Verification & Validation Engineer Lead


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: overseeing Verification, Validation, and Acceptance (VV&A) processes

Projects: complex naval shipbuilding

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: +5 years of experience in VV&A activities related to shipbuilding, offshore equipment, or industrial installations

Your opportunity

As a Verification & Validation Engineer Lead, you will play an essential role in ensuring that advanced naval vessels meet strict customer and regulatory standards. With your broad experience in complex shipbuilding or maritime projects, you will design and manage the requirements model based on customer needs. You will also lead and mentor a specialized verification and validation team working on these complex projects.

What you will do

  • Supervise the Verification, Validation, and Acceptance process in shipbuilding projects
  • Manage the requirements model (Verification Cross Reference Matrix (VCRM)) for each shipbuilding project
  • Enhance the requirements engineering process to ensure a complete set of verified system requirements
  • Lead, coach, and assess the verification and validation team involved in complex shipbuilding projects
  • Coordinate team collaboration with test and integration engineers for validation activities
  • Oversee the agreement process with customers on system specifications

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 designing and executing VV&A activities related to shipbuilding, offshore equipment, or industrial installations
  • Experience with Configuration Management, Requirements Management, and Systems Engineering principles
  • Expertise in the Verification, Validation, and Acceptance (VV&A) process and experience working on Class-regulated products
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, or another relevant technical field
  • Proficiency in German and English is a plus, helpful for communicating in a multicultural environment and with international clients
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are required due to the military nature of the projects

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for 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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