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Engineer Combat systems (Project-Based)


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time


While taking pride in heritage, our client is looking towards the future, are you ready for duty?

Job description

Our client offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun. The naval division of our client is located in Vlissingen and Schiedam. They employ hundreds of professionals and have a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding with its original roots stemming back more than 100 years. Our client has been an important partner for our Royal Netherlands Navy for more than 50 years now. For their location in Vlissingen, we are looking for a Functional Design Specification Engineer F126 (Project Based). 

The role
As Engineer Combat Systems you will support technical activities related to Combat Systems for Naval vessels, in the areas of definition and technical specification of these systems, procurement support and engineering integration. These activities will include validation and verification support of developed and delivered combat systems against their requirements and specification, be it through engineering data and documents or installation and integration tests. Projects can be either new-build ship design and development or updates and refits for existing vessels. As Engineer Combat Systems 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 Naval ships. 
Key accountabilities
As Engineer Combat Systems you will be responsible for:
  • Supporting the combat system engineering group on sustained performance by delivering quality engineering products within budget and on a timely basis on allocated projects
  • Supporting the subcontractor contribution to the project(s) during preparation and execution phases
  • Participating in project reviews and taking ownership of the activities of the assigned project to drive targeted results for schedule & quality
  • Ensuring full compliance with all applicable requirements and specifications imposed by the company and the customer
  • Understanding the execution and synchronisation of project activities related to all deliverables and obligations of the subcontractor(s)
  • Preparing for and participating in contractual milestone reviews, tests, and trials, such as FAT, HAT and SAT, supporting the Technical Subcontract Manager as an internal accepting party
  • Assisting the warranty authority on all warranty issues that have been identified
  • Supporting the proposal department in creating proposals for new systems for projects and in proposal evaluation(s) of received technical proposals from candidate subcontractors
  • Assisting the technical subcontract manager(s) in defining, establishing, and testing functional and physical interfaces

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field, preferably with an Electrical, Aerospace, Maritime or Systems Engineering specialisation
  • Experience with:
    • Engineering and/or subcontract management support of complex systems, gained in the shipbuilding or a related industry
    • Working with engineering tooling & software such as CAD software and PLM systems
    • Interaction and activities with engineers, suppliers, subcontractors’ staff and project managers in shipbuilding or related industry with multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • Dutch and English language skills
  • EU citizenship required, candidate will be subject to pre-employment security screening

Our offer

Our client attaches great value to their employees and they will support your professional and personal development. To that end they invest in all their employees by offering:
  • A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits
  • On-going learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports

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