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Senior Engineer Shipbuilding - Tugs

Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards

Gorinchem, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

We offer you an Ocean of Possibilities. Join our family.

About us

At Damen Workboats our goal is to develop, design and construct a portfolio of tugs, dredgers or 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 and smart-customized designs. These fulfil 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

We are currently seeking an experienced Shipbuilding Engineer to join our Tugs Engineering department. As a Shipbuilding Engineer, you will be part of an international team looking for ways to improve existing designs or create new designs which will help Damen Workboats to stay ahead of competition.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with co-makers, suppliers, and all relevant departments, including Research & Development, Design & Proposal, Supply Chain, Services, and Production. Your primary objective will be to ensure that all shipbuilding constructions and systems meet industry standards and regulations while being seamlessly integrated into the overall design.

If you're passionate about innovative solutions within the maritime industry and have a solid background in shipbuilding engineering, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to the advancement of cutting-edge technologies that redefine the future of Tugboat engineering.

Key accountabilities

In this role you will be:

  • Working on the shipbuilding design and engineering aspects of our projects;
  • Ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations;
  • Monitoring work progress (Engineering) and making adjustments as necessary to ensure projects are completed on time;
  • Supporting in the client, class and national authorities approval process;
  • Structural design and integration of steel hull and outfitting;
  • Coordination of work with the Engineering Project Manager;
  • Ensuring appropriate quality of engineering work within one or more projects at a technical level.

Skills & experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in shipbuilding design and engineering in the maritime sector;
  • Strong knowledge of shipbuilding construction and systems used in the vessels;
  • Creating technical design and solution, based on functional and/or stakeholder requirements;
  • Organizational and project management skills (aimed at Engineering);
  • Experience with marine industry standards and regulations;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Relevant certifications or qualifications in Shipbuilding Engineering or related fields.

What we offer

We want to make sure you are a happy Shipbuilding Engineer, so we will support you to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that's why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • An open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines.


Damen Workboats does not approve of a commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.


Eric Atuahene [C]