Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) is continuously improving its designing process and corresponding tools. Extensive experience from vessel production and operation by customers is used in feedback for new designs and tools. Advanced Design Tool development therefore encompasses historical as-built data as well as prediction methods for creating and improving design tools.
Possible design tools are:
- (Life cycle) cost estimates, the trade-off of using different systems in the design has large impact on both the capital investment as well as the operational costs. Early detailed predictions of these costs are becoming increasingly important.
- Weight estimations on different levels of detail, estimating weight early in the design process requires insight in the relevant systems, parameters that influence it.
- Propulsions trade –offs, taking into account requirements such as noise, vibration, environment, hybrid configurations, etc.
Tasks & Responsibilities
As a graduate at DSNS Products and Proposals, you will face several aspects in the field of design tools. It’s not only theory or practice, but the combination of theory with practice that leads to the best results. Design tools are used in early phases of projects but form the basis for the further development of the projects. A graduate in this field is responsible for taking into account several departments and will be involved in high speed developments while also considering the requirements for of engineering the output of design tools.
Send us your motivation and favourite subject as well as your CV!
The perfect candidate is:
- A HBO or University student Applied Physics / Maritime Technology;
- A top class student;
- Passionate about ships or shipbuilding;
- Familiar with ship design;
- Able to balance level of detail and applicability of tools;
- Capable of identifying and communicating with multiple stakeholders;
- Independent, analytical and proactive;
- Fluent in English (spoken and written).
For over 140 years, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has been building vessels that sail the world seas. During the last decade we have concentrated our efforts on building technically high-quality naval vessels. Many find their way to the Royal Netherlands Navy, but also to customers in other parts of the world. Over the past few years, DSNS has grown to become a state-of-the-art shipyard. Innovation in the areas of shipbuilding continues to take on an increasingly prominent position. By applying a thematic approach, from engineering through to production, technical work and highly skilled handiwork are combined. DSNS is a member of the Damen Shipyards Group, the largest employer in the shipbuilding business in The Netherlands, currently employing approximately 9000 people, working in over 30 companies all over the world. This allows us not only to build vessels in an increasing number of countries, but also gives us the opportunity to offer our employees the possibility to further skill themselves in a national and international environment. We have been able to achieve this position thanks to our enthusiastic and well-educated employees. In Vlissingen as well as abroad they display their qualities on a daily basis.