Ship & Yacht Engineering

Plans and outfitting engineer Shipbuilding - Exterior Engineer

Join our innovative team as an engineer plans & arrangements and contribute to the design and construction of advanced naval ships. We are seeking a skilled professional with a strong background in engineering outfitting systems to help us maintain high standards and operational efficiency.
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About the job

Forexx is seeking a skilled Engineer plans & arrangements to join our outfitting team. In this role, you will be at the forefront of outfitting engineering, concentrating on accommodation and technical spaces, excluding engine rooms. Collaborating with a team of outfitting engineers, you will use your technical expertise to ensure the functionality, maintainability, and ergonomic design of outfitting arrangements.


As an Engineer Plans & Arrangements, your responsibilities will include:

  • Utilize 2D and 3D environments, such as Cadmatic or 3DEXPERIENCE (CATIA), to carry out engineering tasks.
  • Adhere to regulatory requirements and customer specifications in all engineering activities.
  • Create necessary documentation, including arrangements, lists, and fabrication/mounting drawings.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of the department.
  • Develop and document yard standards to improve operational efficiency.

About you

Secondary vocational education (MBO-4+) related to the outfitting discipline, naval architecture.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following professional experiences and achievements:

  • At least two years of experience in engineering outfitting systems.
  • Proficiency in 2D CAD and 3D CAD systems, such as Cadmatic or 3DEXPERIENCE (CATIA).
  • Familiarity with Class and Statutory regulations and outfitting systems, preferably within the maritime or offshore industries.
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent references and antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is a standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are required. Candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible due to the military nature of our projects.

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!