Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is established in Vlissingen and in Schiedam. It is a company with more than 1.000 professionals, and a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding, its original roots stem back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Based on decades of accumulated experience, Damen Naval offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7m to more than 200m in length. Damen Naval is the only supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and has earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is also looking towards the future. Are you ready for duty?


As Senior Engineer Configuration Management, you are responsible for managing the complete product configuration and all information that describes one of our unique vessels (the product). It is your job to ensure that everyone has access to the correct, up-to-date product data in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system during the entire life cycle of the product. This starts in the proposal phase by contributing to the preparation of a correct offer, continuing throughout the development phase with managing the configuration data, and extending into the maintenance phase of the delivered vessel, in such a way that the correct data is available for use in the instruction manuals and delivery of spare parts.

As Senior Engineer Configuration Management you will support the formulation of configuration management processes and procedures, to be followed by a project, and record them in a configuration management plan. You will transfer this knowledge to the project team by training them and providing functional configuration management support. You will build a product structure, including all product information, ensure that it is duly administrated in the PDM/PLM system and assure that this information is all released and baselined correctly and, when necessary, you will advise on document changes in the product configuration.

During the development process you will have a controlling function. By means of reports you follow the compliance to the configuration management procedures and the status of changes, and you will initiate appropriate actions where necessary. By defining audit and verification moments, you will ensure that changes are implemented accordingly and are also verified. You pro-actively communicate your findings to internal and external stakeholders, as required. This role also involves:

  • Setting up the configuration management plan (CMP) for the project.
  • Concisely documenting configuration management procedures and overseeing the total CM process
  • Setting up the product structure and master document list.
  • Validating customer and supplier data and change control.
  • Configuring the project data environment in a PDM/PLM system.
  • Ensuring Configuration Change control, monitoring processes and making suggestions for improvements.


As Senior Engineer Configuration Management you need to have:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering and preferably experience with (Naval) shipbuilding
  • Experience in configuration management and PDM/PLM systems and good MS Office skills.
  • Ideally, knowledge of Systems Engineering principles.
  • Precise and detailed way of working and affinity with configuration management, data management, document control and change control.
  • Ability to define and improve processes and document them accordingly.
  • Strong communicating skills and technical knowledge to interpret and report on the status and issues relating to configuration data and configuration change control.
  • Willingness to occasionally work in the office in Schiedam and travel infrequently to other sites (short business trips).
  • Good command of the English language, verbally and in writing, is required. Ideally you also master the Dutch and/or German language as well.
  • Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening and investigation are part of the recruitment procedure (given the military nature of our projects).
  • EU citizenship or valid EU work visa is required to be considered as viable candidate.

At Damen Naval we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. To that end we invest in all our employees by offering:

  • A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment.
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits.
  • A comprehensive introduction to shipbuilding for anyone without a naval or maritime background.
  • On-going learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.

Are you interested in the position of Senior Engineer Configuration Management, and do you recognise yourself in the job description? If so, then please apply directly via the Damen Career Portal.

For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Career Portal or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Damen Naval is closed from 31 July until 13 August due to the summer holiday. This will result in a delayed response to your application.

Please note, that only candidates with a permanent EU citizenship together with a permanent valid EU work visa can be considered as viable candidates. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process. #LI-DNS1

Damen Naval does not approve commercial, contractor and/or agency or other commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.

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