Vacature Hydrodynamics Specialist

Hydrodynamics Specialist in Vlissingen

Hydrodynamics Specialist

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 naval divisionof 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 Hydrodynamics Specialist at Damen Naval you will join a design team during the proposal phase and controls and further optimize the design during the engineering phase. Your focus will be on the resistance & propulsion, manoeuvrability, and seakeeping aspects for naval shipbuilding projects. Also smoke (hindrance) simulations are part of the job. To this end, you will use a number of software packages. Furthermore, model testing, and finally sea acceptance hydrodynamic tests are part of your responsibility. You will be in contact with clients, suppliers, and research institutes. Advice the other engineering disciplines on hydrodynamic aspect, particularly interact with the Hydrostatic team.

Key accountabilities

As Hydrodynamics Specialist you are responsible for:

  • Facing multiple aspects of applying advanced hydrodynamic methods in various phases of ship design. For the development of these methods various design tools are available that assist you in achieving your research goals.
  • Conducting projects that are focused on the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic performance of naval structures.
    Quantifying existing and innovative designs by Simulations, model- and full-scale testing, as well as analysing, and optimising such designs.

Skills & experience

As Hydrodynamics Specialist you need to have:

  • Technical education at Master of Science level preferably in Naval Architecture.
  • Practical experience in Hydrodynamics in proposal and engineering phases.
  • A thorough understanding of fluid mechanics and preferably also experience with CFD.
  • Personal characteristics: affinity with maritime industry, cost-conscious, team player, decisive, works in a structured manner, identifies problems, and sets priorities.
  • Good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing. Preferably Dutch language
  • Excellent antecedents because a pre-employment security screening is a standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent multiyear EU citizenship combined with permanent EU work visa are all requirements of the recruitment process for viable candidates, given the military nature of clients and 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 21 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.


Are you interested in the position of Hydrodynamics Specialist, and do you recognise 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.

Please note that only candidates with a permanent EU citizenship together with a valid permanent 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

Job Detail

  • Reference number NL02218

  • Date posted

  • Closing date

  • Location Vlissingen

  • Country The Netherlands

  • Teams Engineering - Shipbuilding

  • Product Group Damen Naval

  • Company Damen Naval Vlissingen

Functie:hydrodynamics specialist
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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