Vacature Department Manager Naval & Technology

Department Manager Naval & Technology in Vlissingen

Department Manager Naval & Technology

About us

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in Vlissingen, Schiedam, Romania, Germany, and Indonesia. We are the marine division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs globally 12,000 professionals. Damen Naval supplies advanced naval vessels to customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in the shipbuilding sector. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

The role

As Department Manager you are performing the direct line management for the disciplines Naval and Technology (50+ FTE) within Engineering Department (450 FTE). In the Engineering matrix organisation, the department manager is responsible for capacity, competences, processes, and tools, whereas the Project Manager will be responsible for budget, quality, and planning.
The Naval & Technology department consists of specialists for 28 aspects, that actively support the proposal department, the engineering department including production support and test and trials, and the various R&D projects. Aspects include a.o. hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, weight control, welding, composites, materials, signatures, VR, vulnerability, propulsion/electrical simulations, topside design, autonomous operations. You will actively support and manage this specialist's team priorities, processes, quality, and tools.

Key accountabilities

As Department Manager Naval & Technology you will:

  • As member of the Engineering Management, you are responsible for day-to-day department management and reporting to the General Manager Engineering.
  • Lead, inspire and motivate the teams of 50+ engineers, with different levels of technical experience and expertise.
  • Manage the department resource planning and assure all project teams can be manned with the required capabilities. This includes hiring new team members when required.
  • Organise temporary engineering capacity if needed
  • Responsible for the processes and (specialists) software tools (including development and validation)
  • Drive new ideas in processes and methodology and secures this in updated processes and work instructions
  • Ensure disciplined technical proposal review, including the man hour estimation.
  • Work closely together with other Engineering disciplines and other departments.
  • Support graduates and trainees in the department

Skills & experience

As Department Manager Naval and Technology you need to have:

  • Master (MSc) degree in Naval Architecture or other relevant technical study.
  • Experience in design and engineering process and technology of naval ships.
  • Experience in working in an engineering environment as department manager.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language both written & verbal.
  • Excellent references antecedents because a pre-employment security screening is a standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship combined with an EU work visa are both required for our employees given the military nature of projects.

What we offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 0.21 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Flexible home working policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.


Are you interested in the position of Department Manager Naval and Technology, and do you recognize yourself in the job description? Please respond 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.

Functie:department manager & technology
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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