Structures Engineer Shipbuilding


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: developing construction plans, section, and foundation drawings, as well as outer deck arrangements, utilizing 2D and 3D CAD software

Projects: complex defense & security vessels

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of a global established group

Main requirements: 2+ years of experience in ship or offshore installations structure engineering, familiarity with class and statutory regulations, proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD

Your opportunity

As a Structures Engineer, you will immerse yourself in the realm of ship structure engineering, employing 2D and 3D modeling software to fulfill client and regulatory requisites. Working closely with a team of structural engineers and analysts under the supervision of a Team Lead, you will contribute to the formulation of construction plans, drawings, and arrangements, taking into account factors such as weight, producibility, and maintainability.

What you will do

  • Developing construction plans, section, and foundation drawings, as well as outer deck arrangements, utilizing 2D and 3D CAD software
  • Collaborating within a dynamic team to deliver high-quality solutions to our clients
  • Assisting in technical analysis and ensuring strict compliance with relevant requirements and specifications
  • Contributing to the continual advancement of the engineering department and the establishment of project standards

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 deliver world-class complex naval ships to navies worldwide. 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 or Marine Engineering or similar
  • 2+ years of experience in ship structure engineering, coupled with expertise in structures, preferably within the context of ships or offshore installations
  • Familiarity with class and statutory regulations, as well as proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD systems (Cadmatic Hull, Catia, or Solidworks)
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team
  • Available for full-time in Vlissingen
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects

Your benefits

  • Enjoy your time off: 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Stay safe during business trips: Business Travel Insurance
  • Paid commuting and interview cost
  • Spreek Nederlands! Basic Dutch course, so you will understand Dutch jokes during coffee breaks
  • Meet new friends: we invite you 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       
  • Make yourself at home: we fully support your relocation & registration process

Sounds interesting?

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