Damen Naval

Lead Technical Specialist - Propulsion and Electri...

April 01, 2024

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

Damen Naval is seeking a talented Lead Technical Specialist - Propulsion and Electrical Systems, to join our team and drive advancements in propulsion and electrical systems for naval projects. As Lead Technical Specialist - Propulsion and Electrical Systems, you will lead and coordinate a small team of specialists in research, design, proposals, and projects. You will apply your expertise in maritime propulsion, electrical systems, and energy dynamics to develop creative solutions for complex naval projects. From initial trade-off studies to system validation during testing, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the performance and reliability of key ship systems.

As Lead Technical Specialist - Propulsion and Electrical Systems, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Guide and prioritize project activities for the specialist team throughout all project phases.
  • Provide technical expertise and creative solutions for multidisciplinary projects, meeting quality, schedule, and budget requirements.
  • Support verification and validation tests during production and warranty phases.
  • Initiate and support the development of innovative solutions to meet future project requirements.
  • Advise on project activity lists and manhour budgets.
  • Develop and review technical deliverables such as functional descriptions, simulations, and test protocols.
  • Contribute to process improvement and knowledge transfer within the department.

To succeed as Lead Technical Specialist - Propulsion and Electrical Systems, you should have,

  • Master degree in a technical field with at least ten years of relevant experience.
  • Theoretical knowledge of maritime propulsion, electrical systems, and energy dynamics.
  • Extensive experience in power generation, energy storage, and auxiliary energy systems for naval projects.
  • Strong collaboration skills with research institutes, universities, vendors, and subcontractors.
  • Proficiency in dynamic simulations using tools like Matlab Simulink.
  • Experience in academic research and validation methods.
  • Key competencies including customer orientation, results orientation, teamwork, leadership, and creativity.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language both written and verbal.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.

Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.

Are you interested in the position of As Lead Technical Specialist - Propulsion and Electrical Systems, kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

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