ABOUT US

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. You could join our team – over 500 professionals in our locations In Schiedam and Vlissingen. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is renowned internationally for its on-time, on budget delivery of high-quality naval vessels, as well as its role of full-service provider, or integrator, throughout the life-cycle of its products. The division has a rich history reaching back over 140 years and is proud of its long tradition of serving the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), the launching customer of eight successive generations of Damen Combatants. Today, Damen Naval operates yards and specialist engineering companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Romania and additionally constructs vessels at non-Damen locations of clients’ choosing all around the world. Damen Naval is looking towards the future. Together with its partners, the division undertakes in-depth R&D with a view to optimising the efficiency of naval shipbuilding processes for the future. Are you ready for duty?

THE ROLE

As Senior Specification Engineer at Damen Naval you will analyse and assess specifications, set up, model and revise engineering package(s) and/or integrate systems and supplies. You will report feedback to and support stakeholders on technical aspects and questions within the specialism Marine Engineering

As Senior Specification Engineer you will work in line with project requirements, customer needs, technical and operations guidelines and regulations. Your activities will contribute to efficient production and to maximize reliability quality, safety, sustainability and efficiency of the Damen Naval portfolio.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

As Senior Specification Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Analyze and assess specifications and/or technical requirements related to products, systems and processes (materials, quality, environment, health, safety, design optimization, product specifications), perform initial opportunity and risk analyses and propose and/or implement mitigations for any identified risks.
  • Set up and model the basic engineering package for standard and/or new products based on relevant information, specifications and in line with applicable (HSSEQ) rules, regulations and DSNS engineering standards.
  • Set up and model the detailed engineering package based on basic engineering package in line with specifications, (shipyard) requirements, applicable (HSSEQ) rules, regulations and DSNS engineering standards.
  • Update the basic and/or detailed engineering package and where needed inform, discuss and advise with technical lead, technical specialist and/or relevant stakeholders.
  • Support internal and external stakeholders on technical aspects and questions 6. Execute (parts of) projects and/or project design reviews.
  • Document (maintenance) activities performed on processes, design status, installations and equipment and/or provide insights regarding quantitative and qualitative developments by means of periodical and ad hoc reports and/or analyses on design and technical progress of documentation.
  • Identify and evaluate bottlenecks in processes, designs, installations and equipment, make suggestions for improvement and, if applicable, ensure and monitor implementation after approval.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

As Senior Specification Engineer you need to have:

  • Professional education on Bachelor or Master level related to the engineer discipline or proven work skills based upon experience.
  • More than five years experience with mechanical systems on board at complex vessels and with statutory bodies.
  • Able to work with and manage third-party vendors and subcontractors.
  • Characteristics: quality, planning and budget awareness.
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English language (written and verbal) is essential.
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad occasionally.
  • Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening and investigation are a part of the recruitment procedure (given the military nature of the project).
  • EU citizenship or valid EU work visa required to be considered as viable candidate.

WHAT WE OFFER

We highly value our employees and support your professional and personal development. Therefore we invest in all our employees by:

  • A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment.
  • A competitive salary package & other benefit.
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.

OTHER

Are you interested in the position of Senior Specification Engineer and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please apply directly via the Damen career portal or through the apply now button.

For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the working at Damen Naval webpage or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note, that only candidates with an EU citizenship or valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates. 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 will not be considered.

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