Engineer Combat – Damen Naval – Schiedam

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About us

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?

The role

As an Engineer Combat Systems at Damen Naval, you will support technical activities related design, installation, verification, maintenance and refits of Combat Systems for Naval vessels. You will get involved in above water and underwater sensor systems, weapon, command, and control systems. Your effort will result into an integration of systems into a naval combat suite for Damen Naval ships.

Key accountabilities

As the Engineer Combat Systems at Damen Naval, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse and revise basic and detailed Combat Systems packages for existing and/or new products based on relevant information and specifications.
  • Implement improvements for the basic and/or detailed Combat Systems packages and where needed inform, discuss with and advise team lead, technical lead, technical specialists and relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Understand the execution and synchronization of project activities related to all deliverables and obligations of the Subcontractor(s).
  • Support the subcontractors & suppliers’ contribution to the project(s) during preparation and execution.
  • Assist the technical subcontract manager Combat Systems in defining, establishing and validating (the testing of) functional and physical interfaces.
  • Ensure full compliance with all applicable requirements and specifications.
  • Support the Proposal Department and the engineering and production group by delivering quality engineering products.
  • Participate during contractual milestones, tests and trials, such as FAT, HAT and SAT as accepting party.
  • Assist the warranty authority on all warranty issues that have been identified.

Skills & experience

To excel as the Engineer Combat Systems, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in engineering and/or subcontract management related to complex (combat) systems, acquired in the shipbuilding or a related industry.
  • Experience in communicating with engineers, suppliers, subcontractors’ staff and project managers in shipbuilding or a related industry.
  • Understanding in a variety of engineering concepts (V-model) and practices.
  • Experience with working in complex project environments.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Technical domain.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language (written and verbal)
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel abroad to from time to time, when and as required to support project activities and objectives.
  • 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.

What we offer

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 Engineer Combat 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 contact the Corporate Recruitment department via

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.

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

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