Naval Architecture Engineer Beavers


Job Naval Architecture Engineer Beavers
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Engineering
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Are you the Naval Architecture Engineer who wants to further optimize Royal IHC's series Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD) ships called Beavers? Please show your potential by applying at Royal IHC directly!

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

As Naval Architecture Engineer Beavers you will work in the Engineering department of IHC Shipbuilding. IHC Shipbuilding produces complex custom-built and standard offshore and dredging vessels. The Engineering department of the Shipbuilding Group is based in Kinderdijk and Krimpen aan den IJssel in The Netherlands. Inside the Engineering department of IHC Shipbuilding, we engineer, amongst all other ships, standard cutter dredging equipment “Beaver®” type and custom built cutters at the Beaver-team in Kinderdijk. Information about these products can be found at

The Beaver® team consists of naval architecture engineers, mechanical engineers, dredging equipment specialists, hydraulic engineers, piping engineers and electrical engineers. As a Naval architecture Engineer Beavers® you are responsible for analyzing, designing and drawing the naval architecture part of the Beavers® and small custom-built cutter suction dredgers. You work according to customer requirements, technical and operational guidelines in order to contribute to efficient production and maximizing quality, safety, sustainability and efficiency of the equipment. Furthermore, you will:

  • analyze and assess customer requirements related to Beavers® and small custom built cutter suction dredgers (materials, process, quality, product specification) and perform initial opportunity and risk analyses
  • set up and complete 2D drawings and/or a 3D model of the construction, systems, equipment, outfitting and procedures based on relevant information, specifications, rules and regulations and yard standards
  • make and examine drawings on consistency with specifications, missing information, readability and user-friendliness. Where needed you adjust or elaborate the documents and system information before proceeding the detail engineering, both within the own discipline and the other disciplines within the project team. If applicable you will calculate weight, stability, the strength of the construction and relevant technical details to determine specifications for the engineering work
  • support internal and external stakeholders during implementation, production and aftersales on technical aspects and questions
  • make parts lists, material specifications, etc
  • identify and evaluate bottlenecks in processes, installations and equipment, make suggestions for improvement and ensure and monitor implementation after approval.

Your profile

To be eligible for the role of Naval Architecture Engineer Beavers® you must meet with the following requirements:​

  • minimum higher vocational education (HBO) Naval Architecture with at least three years of relevant experience, or a secondary level of education (MBO) Naval Architecture with at least five years of relevant experience
  • excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in basic and detail engineering
  • knowledge and experience with Microstation, Solid Edge and/or Nupas Cadmatic software is a prerequisite.
  • knowledge and experience with Siemens NX and Siemens PLM Teamcenter is a pre
  • knowledge of stability calculation software like Delftship and shipbuilding classification rules, stability calculations and/or construction calculation
  • pro-active and a team player and profound command of Dutch and/or English
  • you are able and willing to work in Kinderdijk (mainly) but also in Krimpen aan den IJssel.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you as Naval Architecture Engineer Beavers a challenging full-time job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Our organisation

As Naval Architecture Engineer Beavers, you will work in the Engineering department within IHC Shipbuilding. The Shipbuilding group engineers and produces complex custom-built and standard offshore and dredging vessels. IHC Shipbuilding’s Engineering department is based in Kinderdijk and Krimpen aan den IJssel.

The Engineering department is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialised ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we don't stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check: 


Are you interested in the position of Naval Architecture Engineer and do you recognize yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Corporate Recruitment department of Royal IHC on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

Royal IHC 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 by Royal IHC.


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