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Senior Engineer Shipbuilding HSC

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Quick Facts

  • The Netherlands

  • 5+ years

  • Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (Gorinchem)

  • Bachelor

  • Newbuilding

  • Engineering, Administration & Management Support


Are you an engineer with several years of experience in shipbuilding and would you like to contribute to maintaining and developing High Speed Crafts and Ferries? Are you also a team player? Then we are looking for you!

Your goal as Senior Engineer Shipbuilding is to prepare specifications and work on designs for new and standard Damen vessels. These designs meet the set requirements and regulations and are in line with the project plans which are drawn up.

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Ben jij een Engineer met een commerciële instelling en wil je ons helpen bij het ontwikkelen van nieuwe snelle schepen

Tasks & Responsibilities 

  • Work out design, specifications, detail- and work drawings within the specified procedures and standards
  • Drawing up construction plans
  • Register and archive designs, drawings and project-related information
  • Carry out calculations for further elaboration of weights, stability and structures in the shipbuilding area
  • Performing feasibility and risk analyzes on construction plans
  • Production of order lists and preparation of technical specifications for purchase orders based on the specifications and planning
  • Register, monitor and signaling more / less work of hours spent on engineering work
  • Plan and making a budget of own design and calculation.


Quality consciousness is with you as an Engineer in your blood. You are proactive, creative and working accurately. In addition, you meet the following features:

  • An HBO degree completed in the field of Shipbuilding or Maritime Engineering;
  • 5 years relevant work experience;
  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English;
  • Experience with software packages like AutoCAD and Nupas-Cadmatic.

From a role as Senior Engineer, you have several opportunities to further develop yourself. This can be done technically, but also in the direction of project management. The Engineering Department is a strong team in which everyone is prepared to go the extra mile.


Here at Damen we realize supporting and managing many talented individuals is of great essence. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That’s why we continually invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

  • a dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • a competitive salary;
  • at least 40 days of annual leave;
  • travel allowance;
  • profit sharing & pension allowance;
  • continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy (including Leadership & Management development programs);
  • an active social environment in terms of events & sports.

Pre-employment Screening

For certain positions, prior to extending an offer of employment, Damen will check and verify the following information: professional references, the authenticity of identity documentation and educational credentials, an integrity statement and a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC). For some positions an assessment may be part of the application procedure.

Department Information

The Global Engineering Network of Damen Shipyards consists of various engineering partners who work closely with each other to achieve a complete design of the vessel. This process is controlled from the Engineering department in Gorinchem. The work is performed within four product groups: Tugs, High Speed Craft / Ferries, Offshore and Transport and Damen Technical Cooperation. Each group is managed by a Manager Engineering and consists of several project teams. Each team which consists of both shipbuilding and mechanical engineers work on one or more projects, manager by the Project Manager.

The transformation of the first design to a complete and workable engineering package is the responsibility of the Engineering department. On this basis the ships can be built. Engineering focuses on the (further) development of existing Damen vessels, as well as to introduce new ships. The Engineering Department is also during the production of the ship involved and gives support if necessary.

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Rianne Houthuijzen, Recruiter


Rianne Houthuijzen

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+31 183 65 4040

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