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?

As the Verification & Validation Lead at Damen Naval, you will play a crucial role in ensuring state-of-the-art naval vessels comply with the strict requirements set by customer and regulatory bodies. Leveraging your broad experience in complex shipbuilding or maritime projects, you design and manage the requirements model, using the customer requirements as your reference. You also lead and coach a specialized verification and validation team involved in complex naval shipbuilding projects.

As the Verification & Validation Lead, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Overseeing the Verification, Validation and Acceptance (VV&A) process within shipbuilding projects.
  • Managing the requirements model (Verification Cross Reference Matrix (VCRM)) of each ship building project.
  • Implementing improvements in the requirements engineering process and ensuring a complete set of verified system requirements.
  • Leading, coaching and appraising the verification and validation team involved in complex shipbuilding projects.
  • Supervising the team collaboration with test and integration engineers for validation activities and oversee the agreement process with the customer on system specifications.

As a Verification & Validation Lead, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • 5+ years of experience designing and executing verification, validation, and acceptance (VV&A) activities related to shipbuilding, offshore equipment, or industrial installations.
  • Solid experience working with Configuration Management, Requirements Management, and Systems Engineering principles.
  • Expertise in the Verification, Validation, and Acceptance (VV&A) process and working on Class-regulated products.
  • Bachelor or master’s degree in engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management or another relevant technical study.
  • Strong command of English and Dutch languages both written and verbal.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.

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 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.

Are you interested in the position of Verification & Validation Lead, kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

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