Ship & Yacht Engineering

Senior Shipbuilding Engineer - Structural Engineer

Bachelor / Master
Are you an energetic and ambitious team player with a passion for naval building? Then we would like to get in touch with you for a role in the one of the leading Dutch shipbuilding companies.
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About the job

As a Structural Design Engineer, you will be involved from the initial stages of basic design through to the detailed design and production phases. Working with 2D design and 3D modeling software such as AutoCAD, Rhino, Siemens NX, or Nupas Cadmatic, you will create and develop structural designs.
Your role includes making technical assessments for manufacturability and feasibility, creating detailed engineering packages, analyzing and checking drawings, and providing creative, interdisciplinary solutions to complex problems.


  • Collaborate with naval architects and FEM engineers from the beginning of the basic design through to the detailed design and production phases.
  • Develop 2D designs and 3D models for yacht structures using AutoCAD, Rhino, Siemens NX, or Nupas Cadmatic.
  • Conduct technical assessments considering manufacturability and feasibility in cooperation with other disciplines.
  • Create detailed engineering packages based on basic design and technical specifications.
  • Analyze and check drawings throughout the engineering to production and delivery process.
  • Provide creative and interdisciplinary solutions to complex problems to support manufacturing.

About you

You have at least Bachelor’s degree on Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (or similar).

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following professional experiences and achievements:

  • You have minimum 3 years of work experience in a similar position.
  • You have experience with AutoCad, Rhino, Siemens NX or Nupas Cadmatic.

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!