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Naval Architect

Marine & Offshore
Full time

Working at Damen Naval is an exciting journey into the future of maritime innovation! Join their talented team and contribute to building advanced naval ships with a rich history of over 150 years. Discover your passion for technology, develop your skills, and become part of a dynamic international community.


At Wfspro, we offer you the opportunity for a challenging, exciting, and enjoyable career. Our maritime division, Damen Naval, is part of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group and has locations in Vlissingen and Schiedam. With more than 1,000 professionals and a rich tradition in shipbuilding dating back over 150 years, they have built a strong reputation. For over 50 years, Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Drawing on decades of experience, Damen Naval provides navies worldwide with a wide range of defense and security vessels, ranging from 7 meters to over 200 meters in length. Damen Naval is the sole supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands and has delivered over 420 ships to satisfied customers worldwide. They have earned a reputation of excellence along the way. While Damen Naval take pride in their heritage, they also look to the future. Are you ready for this challenge?


As a Naval Architect – Environmental your key responsibilities will include:

  • Crafting an Aspect Management Plan (AMP) to clarify our approach to environmental considerations throughout the engineering process and up to final acceptance trials.
  • Formulating a proposal for a database that systematically checks items for their environmental attributes and compliance.
  • Facilitating discussions with client representatives to review the AMP, database proposal, and initial indications of deviations.
  • Finalizing a cold weather concept.
  • Initiating the collection of environmental data from suppliers, comparing them with the client’s standards, and cataloging all deviations.
  • Regularly submitting the Aspect Analysis Report (AAR) containing the list of deviations and non-conformities to the client


As Naval Architect – Environmental you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience as a Naval Architect with a focus on environmental or comparable.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal, and familiarity with German (at least reading).
  • Competencies: a practical and organized attitude, effective communication, and persuasive skills.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.


At Damen Naval, we value our interim team members and strive for a positive and successful collaboration. As an interim professional on secondment basis (detachering) or as a freelancer (ZZP), we offer you the following conditions:

  • An attractive rate, ensuring at least equal pay to permanent staff.
  • Flexibility to work partially from home.
  • Challenging and innovative projects.


Are you enthusiastic and do you fit the profile? Then please contact us. Email [email protected] or call or WhatsApp Sven Hessing at +31 (0)6 49 70 40 19.

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