Plans and Arrangements Engineer


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: producing broad variety of plans and arrangement

Projects: complex defence & security vessels  

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: +5 years of experience in the class approval process

Your opportunity

As a Plans and Arrangements Engineer your main task will be to produce a technical package and have it successfully approved by the customer, Class, Statutory & Flag Societies.

You will mainly focus on delivering 2D & 3D documentation of plans and arrangements. You will be involved in both, basic and detail phases of the project within the Structural Engineering Department. 

What you will do

  • Producing technical package consisting of statutory plans, arrangements of accommodation, outer decks and technical spaces excluding engine room
  • Cooperating on a daily basis with other team members, statutory bodies and the customer
  • Communicating with the owner’s team, surveyors, flag & class societies
  • Checking and analyzing the technical data provided by suppliers and subcontractors
  • Supporting the production team during the commissioning phase

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

  • +5 years of experience in structural engineering within shipbuilding or offshore sectors
  • Excellent technical knowledge of plans and arrangements
  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering
  • Good working knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD systems (Cadmatic and/or Catia)
  • Good theoretical & practical knowledge of class and flag rules & regulations
  • Excellent communication and people skills, since you will be communicating with other internal departments, as well as external stakeholders
  • A practical and customer-oriented approach, since you will be involved in communication with clients and class societies
  • Ability to work in a highly complex technical environment, so expect to be positively challenged
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team. Willingness to learn Dutch is much appreciated!
  • Available for full-time in the Rotterdam area
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects 

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 50K gross per year
  • 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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