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Specification Engineer Interior

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Quick Facts


Works on a broad variety of tasks in the field of Interior, such as accommodation, insulation, floor covering, various ship-specific living and working spaces, etc. Can be involved from the first proposal until final delivery. Works in a team of several engineers and implements technical and practical knowledge into the design and takes care all relevant data is stored accurately in the PDM-system. Contributes to the engineering process by developing the required deliverables, such as (technical) specification documents, functional descriptions and test/validation plans, and by reviewing supplier documentation.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Setting up of (functional) technical specifications for suppliers and subcontractors based upon customer and design requirements.
  • Performs technical evaluations of quotations from suppliers and subcontractors in close cooperation with the purchasing department.
  • Ensures full compliance to all applicable requirements imposed by customer and regulatory bodies.
  • Engages in technical discussions to achieve comparable levels of compliancy for competing suppliers of the same product/system (providing a good starting point for the commercial negotiation).
  • Can defend technical solutions and communicate these with stakeholders.
  • Acquisition and review of supplier engineering information/documentation (i.e. arrangement and detailed drawings, calculations, diagrams, etc.).
  • Responsible for integration of delivered components/systems into ship design in close cooperation with internal departments, supplier, regulatory bodies and owner.
  • Providing input and updates for the engineering database (i.e. purchase orders, parts, metadata, documentation).
  • Performs required technical calculations to validate the design.
  • Composes technical/functional specification documents (i.e. System Description Statements, HAT and SAT procedures).
  • Verifies technical performance of products and systems (i.e. inspection of equipment at supplier premises, FAT’s).
  • Offers technical support for commissioning activities.
  • Ensures good working relationship with technical representatives of suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Participates in design checks and reviews in order to guarantee the required quality.
  • Contributes to the further development of the engineering department.

Your Profile

  • Professional education on Bachelor level related to the Interior design discipline or proven work skills based upon experience.
  • Knowledge of interior systems, preferably in ships or offshore installations.
  • Quality, planning and budget awareness.
  • Able to work with and manage third-party vendors and subcontractors.
  • Preferably two years’ experience in engineering of interior systems.
  • Preferably experience with Regulatory bodies.
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English language written as well as verbal.
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad.

Department Information

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding boasts a state of the art Engineering organisation, which is responsible for basic and detailed engineering of ships consigned to DSNS for production at the Vlissingen yard and to an increasing extent for production abroad.
The Naval & Structural group is part of the Engineering department. The employees have been divided over projects, in which they contribute to both product definition and the engineering of production information within their field.

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