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Damen Naval

De Willem Ruysstraat 99

4381 NK Vlissingen



Dhr. Recruitment Damen Naval

+31 (0)118- 485 000




Intership - Advanced Design Tool Programming

Damen Naval - Vlissingen

Einddatum: vrijdag 09 augustus 2024


About us

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 in Schiedam. It is a company with more than 1.200 professionals, and a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding, its original roots stem back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval has been 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 supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and have has earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is also looking towards the future. Are you ready for duty?


The role

Damen Naval is continuously improving its design process with emphasis on the “light/fast” use of a variety of design, surface modelling and CAD tools in early concept design phases. This means the existing 2D/3D CAD tooling is being coupled with smart database systems and specialist analysis tools. This enables workflows in which all the data needed for design- and performance analysis will become available early and in a natural way and without the need for manual upkeep for consistency.


Key accountabilities

As a Design Tool Programming intern at Damen Naval, you will be responsible for coding and optimizing the data exchange mechanisms needed between our software packages, through a combination of coding in CAD-package native scripting environments and stand-alone routines. You are being guided/supported by the smartest Naval Architects and Marine engineers that will explain what they need; You have to bring it to life!

Are you enthusiastic about programming the tools that “give birth” to our magnificent ships?


Skills & experience

The perfect candidate is:

  • Studying for a Bachelor ICT, Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering with a specific passion for (Python) scripting.
  • Proficient in the most commonly used high-level programming languages and good practices on database design.
  • Experience with 2D CAD and 3D modelling (Rhino).
  • Passionate about ships or shipbuilding.
  • Capable of identifying and communicating with multiple stakeholders.
  • Independent, analytical and proactive.
  • Fluent in English spoken and written.


What we offer

  • A very nice collegial environment to build on your professional- and social skills
  • Good professional support during your internship
  • A top branch company on your reference list.



Are you interested in starting a student project related to propulsion-, energy-, and ship service systems, kindly submit your application along with your CV, curriculum with achieved Grades and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Requested position (Internship or Graduation Assignment)
  • Your (preferred) topic or suggestions for topics.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.
  • List of grades to provide insight in the subjects you have followed.


For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or contact the Corporate Recruitment department via


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.


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



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