De Voogt Naval Architects,  01 March 2023

Job summary

Do you have experience as a Structural Engineer within the (passenger) shipbuilding industry? And do you want to participate in building the most unique creations in the world, where nothing is too crazy? Then you are just what we are looking for!

About the job

De Voogt is looking for experienced professionals who will help our organisation reach the continuously transcending level in the field of high-end Naval Architecture! We are shipbuilders and designers with a vision, who together want to create the future in the maritime field single-handedly.

Within the Structural Engineering department, De Voogt Naval Architects is looking for an Engineer Structural.

The position

As a Structural Engineer, you will work closely with colleagues from various fields within large projects towards a perfect end result: a Feadship. Within the project team, you are in constant contact with your colleagues for the exchange of information, coordination and consultation regarding the design. You report to the Project Engineer Structural. You report hierarchically to the Pool Manager Structural Engineering.

A Structural Engineer is primarily engaged in the Engineering (calculation & modelling) of naval constructions & arrangements based on the requirements of classification societies and flag state.

The technical challenges in our work are driven by the wishes and dreams of our customers. This means that design, style, comfort and innovation play an important role. So you have a good insight into what else is in our yachts (Interior / Exterior / Mechanical) aside from the part of the ship you are working on. You also keep an eye on naval architectural aspects (Naval Architecture).

You are successful if you are able to maintain an overview between the details, big picture and bring together the various engineering disciplines. It also helps if you can think along from a technical design point of view about the manufacturability of the various constructive solutions.

  • Drawing up, checking and applying physical models regarding the construction, load and materials;
  • Analysing and interpreting drawings;
  • Assisting with strength calculations that are not done by the FEM department;
  • Consultancy in the field of constructions;
  • Checking for technical accuracy and safety.

We ask

  • A completed relevant education (shipbuilding) at a BSc level;
  • Experience as a Structural Engineer with new construction projects of super yachts and/or passenger ships;
  • Experience with modern 3D CAD and PLM systems (NX is an advantage, training is offered internally);
  • Knowledge of ship construction, LR, REG LY code, SOLAS and FEM and vibration analysis (on-the-job training is available);
  • A high degree of proactivity and cooperation;
  • Creativity and solution orientation;
  • Good written and oral skills;
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language.

We offer

  • An environment where you are given space for further development, such as gaining knowledge in your field and working together with the yard in formed engineering teams;
  • A challenging and responsible position in an organisation where technology is at the top of its current possibilities;
  • Working on a unique and fantastic end product at the top of the global yacht-building industry;
  • Working with state-of-the-art programmes and equipment;
  • Good employment conditions, such as a competitive salary in scale 8 of € 3,400 to € 4,500 gross p/m (grading based on experience and employability) and 27 vacation days + 13 ADV days (Compensatory time);
  • A 13th monthly salary and non-contributory pension.

Extra information

Do you recognise yourself in the above profile? Then respond via the button below. For more information, please contact Stefan Wiewel (Resource Coordinator) on 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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