Propulsion System Engineer


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: integrate the propulsion systems into the vessels

Projects: complex defense & security vessels  

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: MSc. degree in Marine Engineering

Your opportunity

As an Integration Engineer Propulsion Systems, your role entails designing and integrating propulsion systems into project throughout the engineering phase. You will be involved in the project from the proposal stage, assisting in the definition and selection of feasible propulsion configurations and components.

Your responsibilities include acquiring propulsion components in collaboration with the Purchasing department during the Basic Engineering phase. You will also be responsible for integrating these purchased components with the ship. During the Detailed Engineering phase, you will participate in FAT and develop installation and alignment procedures for the propulsion components. Additionally, you will provide production support during installation, STW, HAT, and SAT.

What you will do

  • Developing functional technical specifications for suppliers and subcontractors based on customer and design requirements
  • Conducting technical evaluations of supplier quotations in close collaboration with the purchasing department
  • Ensuring compliance with customer and regulatory requirements during technical discussions with competing suppliers
  • Acquiring and reviewing supplier engineering information and documentation, such as mechanical drawings, schematics, calculations, and electrical diagrams
  • Integrating delivered components and systems into the ship's design, coordinating with internal departments, suppliers, statutory bodies, and the owner
  • Creating technical and functional specification documents, including system description statements, installation and alignment procedures, HAT, and SAT procedures
  • Verifying the technical performance of products and systems through dynamic simulations, equipment inspections at supplier premises, FATs, and onboard installations

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 insight

What you already have

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Marine Engineering
  • Experience and knowledge of propulsion systems, preferably in shipbuilding
  • 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 45K 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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