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Design & Proposal Engineer Dredging


Based on a variety of vessels and markets we have different product departments at Damen. Each product department has its own specialism. One of these product groups is Dredging, responsible for all customized dredging vessels. For the Dredging department we are looking for two Design & Proposal Engineers.

As 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 (Research, Engineering, Production and Sales). Besides that your task is to develop new vessels and optimize our current product portfolio together with a team of specialists.

Tasks & Responsibilities
As Design & Proposal Engineer you are responsible for the following activities:

  • Product development and optimization including market research and concept design;
  • Selecting the best fitting vessels/tools based on the customer requirements and a standardized design optimized with standard options. Here we aim to use the most (costs) effective way to transport soil from A to B;
  • Preparing ship designs, specifications, cost calculations and build strategies for sales prospects;
  • Provide technical support to the Damen sales organization during the contracting process, for example by giving presentations or providing calculations;
  • Liaising with internal departments (Research, 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.

  • Bachelor degree in Naval Architecture and Engineering;
  • Preferably a minimum 5 years relevant work experience;
  • Good verbal and written command of the English language;
  • You are customer-oriented and you have good communication skills.
  • Experience with Naval is an advantage.
  • You are willing to travel.

Department Information
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.

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 #169529
Plaatsingsdatum maandag 6 november 2017
Locatie Gorinchem
Dienstverband Voltijd
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Dredging, Scheepsbouw en -reparatie
Functiecategorie Engineering
Regio Nederland, 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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