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As Manager of the Cruise and Offshore Engineering department, you are ultimately responsible for this Engineering group of about 80 engineers (local and international, Damen contract and subcontract) mainly existing of mechanical and shipbuilding engineers. You will have about 5 direct reports in the role as Senior Project Manager Engineering. You are responsible for the strategy of the department, systems (PLM) and standards. You are responsible for a budget and ensure an efficient and effective way of working within the Engineering department, where you always keep an eye on quality and quantity. Besides that you concentrate on the development of the process and the organization this in close cooperation with other Business Units. Your main office will be at Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem and you will travel occasionally. The Manager Engineering is controlled by the Operations Manager of the Business Unit Cruise & Offshore. 

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  • Responsible for the coordination (internal and external) of the work of your own Engineering group;
  • Develop and implement the annual policy plan for your own Engineering group;
  • Strengthen the collaboration and coordination with other departments involved, including Business Units, (International) shipyards, Purchase etc.;
  • Coordinate and set up capacity planning and project planning for your own Engineering group;
  • (Co) development of a functional network of engineering partners (worldwide) in accordance with the business strategy;
  • Managing employees in order to successfully achieve the team's goals.


  • You have a technically oriented Bachelors and/or Masters degree in the direction of Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering or similar;
  • You are a senior manager and you have more than 5 years of experience in managing an (Engineering) Department;
  • You master good communication skills in (preferably) Dutch and English;
  • You are decisive, convincing and enthusiastic;

Department Information

Each cluster has its own engineering department and several cluster- cutting departments such as Engineering Support, Standards, Reproduction and CAD/IFS Support. Engineering is responsible for the creation and management of the engineering packages of the cluster. Engineering means: the production of drawings, engineering calculations, production of technical specifications and construction instructions. This applies for both the naval part (hull, structure, stability, etc.), mechanical part (propulsion, pipe systems, etc.) and Electrical. The Engineering Department is responsible for the design and basic engineering of existing and new ship types, and coordinates and controls the outsourcing of detail engineering undertaken by other Damen establishments, including foreign offices, or by third parties. Each drawing group has access to employees with a naval, mechanical or electrical training (or any specialistic field of expertise).

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