Ship & Yacht Engineering

Plans and Outfiting Engineer Yachtbuilding

Amsterdam area
Bachelor / Master
Join our team as an Outfitting Engineer and use your skills to design essential features that make yachts both functional and fantastic.
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About the job

Join our team as an Outfitting Engineer and use your skills to design essential features that make yachts both functional and fantastic. Working as Engineer Outfitting & Plans together with your fellow engineers you are responsible for designing the solutions for doors, hatches, ladders, manholes, shutters, railing and sun protection of the superyacht. The process is not only about the design itself but also the use of materials, the various applicable production techniques, assembly, use, costs, manufacturability and much more, before the solution can be taken into production. As Engineer Outfitting & Plans you are supposed to take all this factors under consideration to ensure a coordinated, integrated, high-quality final design.


Some of the responsebilities include:

  • Design Development: Create and refine designs for superyacht outfitting components.
  • Material and Production Selection: Choose suitable materials and production methods to ensure quality and efficiency.
  • Collaboration and Integration: Collaborate with various teams to integrate designs smoothly.
  • Quality and Compliance: Maintain high standards and ensure compliance with maritime regulations.
  • Innovation and Documentation: Innovate and document design processes and solutions.

About you

To excel in this role a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Naval Architecture (or similar) is required.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following professional experiences and achievements:

  • Several years of experience with different parts of the construction process in ship / yacht building
  • Knowledge of production techniques and experience with manufacturability of parts to be engineered
  • Knowledge of high-quality materials and finishing levels
  • Very good command of English language
  • Fluency within the CAD drawing environment; affinity with Solid Edge, NX and Team Centre
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations such as Lloyd's, Solas and Large Yacht Code (as extra)

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

Our client is a renowned Dutch shipyard with a prestigious history in yacht building. The yard is one of the founding members of Feadship, which is a cooperative venture between several Dutch shipyards dedicated to building luxury superyachts. Our client has been responsible for constructing some of the world's most iconic and luxurious yachts, known for their exceptional quality, craftsmanship, and innovative design. Our client collaborates closely with other Feadship yards to deliver bespoke yachts that meet the exacting standards and preferences of their discerning clientele.

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!