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Structural Analyst Fatique R&D (project)


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time

Temporary: with an option to permanent


Job description

Our client, a renowned Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with an established customer portfolio is currently seeking a Structural Analyst Fatigue R&D to be based in Vlissingen on a project-based assignment. Given the military nature of clients and projects, an EU citizenship/valid EU work visa is mandatory.

The role
Your team will work on a project basis and is divided over various projects, which contribute to both basic engineering and detailed engineering within the field of expertise. You will be involved in international R&D work related to the development, validation and implementation of direct hull structure fatigue assessment and monitoring methods.

As Structural Analyst Fatigue R&D you will make a structural design complete with relevant structural fatigue calculations starting from the proposal phase up to the complete service life of the vessel, monitoring the fatigue life consumption. From general construction plans up to detailed calculations and the design of an integrated hull structure monitoring system will be part of the job. Calculation aspects mainly consider fatigue but can be extended to strength, stiffness, vibrations, buckling, military loads such as blast and signatures aspects (for example inboard- and underwater sound), producibility, maintainability, etc.

As Structural Analyst Fatigue R&D you will be responsible for the relevant project deliverables from class approval of the structure up to technical meetings with your colleagues, suppliers, class and or client representatives. You will direct the structural engineers in modelling the structure in 3D-CAD ending up with checking drawings and production packages. You will also contribute to the department to secure knowledge and improvement of internal processes.

Key accountabilities
  • Participate in the design and implementation of next-generation solutions
  • Specify, evaluate, develop, and test simulation software
  • Integrate existing software products and get incompatible platforms to work together
  • Develop and describe standards and working methods
  • Ensure full compliance to all applicable requirements and specifications imposed by regulatory bodies and the customer
  • Serve as a member of technical project teams where you will be responsible for completing projects on schedule and within budget
  • Support teams with technical advice with respect to fatigue calculations

Job requirements

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in a relevant technical discipline
  • Experience with Python, FEM modelling and analysis software, such as ANSYS, NX or FEMAP
  • Technical understanding and knowledge of structural fatigue, object-oriented analysis, design, and programming
  • Excellent investigative and problem-solving ability
  • Given the military nature of clients and projects EU citizenship or a valid EU work visa is required 
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Annual leave: 25 days
  • Travel costs: € 0,19 per km

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