Hydrodynamics Engineer


Asiyan Aydin

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: applying hydrodynamics during various design phases

Projects: complex defense & security vessels  

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: experience in hydrodynamics for complex shipbuilding projects

Your opportunity

As a Hydrodynamics Engineer, you will become an integral part of the design team, contributing during the proposal phase and taking charge of controlling and refining the design throughout the engineering phase. Your primary focus will encompass aspects such as resistance and propulsion, manoeuvrability, and seakeeping for naval shipbuilding projects. Conducting simulations for smoke hindrance is also a crucial aspect of the role, involving the use of various software packages. Additionally, you will be responsible for model testing and overseeing sea acceptance hydrodynamic tests. Effective communication with clients, suppliers, and research institutes will be essential. Collaborating with other engineering disciplines, particularly the Hydrostatic team, you will provide valuable insights and guidance on hydrodynamic aspects.

What you will do

  • Addressing multiple aspects of applying advanced hydrodynamic methods in various ship design phases
  • Utilizing a range of design tools to facilitate research goals and the development of innovative methods
  • Leading projects focused on assessing hydrodynamic and aerodynamic performance in naval structures
  • Quantifying designs through simulations, model testing, and full-scale testing
  • Analyzing and optimizing both existing and innovative designs for enhanced performance

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 are delivering world-class complex naval ships to navies around the world. 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 Naval Architecture
  • Experience in hydrodynamics for complex shipbuilding projects
  • Deep understanding of fluid mechanics and experience with CFD
  • Available for full-time in Vlissingen
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects 

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for excellent work-life balance
  • 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 are supported by Van Storm

Sounds interesting?

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