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Specification Engineer Valves & Fittings

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Within the department P&ID and PFD diagrams are designed that describe and integrate the systems into the ship. The diagrams show the components (valves and fitting) used and how they function in the process. Because we build large complex ships we use a large number of these components with a high complexity and variety. Therefore we are looking for an engineer that is willing to specialize in the selection, specification and documentation of these components.

The Specification Engineer Valves & Fittings will be a specialist in this field within the department. You will be consulting and supporting the purchasing department on technical matters. Furthermore you support your colleagues on the yard during the building process of our vessels.

As a Specification Engineer Valves and Fittings you will be working for the Marine & Propulsion department within engineering. You will report hierarchically to the line manager of the department and operationally to the project manager engineering of the project to which you are allocated to.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Selection and specification of process components such as valves and fittings. The specification will include a description of the automation and operation where applicable. The selection of the components is to be based upon ship-specification, standards, norms and, in discussion, stakeholders. The components will be included in our marine propulsion & auxiliary systems.
  • Determination of the correct components features and materials of housings and internals of the components to comply with the requirements derived from piping materials and dimensions.
  • Entry of all relevant specification data into our data-management system.
  • Writing technical specifications for requests for quotations (rfq's) and orders.
  • Technical evaluation of received supplier quotations.
  • Consulting with purchasing on the correctness of aforementioned technical specifications.
  • Corresponding with suppliers and other stakeholders in either Dutch and/or English.
  • Support in finding solutions to technical issues, if needed in communication with other specialists (external/internal).
  • Witnessing FAT's (factory acceptance tests) at suppliers.
  • Guiding and instructing colleagues in assembly and commissioning.
  • Prioritisation on actions to be executed.
  • Maintaining procedures and regulations.


  • Intermediate Vocational Education with experience or BSc degree in mechanical engineering, marine engineering/process technology or petrochemical industry.
  • Able to read P&ID diagrams.
  • Knowledge of piping systems valves and fittings.
  • Preferably some experience in similar word as P&ID designer/draftsman or process engineer.
  • Good verbal and written proficiency in Dutch and English.
  • Car Drivers licence.
  • Willing to travel on occasion and carry out work in other countries.


  • Customer orientation.
  • Results and quality orientation.
  • Shows initiative.
  • Independant and decisiveness.
  • Teamwork.

Department Information

The Marine & Propulsion department within Engineering is responsible for specification, selection and integration of mechanical systems installed on ships based upon specifications, regulations and in close cooperation with suppliers, purchasing, sales and other departments. The scope envelops all complex mechanical systems like propulsion, auxiliary systems and HVAC.

The department Marine & Propulsion department is the part of engineering that:
  • Determines the mechanical systems.
  • Integrates the propulsive driveline into the vessel.
  • Provides the necessary technical diagrams.
  • Routes the piping, tubing and cabling in the vessel design in 3D (NUPAS/CADMATIC).
  • Carries out and supports external parties during the 2D detail design phase.
  • Provides supports to the yard during the build phase on all above subjects.

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