De Voogt Naval Architects,  01 March 2023

Job summary

At De Voogt Naval Architects, we are looking for a Senior FEM Engineer. Is technology your passion and your life? And you do you have experience as FEM Engineer in the shipbuilding industry? Then be sure to keep reading.

About the job

At De Voogt Naval Architects, we are looking for a Senior FEM Engineer.

Your calculations will ensure that the structure of our super yachts will become even stronger. Do you have the experience we are searching for? Then apply!

Is technology your passion and your life? And you do you have experience as FEM Engineer in the shipbuilding industry? Then be sure to keep reading.

Modelling and calculating longitudinal strength, vibrations and specific details in the structure; you do not shy away from this. At Feadship and De Voogt Naval Architects, we see Finite Element Methods (FEM) as a technically advanced field of knowledge. It is an important part of the core of our engineering process and the construction of our unique yachts. Obviously precision in your work is one of the requirements.

Sr. FEM Engineer is a challenging and versatile position. Your analyses provide insight into where our structures can be optimized. You know exactly what you are talking about when you present calculations and simulation results with your team. As part of the FEM knowledge centre, you will work simultaneously on several projects. You like sharing the specific knowledge required within this position with your colleagues. You are bursting with theoretical and practical expertise. In combination with your experience and practical knowledge, you possess all the necessary properties to increase our engineering expertise.

Our Sr. Engineer is not solely sitting behind a computer. As a team player and point of contact for (partial) FEM work packages, you are in constant dialogue with stakeholders about progress and technical issues. The FEM Specialist, Project Engineers and Project Managers Design like to hear your vision and advise on FEM and the specific projects you are working on. Your solutions not only provide stronger structures, but also a strong position for Feadship in a competitive market.

What you will be doing with us:

  • Calculating, checking and adjusting ship constructions;
  • Executing and/or guiding daily project-based activities;
  • Attending technical meetings;
  • Supporting your colleagues in the FEM knowledge centre;
  • Assisting in the development and testing of tools and methodologies;
  • Acting as responsible and first point of contact for (partial) FEM work packages.

We ask

  • BSc / MSc thinking and working level, including relevant degree;
  • More than 4 years of relevant work experience as an FEM / Structural Engineer, it’s an advantage if you have Lead Engineer experience;
  • Knowledge of ship structures is imperative, also you have experience with rules & regulations such as LR, DNV or BV;
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD software (NX, Inventor, Solidworks);
  • Excellent knowledge of static and dynamic FEM analysis;
  • Experience with commercial packages (Ansys, NASTRAN, Femap, RFEM);
  • Preferably programming knowledge for tool development (VBA, Python);
  • Fluent in English (written & verbal), Dutch is an advantage.


  • Crazy about technology and you like transferring this knowledge;
  • Positive, collaborative and aware of the organization around you;
  • Accurate in your work and analytical skills;
  • Communicative. You can explain clearly and in detail what you’ve calculated;
  • Result-oriented and independent.

We offer

  • A challenging and responsible position in which the technical possibilities are limitless;
  • An organization that is in full development, where your qualities and talents are valued;
  • Working on a fantastic end product in the top of the global yacht-building industry;
  • Working with state-of-the-art programs and equipment;
  • An environment where you are given space for further development;
  • Good working conditions, such as a competitive salary in scale 9 between € 52.000,- and € 69.000,- gross per year, including 13th month (grading based on experience and employability), a fully paid pension scheme, 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (compensatory time) per year.

Extra information

Are you the technical man or woman we are looking for?

Are you accurate, professional and are your calculations spot-on?

Send your resume and unique motivation to Stefan Wiewel (Resource Coordinator): or call 023-524 70 00.

The application procedure consists of 2 rounds of interviews with an online personality assessment.


Are you interested in this job? Apply with your cv and motivational letter.

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