Damen Workboats & High Speed Craft

CAD/PDM Application Engineer

november 28, 2021

Vacancy: CAD/PDM Application Engineer, Gorinchem, Netherlands


Do you want to work with an international team of ‘can-do’ people that are developing new and innovative technologies and ways to support customers and push for a more sustainable maritime industry?

If you answered ‘yes’ to this question, then you may be a good fit for Damen Workboats!

We are hiring for a range of non-technical and technical positions, and we are hiring to fill the job vacancy for CAD/PDM Application Engineer



Nice to meet you!
We are Damen Workboats. We develop, design and construct tugs, stationary dredgers, and high-speed crafts. We are working on developments like autonomous sailing, smart and predictive maintenance, hybrid electrical propulsion systems, etc. Our vessels are being built at our yards in Vietnam, China, Turkey and the Netherlands.



Meet the Engineering Support Team!
The Engineering Support team provides worldwide support to the numerous entities within these two divisions, predominantly in terms of functional support of CAD – ERP and in time for CAD & PDM, ERP and other engineering applications

Are you a good fit for the role of CAD/PDM Application Engineer at Damen Workboats? Now or in the near future?
As CAD/PDM Applications Engineer your main responsibility is providing Functional Support for our engineering applications. Our international engineering chain requires timely availability and continuity, and various roles work in this system together on projects to realise this. As Engineering Process and Support Coordinator, you can see interfaces with other applications.

This is a good fit if you like to do the following:

  • Representing the interests of the business in (IT) projects;
  • Translating business requirements into required changes and/or updates to the applications;
  • Draw up instructions, procedures and regulations in the field of CAD & PDM, ERP applications and support the (group) key-users of the CAD & PDM, ERP applications, ensuring undisturbed and optimal use thereof;
  • Liaise and/or coordinate with application vendors and your colleagues at IT&IM in identifying & solving application issues; Ensuring a smooth roll-out of new and/or modified applications;
  • Monitoring & interpreting the interfacing (of data) between applications;
  • Advising and guiding your colleagues during training (often on location) in the field of CAD & PDM, ERP applications, sometimes executing (part of) the training yourself.

We ask our future CAD/PDM Application Engineer to come prepared with the following:

You have:

  • Vocational or Bachelor degree in the engineering or IT field;
  • Broad knowledge and experience with CAD & PDM, ERP systems, preferably shipbuilding oriented;
  • Preferably demonstrable work experience in hull and/or mechanical field of work in a relevant function;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch is a pre.

You are:

  • Result-oriented, a " CAD/PDM Application Engineer" with initiative;
  • Good at combining your knowledge of 3D-CAD systems with engineering and related production activities;
  • Decisive and at the same time flexible in your approach and works methodically;
  • Able to influence, put things into perspective and also know how to have the patience that is sometimes needed to achieve results;
  • Well able to manage expectations;
  • Willing to occasionally travel.

We want to make sure you are a happy CAD/PDM Application Engineer, so we offer:
The opportunity to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organisation where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that's why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities. All you have to do is grab them.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • An International work environment;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.

About Damen:
Damen is a family-owned, client-driven organisation that has been in operation since 1927. Our primary business involves ships, but we are not just a shipbuilder. We are a global operation of diverse people with a range of skills that deliver innovation and quality to the maritime sector. Our business priority is to deliver for the needs of the present, while working to solve the challenges of the future.



Still with us and ready to apply?
Apply online for the position of CAD/PDM Application Engineer by scrolling down and using the apply button at the bottom of this page. We look forward to meeting you!



Do you need a bit more info or looking for something that suits you better?
Don't hesitate to get in touch with Hedy Norbart [email protected] or explore other career opportunities at https://career.damen.com/



Damen Workboats does not approve of a 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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