approval process;
  • Organize and monitor interfaces and system integration with other disciplines and co-makers;
  • Prepare technical specifications for systems and equipment and/or assessment of supplier specs.


  • You have a Bachelor degree in Naval Architecture or Mechanical engineering; 
  • You have at least 5 years’ experience as Outfitting Engineer in complex engineering projects in the yacht Industry; 
  • You have good communication skills in (preferably) Dutch and English;
  • Willingness to travel on a frequent basis;
  • You are quality conscious and team work is important to you;
  • You have experience with software packages such as AutoCAD and Nupas-Cadmatic.

Department Information

The Yacht Support and SeaXplorer range of vessels sits within Damen's Cruise & Offshore cluster. For the promotion of these vessel types, the product group works closely with Damen's well-known superyacht brand, Amels.

The Yacht Support brand represents a product line of purpose-built superyacht service vessels that accompany the mother ship all over the world, opening up new possibilities for the luxury yachting experience. The SeaXplorer brand consists of vessels that go beyond the superyacht circuit. True expedition yachts to take those on board off the beaten track to our planet's most adventurous destinations - in comfort and in style.

Damen and Amels are working closely together towards the continual development of these brands, including the integration of innovative technologies to reduce environmental impact to a minimum. A distinguishing feature of these markets is the high level of customer focus required. With that in mind, Damen and Amels have ensured the flexibility to integrate clients' custom touches. Typical examples include preparing the vessels for Tropical or Polar operations, helicopter installations such as fully enclosed hangars, dive centres, special tenders and toys. 

In addition to product development, these brands require a range of operational activities, consisting of project management, engineering, (project) purchase and project support.

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Tessa Sluyter, Recruiter


Tessa Sluyter


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