Damen Naval

Senior Engineer Electrical & Automation

May 01, 2024

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

As the Senior Engineer Electrical & Automation at Damen Naval, you will work on a broad variety of tasks in the field of Electrical and Automation Engineering. You will be involved from the very first (proposal) phase in the project to perform design proposals and calculations. You work and collaborate according to the V-model in our 3DExperience engineering environment, while basic and detailed designs will be thoroughly reviewed, tested and verified throughout both the design as well as the build phase. Depending on the size of the ship building project, you will usually report to the Team Leader, but in smaller projects directly to the Project Manager. The culmination of your work is the launch of a new naval vessel, ready to defend our freedom across the world!

As a Senior Engineer Electrical & Automation  your key responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the engineering process by developing the required deliverables, such as specification documents, functional descriptions, schematic drawings, and test/validation plans.
  • Perform the required technical calculations to prove the design.
  • Participate in design checks and reviews to guarantee the required quality.
  • Compose technical/functional specification documents.
  • Verify technical performance of vendors and subcontractors.
  • Performing cost analysis on received offers, in close cooperation with the Purchase department.
  • Managing vendors and subcontractors to get their timely contribution to the project.
  • Offer support for producing and submitting proposals to our customers.
  • Offer technical support or commissioning activities to projects under contract.
  • Ensuring full compliance to all applicable requirements and specifications imposed by class and customer.
  • Contributing to the further development of the E&A Engineering department.
  • Helping to develop and describe standards and working methods.

To excel as a Senior Engineer Electrical & Automation, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities: 

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Technical Automation, or another relevant technical discipline.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the design and installation of complex Electrical &; Automation systems.
  • Vast experience and broad knowledge of electrical installations and automation systems, preferably in ships, offshore or industrial installations.
  • Experience in the design of (high voltage) Power Distribution systems.
  • Experience in the functional development of Control & Monitoring systems.
  • Knowledge about EMC regulations and compliancy precautions and used to work on Class-regulated products.
  • Experience in Good Engineering Practices, including quality and budget awareness.
  • Experience in complex project environments and managing third-party vendors and subcontractors.
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English language (written and verbal) is essential and German language skills are preferred.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.

Are you interested in the position of Senior Engineer Electrical & Automation, kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.




Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

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

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