Ship & Yacht Engineering

Design & Proposal Engineer - Design engineer

Bachelor / Master
Forexx is looking for a Design & Proposal Engineer to create vessel designs, prepare specifications, calculate costs, and optimize the product portfolio, collaborating with various departments and supporting the contracting process.
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About the job

As a Design & Proposal Engineer at Forexx, you will translate customer requirements into vessel designs in close cooperation with the Sales department. You will prepare ship designs and specifications, calculate costs, and determine delivery times through collaboration with Research, Engineering, Production, and Sales departments. Additionally, you will develop new vessels and optimize the current product portfolio. Your role involves providing technical support during the contracting process, optimizing designs, tracking pre-sales progress, conducting market research, and establishing project plans.


  • Provide technical support to Sales during the contracting process, including presentations and calculations.
  • Optimize standard designs to reduce costs and enhance the quality, reliability, and functionality of vessels.
  • Track overall progress in the pre-sales phase.
  • Conduct product development and optimization, including market research and concept design.
  • Establish project plans, calculate additional work and cost savings, and prepare client-specific data such as a list of deviations.
  • Prepare ship designs, specifications, cost calculations, and construction strategies for sales prospects.

About you

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following professional experiences and achievements:

  • Preferably 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in ship design.
  • You are customer-oriented.
  • You find it challenging to work on various projects simultaneously.
  • You have excellent communication skills and can express yourself well in business conversation

Working at Forexx

At Forexx we want to unlock your hidden potential.  We resonate with professionals seeking to expand and enrich their careers. Our way of working symbolizes the discovery of hidden talents and the realization of untapped potential through engaging projects and personal growth.

Are we a match? Great, then we offer the following:

  • Work environment
    A challenging assignment at one of our clients; These companies are innovative, leading in the branch and support their employees to develop their professional and personal skills.  
  • A stable future
    Secondary employment in which you are guided towards your long-term employment, at the client. This offers great long term career perspectives.
  • Vacation policy
    You will receive 25 holiday days based on 40 hours; Optionally you will receive extra vacation days (ADV) depending on your project to adapt to the clients policy.
  • Work-life balance
    Our clients are open to discuss flexible working hours and hybrid working to fit your personal situation.
  • Professional training and development
    We understand your personal and professional growth in your new job is a challenge. We will empower this growth by offering specialized courses to meet specific learning objectives.  
  • Other benefits
    You will receive your Holiday allowance of 8.33% on an annual basis. Besides that we offer a well-arranged pension plan to create continuity in your retirement savings.
  • Employee support program;
    In case your new job requires relocation, document requests, scheme applications, etcetera, we will offer support to guide you.
  • The Forexx community
    You will enter an interesting network of colleagues in the field of technology and engineering, with whom you can share knowledge during frequent and enjoyable information and knowledge sessions. Also you are invited for many activities with your colleagues such as BBQs, meetings, events, family day, etc.

About the client

We support a prominent Dutch shipbuilding company with expanding their naval division. Our client which specializes in the construction of naval vessels. They design, build, and maintain a wide range of vessels for naval and government clients around the world. Their portfolio includes patrol boats, corvettes, frigates, amphibious vessels, and more. They are known for their innovative designs, flexibility in customization, and reliable performance, fulfill to the specific needs of navies and maritime security agencies.

Application procedure

What will the application procedure look like?

01. First interview

Well done, you got our attention!
The first interview will be held by someone from our recruitment department.

*Are you a software engineer? We will send you our skill assignment before the second interview.

02. Second interview

The first interview went well and you are invited for a second interview.
The second interview will be with someone from our management and someone with a more technical background.

03. Offer

Wow impressive!
All the interviews went really well and Forexx will make a job offer.

04. We become colleagues!

The whole procedure went well and both parties agreed to collaborate. Hello colleague!