Design Engineer

Job summary:

Tasks: creating drawings, diagrams, and technical specifications based on the data received from the Design & Proposal Engineer

Projects: preparing drawings for the concept phase of the naval ships

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of a global established group

Main requirements: +3 years of experience as a Draftsman or Designer within the shipbuilding sector

Your opportunity

Join a leading company that delivers world-class, complex naval ships to navies worldwide and you will play a role in shaping naval projects by ensuring precise visualization and detailed specifications. Collaborating closely with other members of a proposal project team, you will contribute significantly to the delivery of comprehensive tender packages. Your expertise will be essential in transforming technical concepts into accurate drawings and diagrams, ultimately supporting the successful execution of naval projects. This role offers a unique chance to work on impactful projects within a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment and be involved in the project's initial phase.

What you will do

  • Prepare drawings, diagrams, and arrangements to visualize technical designs ensuring they meet specifications accurately 
  • Create 3D modeling and prototyping
  • Visualize projects through electronic and physical models, helping customers understand and approve your designs
  • Determine spatial requirements and assign functions within ship layouts maximizing space and enhancing functionality 
  • Collaborate with engineering and production teams to ensure a smooth transition of designs into subsequent phases, working as part of an ambitious international team 

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defense systems. With a strong engineering and yard team, they deliver world-class complex naval ships to navies worldwide. In the current geopolitical climate, the organization is expanding significantly and providing excellent opportunities for professional growth.

  • New technologies galore: state-of-the-art naval technology, digital twinning, virtual reality, and more!
  • Well-established shipyard with a long-lasting track record, part of a global shipbuilding group
  • Excellent market outlook: order book filled way into the 2030s and still more projects expected
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Naval Engineering
  • +3 years of relevant experience to provide a strong technical background 
  • Experience with creating shipbuilding drawings and diagrams, and visualizing ideas to effectively communicate design concepts 
  • Skilled in various design concepts and hands-on coordination of design processes to efficiently manage projects 
  • Proficient in CAD tools like MicroStation, AutoCAD, or Rhino to produce detailed and accurate designs 
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are necessary due to the nature of the projects 

Your benefits

  • Enjoy your time off: 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Stay safe during business trips: Business Travel Insurance
  • Paid commuting and interview cost
  • Spreek Nederlands! Basic Dutch course, so you will understand Dutch jokes during coffee breaks
  • Meet new friends: we invite you to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.             
  • Make yourself at home: we fully support your relocation & registration process

Sounds interesting?

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