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About us

Our goal is to develop, design, and construct a portfolio of tugs / dredgers / workboats in the most effective and efficient manner, primarily based on series production of (smart-customized) standard designs. Damen Workboats offers a range of innovative, standardized & smart-customized designs, fulfilling current and developing market demands, with well-balanced levels of quality, service, price, and delivery time thereby providing optimal solutions for our clients.

The role

Does your heart beat faster when you see a vessel? Are you a Lead Mechanical Engineer ready for the next step, with the challenge to develop standardized solutions which are suitable for our ship types? Then please read further, as we are looking for an Lead Engineer Mechanical for our standardization team.

The standardization team within Engineering is responsible for the development of the standard systems, parts and solutions. Within the standardization team, all the building blocks will be developed (including class approval), which will be integrated in the new or existing ship designs. This to increase the commonality over the various ship-types, which in the end leads to reduction of cost, shortened engineering lead time and an improved overall quality. Besides that, the team supports Services and the Yards in case of problems related to the standard designs.

As a Lead Engineer you are partly responsible for Mechanical standardization and development projects, under the ultimate responsibility of the Project Manager Engineering. You have the analytic ability to thoroughly understand and comprehend root causes of problems and functional and stake-holder requirements, to be able to come to a well-supported technical design or solution. You are familiar to Rules and able to get to the heart of the matter, to interpret and translate it for the ship-types within Workboats. In case of non-compliances, you are able to work out an equivalent solution with the Society concerned. You bring specialist technical knowledge in one or two more specific disciplines, of which Hydraulics is one of them, and acts as a central source of information regarding these subjects.

Key accountabilities

• Executing all the phases of engineering according the V-model. From the setting-up of functional requirements until the preparation of commissioning protocols;
• Is able to set-up a project plan and perform it from end-to-end;
• Assessing and analysing input of suppliers, services, detailed engineering and suppliers;
• Working closely together with all stakeholders;
• Monitoring quality and organizing interface and system integration with other disciplines and co-makers;
• Performing (complex) calculations related to Class, load/power, strength and flow in the mechanical engineering field;
• Supporting the Class and National Authorities approval process;
• Preparing system diagrams, propulsion arrangements and outfitting drawings;
• Preparing Test protocols and analyse the test results;
• Preparing Design Philosophies, Measurements and Commissioning protocols;
• Coordinating the work to the Engineers in the team;
• Outsourcing of work to our 3D Engineering partners.

Skills & experience

Quality consciousness and a practical approach is in your blood. You are an easy-going person, pro-active, creative, showing ownership and result driven. In addition, you meet the following features:

• Minimum of 8 years of working experience in Mechanical Engineering in the maritime sector
• Specialist technical knowledge in one or two more specific disciplines, of which Hydraulics is one of them;
• Familiarity with the Rules and Regulation and being able to interpret it and translate it for our ship-type portfolio;
• Bachelor degree in Engineering, preferably in the field of Mechanical Engineering;
• Experience with AutoCAD;
• An interest in innovation and an open mindset to new technologies;
• Good communication skills in managing stakeholders;
• English is a must, Dutch is a plus.

What we offer

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 :
• a dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation; • a competitive salary;
• at least 40 days of annual leave
(in case of full time employment)
• travel allowance;
• profit sharing & pension allowance;
• continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy.