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Specification Engineer Interior (project)


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time

Temporary: with an option to permanent


As Specification Engineer Interior you will work on a broad variety of tasks in the field of Outfitting, such as accommodation, insulation, floor covering, various ship-specific living and working spaces. 

Job description

Our client is a Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with customers all over the world. For their office in Vlissingen, we are looking for a Specification Engineer Interior for a project-based position. Given the military nature of clients and projects, permanent multi-year EU citizenship combined with a permanent EU work visa are all requirements of the recruitment process.

The role
You can be involved from the first proposal until final delivery. You will also work in a team of several engineers and implements technical and practical knowledge into the design and you take care that all relevant data is stored accurately in the PDM-system. The Specification Engineer Interior (Project Based) will also contribute to the engineering process by developing the required deliverables, such as (technical) specification documents, functional descriptions, test/validation plans, and by reviewing supplier documentation.

Key accountabilities
  • Setting up of (functional) technical specifications for suppliers and subcontractors based upon customer and design requirements
  • Performs technical evaluations of quotations from suppliers and subcontractors in close cooperation with the purchasing department
  • Ensures full compliance to all applicable requirements imposed by customer and regulatory bodies
  • Engages in technical discussions to achieve comparable levels of compliancy for competing suppliers of the same product/system (providing a good starting point for the commercial negotiation)
  • Can defend technical solutions and communicate these with stakeholders
  • Acquisition and review of supplier engineering information/documentation (i.e. arrangement and detailed drawings, calculations, diagrams, etc.)
  • Responsible for integration of delivered components/systems into ship design in close cooperation with internal departments, suppliers, regulatory bodies and owner
  • Providing input and updates for the engineering database (i.e. purchase orders, parts, metadata, documentation)
  • Performs required technical calculations to validate the design
  • Composes technical/functional specification documents (i.e. System Description Statements, HAT and SAT procedures)
  • Verifies technical performance of products and systems. (i.e. inspection of equipment at supplier premises, FAT’s)
  • Offers technical support for commissioning activities
  • Ensures good working relationship with technical representatives of suppliers and subcontractors
  • Participates in design checks and reviews in order to guarantee the required quality
  • Contributes to the further development of the engineering department

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree related to the Interior design discipline or proven work skills based upon experience
  • Knowledge of interior systems, preferably in ships or offshore installations
  • Quality, planning and budget awareness
  • Able to work with and manage third-party vendors and subcontractors
  • Preferably two years experience in the engineering of interior systems
  • Preferably experience with Regulatory bodies
  • Proficiency in Dutch & English language written as well as verbal
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad
  • Given the military nature of clients and projects, permanent multi-year EU citizenship combined with a permanent EU work visa are all requirements of the recruitment process
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary depending on experience
  • Annual leave: 27 days plus 13 days ADV
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then € 0.19 per km
  • Pension benefit: employer 50% and employee 50%

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