Damen Naval

Technical Change Engineer (Project Based)

december 01, 2021

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is established in Vlissingen and Schiedam. With over 500 professionals and rich tradition of naval shipbuilding with its original roots stemming back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval is the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Based on decades of accumulated experience Damen Naval offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7m to more than 200m in length. Damen Naval is the only naval original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and have earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is looking towards the future, are you ready for duty?

Damen Naval is for the German F126 frigate program looking for a Technical Change Engineer F126 (Project Based), who will play an important role by helping to manage the subcontracts for HVAC, Electrical and Automation (HEA-contracts) in this large project. All activities and responsibilities are directly related to the four frigates that will be delivered to the German customer (BAAINBw).

As Technical Change Engineer F126 (Project Based), you will be responsible for:

  • Identify, notice, and communicate possible, required, and desired changes in contractual scope with client or subcontractors.
  • Review client change requests and subcontractor change proposals.
  • Analyse technical impact of proposed changes, together with all project disciplines
  • Investigate cost and schedule impact of proposed changes, together with Procurement department and Project Planner.
  • Compose change proposals to the client, compose change requests and change orders to subcontractors and assist with contractual negotiations.
  • Share relevant information about scope changes with HEA Team Leaders and other project disciplines.
  • Ensure that agreed changes for the HEA scope are contractually secured and implemented.

As Technical Change Engineer F126 (Project Based), you need to have:

  • Bachelor or Master degree preferably in a relevant technical discipline.
  • At least three years working experience in complex project environments, preferably in maritime or offshore projects.
  • Experienced in Good Engineering Practices, including quality and budget awareness.
  • Experienced to work with and manage third-party vendors and subcontractors.
  • Experienced in contract management and change management.
  • Prepared to work on other locations than the regular office location, in the Netherlands or abroad.
  • Good command of the German, Dutch and English language all written and verbal.
  • Competencies: tenacious, thorough, and finishing.
  • Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening and investigation are a part of the recruitment procedure (given the military nature of our projects).
  • EU citizenship or valid EU work visa is required to be considered as a viable candidate

As Damen Naval we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. To that end we invest in all our employees by offering:

  • A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment.
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits.
  • On-going learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.

Are you interested in the position of Technical Change Engineer F126 (Project Based), and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly via the Damen Career Portal career.damen.com.

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


Please note, only candidates with a permanent multiyear EU citizenship combined with permanent EU nationality and valid permanent EU work visa are required to be considered as viable candidate given the military nature of clients and projects within Damen Naval.

Damen Naval does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.



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