Graduation: System Modeling – Damen – Gorinchem


About us

The Research, Development & Innovation department of Damen helps the company to become the most sustainable and digitally connected shipyard in the world. We give support to the business in the development of an innovative product portfolio and offer pro-active advice with the aim of further improving the quality and performance of the Damen products and services.

The RD&I department is divided into Research, Development, and Enabling Technologies branches. There are six research teams.

Damen invests substantially in its own internal R&D projects. Moreover, we are also very active in collaborative R&D projects with industry partners, as well as academia and knowledge institutes, both nationally and internationally.

The role

Two major aspects of design that one of the RD&I teams has it focus on, are the integration between design tooling and simulation models, as well as ensuring repeatability of the execution and traceability of information.

The approach for these aspects, is the implementation of a model-based system architecture environment. Information is stored and exchanged in these system models instead of documents, and calculations ranging from basic computations to complex numerical simulations are highly automated and integrated into the process execution.

You will collaborate with the staff of Damen RD&I; supporting the colleagues with creating the structure of this model-based system, using the commercial software Dassault Cameo.

Key accountabilities

The targets of the dissertation work:

  • Formalizing a flowchart for the initial design of an offshore patrol vessel, aiming at estimating lightship weight, propulsion power, engine room and fuel tanks sizing based on initial main dimensions and deadweight requirements;
  • Creating the initial model of the system (ship) architecture;
  • Exploring solutions to connect the system model to the available database.
  • Skills & experience

    At least several skills/experiences from the following list are required, to be considered for the position:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program with a Technical background;
  • Strong analytical skills with a passion for shipbuilding!
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, capable of collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
  • Understanding of model-based systems, experience with Dassault Cameo is a plus.
  • What we offer

  • An internship/ graduation fee and travel allowance will be paid, for the duration of the assignment.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the intersection of research and implementation within the maritime industry.
  • Mentoring at academic level will be available throughout the internship.
  • Work closely with industry experts and professionals, expanding your network and knowledge base.
  • Competitive internship stipend and potential for career advancement within Damen.
  • Other

    To apply for this internship, please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your interest in research and relevant experience, and any additional materials showcasing your qualifications. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!


    Job Detail

  • Reference number NL02592
  • Date posted 25/04/2024
  • Closing date 31/08/2024
  • Location Gorinchem
  • Country The Netherlands
  • Expertise Students
  • Product Group Damen Shipyards Group
  • Company Damen Shipyards Group
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