Design & Proposal Engineer Dredging NETHERLANDS - Damen Shipyards
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Design & Proposal Engineer Dredging NETHERLANDS

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Damen Shipyards Group is looking for a Design & Proposal Engineer for our Dredging department.

As a Design & Proposal Engineer you translate customer requirements into the design of a vessel in close cooperation with our Sales department. You prepare ship designs and specifications, calculate costs and determine the delivery time through close collaboration with other departments within Damen (R&D, Engineering, Production and Sales). You will also be involved in developing new vessels and optimizing our current product portfolio together with a team of specialists.

The Dredging department is responsible for the construction and design of all dredging vessels and their equipment. The portfolio contains: Cutter Suction Dredgers, Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers, booster stations, (deep-sea) mining tools (in cooperation with a specialized partner), Dredging pumps (own design) and all sorts of practical applications for dredging components. The Dredging department has access to a number of experienced dredging consultants, who can give their input in the design & proposal process. The development of cutter suction dredgers and special dredging applications is executed by a team of experienced specialists located in Nijkerk and/or Gorinchem. In this process, the exchange of information is key for a better product.


Tasks & Responsibilities 

Your tasks & responsibilities as Design & Proposal Engineer Dredging include:

  • Product development and optimization including market research and concept design.
  • Selecting the best fitting vessels/tools based on customer requirements and a standard design, optimized with standard options. Your aim will be to find the most (cost) effective solution to transport soil from A to B.
  • Preparing ship designs, specifications, cost calculations and build strategies for sales prospects.
  • Providing technical support to the Damen Sales organization during the tender process (by giving presentations or providing calculations for instance).
  • Liaising with internal departments (R&D, Engineering) and external parties for optimal project results.
  • Optimizing (standard) designs in order to lower the price and enhance quality, reliability and the functionality of the vessels.
  • Keeping track of the overall progress in the pre-sales phase.


Do you fit our profile of Design & Proposal Engineer Dredging? You must have:

  • A Bachelor degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Technology.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience, preferably in the naval industry.
  • Good command of written and spoken language skills in English.
  • A customer-oriented personality with strong communication skills.
  • The willingness to travel when needed.


Here at Damen we realize supporting and managing many talented individuals is of great essence. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That’s why we continually invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

  • a dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • a competitive salary;
  • at least 40 days of annual leave (fulltime);
  • travel allowance;
  • profit sharing & pension allowance;
  • continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy (including Leadership & Management development programs);
  • an active social environment in terms of events & sports.

Pre-employment Screening:

For certain positions, prior to extending an offer of employment, Damen will check and verify the following information: professional references, the authenticity of identity documentation and educational credentials, an integrity statement and a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC). For some positions an assessment may be part of the application procedure.

Company information

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, headquarters of the Damen Shipyards Group, is a well-known leading international shipyard. Damen Shipyards Group operates more than 32 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide with a total turnover of 1.7 billion Euro. At Damen Shipyards Gorinchem we design and build a wide range of products including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and cargo vessels. Damen delivers more than 180 vessels each year. In fact, we have built more than 6,000 ships since 1969. Our clients include contractors, oil companies, port authorities, offshore companies and maritime service providers.

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