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Teamcaptain Engineering - Dredging


As a Teamcaptain Engineering you will be responsible for the development of a team that will start up multiple Engineering to Order Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) projects. You will also support the development of the next generation Damen TSHD’s in close cooperation with our Design & Proposal team. You will manage a project team of Project managers Engineering and Engineers in Gorinchem and will also be responsible for managing the outsourcing of engineering with internal and external partners. With your excellent coaching and leadership skills these projects will be realized in time, within budget and will comply to all our quality requirements by your team. You will also liaise with the Product Group, engineering partners and maintain contact with the client and the suppliers. You will be responsible, together with the Product group, for the development of new vessels. You will work at the headquarters of the Damen Shipyards Group in Gorinchem.
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 Teamcaptain Engineering include:
  • Coordinate and oversee multiple projects with regard to the engineering of a ship, the purchasing of systems or components and the outsourcing of work to subcontractors;
  • Manage engineering in 4 phases: design check, basic engineering, detailed engineering and production support;
  • Manage, supervise and assess an engineering team;
  • Manage Class and national authorities approval process;
  • Provision of engineering support during the construction of the ship;
  • Assess input from our own employees, but also from suppliers and partners;
  • Monitor on quality, progress and costs and prepare status reports.
Do you fit our profile of Project Manager Engineering Shipbuilding? You must have:
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering or in Mechanical Engineering
  • You have extensive experience within dredging and preferably with TSHD's
  • You have at least 7 years of experience in managing multiple engineering projects
  • You have experience in managing and coaching a group of engineers
  • You have good communication skills in Dutch and English
  • You are quality conscious and teamwork is important to you
  • You have good communication skills in managing stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel on a frequent basis.
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;
  • 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.

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem


Damen Shipyards Gorinchem is the headquarters of the Damen Shipyards Group. Gorinchem still functions as a yard but the main activities involve the daily management of the Damen Shipyards Group. Damen Services and the Offshore & Transport division is also located here.



MVB ID #169385
Plaatsingsdatum donderdag 26 oktober 2017
Locatie Gorinchem
Dienstverband Deeltijd
Opleidingsniveau WO
Sector Dredging, Zeescheepvaart
Functiecategorie Engineering
Regio Zuid-Holland


Bedrijfsnaam Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
ContactpersoonDhr. Boy Ramirez Verhoeven
Telefoon +31 (0)183 63 9447
Fax +31 183 632189

Postbus 1
4200 AA Gorinchem

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