FEM Specialist


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: FEM calculations of complex shipbuilding structures

Projects: custom-built mega yachts +80m

Company: Leading mega yacht design studio with excellent development opportunities

Main requirements: +2 years of experience in FEM calculations for yacht, shipbuilding, or aviation sectors 

Your opportunity

As a FEM Specialist, you will work in a high-quality technical area at the core of the engineering process. Your main task will be to optimize the strength of the construction of the mega yacht projects. You will be responsible for the modeling, analysis, and calculations of the complete ship constructions. Next to that, you will work on various projects at the same time and support structural developments within the team, and other departments. 

What you will do

  • Preparing models, calculations, and analysis of complex shipbuilding structures (longitudinal strength, stiffens, etc.)
  • Modeling, calculation, and analysis of local structures (integration of equipment, windows, superstructures, etc.)
  • Processing the models and results from your calculations into final reports, including progress and technical issues
  • Collaborating with other colleagues from the FEM department
  • Communicating on a daily basis with other departments that are involved in the project (mechanical, interior, exterior, structural, and naval architecture)

Where you will work

Almost every vessel is born surrounded by 3 key elements. The client, the designer, and a blank piece of paper. If you ever dreamt about taking part in this beautiful process, this is the perfect place for you!

Our client is an international bureau specializing in the design, engineering, research & development of luxury custom-built motor superyachts. The exceptional quality of their products comes from the way of working together and sharing knowledge on a daily basis.

  • Long and rich traditions paired up with the latest trends in design and technology
  • A creative center of a bigger organization that unites 4 shipyards and several design and engineering offices
  • Classical design style combined with revolutionary concepts
  • Almost 200 international colleagues, passionate about the mega yacht building 

What you already have

  • +2 years of experience in the theoretical and practical approach to FEM calculation and analysis within yacht or shipbuilding experience
  • BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture or Naval Engineering
  • A proactive and independent approach, since you will be involved in projects from start to finish
  • Excellent knowledge of FEM calculation and structural analysis
  • Passion for technology is a big asset 
  • Good working knowledge of 3D software and Femap and/or Ansys
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team and clients 

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise, starting from 50K gross per year
  • Hybrid working policy: use the home office to do the deep work, and come to the office to brainstorm with your colleagues
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access 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.
  • Housing search support and registration provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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