Vacature Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Automation Engineer in Vlissingen

Senior Automation Engineer

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 a Senior Automation Engineer you play a major role in ensuring that state-of-the art naval vessels are built and commissioned with fully operational automated systems, compliant to strict regulations and requirements. You develop the automation concept of complex processes, encompassing a wide range of systems onboard of the vessel. Depending on the vessel's configuration, your automation design could encompass a host of strategic defensive and deterring systems. Your design has state-of-the-art automation functionality, allowing the crew to control and monitor all the systems in the ship. You work and collaborate according to the V-model in our 3DExperience engineering environment, while basic and detailed designs will be thoroughly reviewed, tested and verified throughout both the design as well as the build phase. The culmination of your work is the launch of a new naval vessel, ready to defend our freedom across the world!

Key accountabilities

As Senior Engineer Automation, you will:

  • Develop the functional descriptions and other basic engineering documents and drawings of the automated processes of the ship's systems.
  • Develop and maintain specification documents of all automation components and installation processes.
  • Write detailed test- and validation plans to ensure compliancy with Class regulations and to meet customer requirements during virtual testing (simulations) and real-world testing (FAT, HAT, SAT).
  • Manage vendors and subcontractors to get their timely contribution to the project.
  • Review of vendors and subcontractors design and implement this in the vessels design.
  • Develop and describe standards and working methods for detailed engineering and commissioning.
  • Provide support in proposal stages by developing conceptual designs of system automation.
  • Offer technical support or commissioning activities to projects under contract.

Skills & experience

As Senior Engineer Automation, you need to have:

  • 5+ years' experience with designing and installing complex automation systems (PLC/SCADA), preferably in maritime, offshore or industrial installations.
  • Professional experience working in complex projects, comprised of multidisciplinary sub-teams and multiple suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Experience working in a model-based system engineering environment (MBSE) according to the V-model.
  • Bachelor's or Master's level in Computer Engineering, Technical Automation, Electrical Engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening and investigation are a 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 a viable candidate.

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.
  • Flexible home working policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.


Are you interested in the position of Senior Engineer Automation, 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.


  • Referentienummer NL02093

  • Plaatsingsdatum

  • Sluitingsdatum

  • Locatie Vlissingen

  • Land Nederland

  • Teams Engineering - Electrical & Automation

  • Product Group Damen Naval

  • Company Damen Naval Vlissingen

Functie:automation engineer
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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