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Design & Proposal Engineer

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You are responsible for examining the application of the customer by making complete ship for designing and determining the cost of construction of the ship, so that the design meets the prescribed customer and classification requirements and the costs are as low as possible. You will be working on the Design & Proposal Engineering department The Managing Director takes care of the commercial handling. In the application phase you work closely with the Manager of the D&P department, Managing Director and the Newbuild Department.

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Tasks & Responsibilities 

  • Designing vessels in accordance with the criteria of the client and our standard designs;
  • Preparing ship designs, specifications, cost calculations and build strategies for sales prospects;
  • Optimizing (standard) designs, in order to lower the price and enhance quality, reliability and the functionality of the vessels;
  • Liaising with internal departments (Research, Engineering) and external parties for optimal project results;
  • Supporting the PR department in providing input for press releases, brochures and websites.


  • Bachelor degree in Maritime/Naval Engineering;
  • Sufficient experience with Proposal Engineering in shipbuilding;
  • Good verbal and written command of the Dutch and English language;
  • You are customer oriented, service oriented, communicative, efficient and proactive.


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;
  • continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy.
  • An active social network through events and sport within the Damen Group.

An assessment and pre-employment screening can be part of the application process.

Company information

Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld has been a Damen Shipyard since 1927. It is in fact the shipyard where Damen Shipyards was founded. Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld is specialized in custom-built, medium-sized vessels and in general repairs and maintenance of inland and coastal vessels. We have a flexible organizational structure with short decision lines, guaranteeing the best service and practical solutions.

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