Sr. Mechanical Engineer – Tugs – Damen – Gorinchem


About us

At Damen Workboats our goal is to develop, design and construct a portfolio of tugs, dredgers or workboats in the most effective and efficient manner, primarily based on series production of smart-customized standard designs.

Damen Workboats offers a range of innovative, standardized and smart-customized designs. These fulfil current and developing market demands, with well-balanced levels of quality, service, price and delivery time thereby providing optimal solutions for our clients.

The role

We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our Tugs Engineering department. As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be part of an international team looking for ways to improve existing designs or create new designs which will help Damen Workboats to stay ahead of competition. In this role, you will collaborate closely with co-makers, suppliers, and all relevant departments, including Research & Development, Design & Proposal, Supply Chain, Services, and Production. Your primary objective will be to ensure that all mechanical systems meet industry standards and regulations while being seamlessly integrated into the overall design. If you’re passionate about innovative solutions within the maritime industry and have a solid background in shipbuilding engineering, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to the advancement of cutting-edge technologies that redefine the future of tugboat engineering.

Key accountabilities

  • Executing all the phases of engineering according the V-model. From the setting-up of functional requirements until the preparation of commissioning protocols;Assessing and analysing input of suppliers, services, detailed engineering and suppliers;
  • Working closely together with all stakeholders;
  • Monitoring quality and organizing interface and system integration with other disciplines and co-makers;
  • Performing calculations related to load/power, strength and flow calculations in the mechanical engineering field;
  • Supporting the Class and National Authorities approval process;
  • Preparing system diagrams, propulsion arrangements and outfitting drawings;
  • Preparing Commissioning protocols;
  • Coordinating the outsourcing of work to our 3D Engineering partners.
  • Skills & experience

    Quality consciousness and a practical approach is in your blood. You are proactive, creative and working accurately. In addition, you meet the following features:

  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience in Mechanical Engineering, preferably in the maritime sector;
  • A Bachelor degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering;
  • An interest in innovation and an open mindset to new technologies;
  • Good communication skills;
  • English is a must, Dutch is a plus
  • What we offer

    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:

  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • A salary matching your skills and experience;
  • At least 40 days of annual leave, in case of full time employment;
  • Travel allowance;
  • Pension allowance;
  • Continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy.
  • Other

    Damen Workboats does not approve of a commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.


    Job Detail

  • Reference number NL02394
  • Date posted 01/03/2024
  • Closing date 27/06/2024
  • Location Gorinchem
  • Country The Netherlands
  • Expertise Engineering – Mechanical
  • Product Group Damen Workboats
  • Company Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
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