Structural Engineer Yacht Building


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: structural 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 structural calculations within yacht or shipbuilding sectors

Your opportunity

As a Structural Engineer, you will act as an expert in the field of constructive solutions applied to yacht-building projects. On a daily basis, you will be cooperating with all the other departments (mechanical, electrical, interior and exterior), as well as external stakeholders. 

You will focus on making the arrangement drawings and calculations, such as strength and stiffness, always keeping in mind the requirements of the Classification Societies. 

What you will do

  • Performing all structural calculations for mega yacht projects
  • Producing and checking the construction drawings in reference to load and materials
  • Being the main knowledge carrier in the project team for the structural discipline
  • Communicating on a daily basis with other departments that are involved in the project (mechanical, interior, exterior, structural, and naval architecture)
  • Providing production support for all structural-related questions
  • Reporting to the Project Engineer Structural

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 structural calculations within yacht or shipbuilding sectors
  • 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 rules & regulations for super yachts +80m
  • Experience with Classification Societies is a big asset
  • Passion for technology is a big asset 
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD, and Siemens NX is a huge plus!
  • 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 45K 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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