Junior engineer/naval architect

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Junior engineer/naval architect

C-Job Naval Architects Hoofddorp + 1 locations

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What is required?

  • HBO/WO or equivalent in marine technology or mechanical engineering
  • 0 - 2 years relevant working experience in marine technology or mechanical engineering
  • Experience with Autodesk (CAD) and the ability to take initiative
  • Optimistic, energetic, and social personality
  • Pragmatic, structured, and accurate way of working
  • Eagerness to learn, gaining in-depth knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Dutch language skills are a bonus
  • Living in the Netherlands

What will you get?

  • 40 hours working week
  • 25 days of leave per year plus 13 days ADV based on full time employment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Hybrid working options
  • Company laptop
  • Discount on company fitness
  • Pension allowance in accordance with the Dutch law
  • International working environment with colleagues across five countries
  • Frequently company organized trips, drinks, and festivities

What will you do?

  • 40% Creating and refining technical designs and calculations
  • 20% Participating in daily team and discipline-specific project meetings
  • 25% Working onsite at clients' locations, occasionally abroad
  • 15% Learning and professional development under the guidance of a senior engineer

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

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Monique Reulink

HR Business Partner


As a Junior Engineer /Naval Architect at C-Job Naval Architects, you are responsible for delivering 2D and 3D drawings and calculations related to ship design that meet the company's standards. Under the guidance of experienced colleagues, you'll gain broad exposure to three core engineering disciplines: mechanical, focusing on designing, developing, and producing machinery on board; structural, centered around analyzing and designing the load-bearing structures of a vessel; and naval, which encapsulates aspects of multiple engineering disciplines applied to the design process, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.

In your quest to hone your skills, you will be actively involved in different projects. You are expected to take ownership of your work, ensuring that your drawings and calculations are ready to be forwarded to the project manager. Depending on your progression, you may also have opportunities to work on projects independently. In the early stages, you are likely to participate in larger projects where there is more guidance and a variety of tasks, which is part of the plan to help you understand what discipline you might want to specialize in.

You will be part of a project team for in-house projects and occasionally you'll be stationed on-site at client's premises, even abroad, offering invaluable exposure and practical learning experiences. Regardless of the project's size or complexity, you will always be assigned a senior engineer who will guide and support your work.

Joining C-Job Naval Architects, you'll collaborate with a multifaceted  team on projects across offshore, yacht construction, and dredging sectors. Your role offers a unique opportunity to concurrently work on multiple projects, each unique in its scope and scale. The global reach of C-Job also means you get to collaborate with colleagues from different offices worldwide. This position is not only about growing your technical skills, but also about finding your niche within the fascinating field of naval engineering.

If you have a passion for ships, enjoy working collaboratively to achieve team goals, and find it challenging to constantly iterate and refine calculations in response to evolving requirements, then this is the job for you.

Working week

Junior Engineer

On an enjoyable day, you're working with your team on a complex issue, striving together to make a project a success.

On a less enjoyable day, a deadline is fast approaching while there's still a lot to do. You feel the time pressure and need to work hard to deliver your input on time.

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  • 18:00
    • Reading and replying to mails
    • Performing engineering tasks, including calculations and assessments
    • Lunch
    • One-on-one with senior engineer
    • Performing engineering tasks, including calculations and assessments
    • Project meeting
    • Following up action points
    • Performing engineering tasks, including calculations and assessments
    • Reading and replying to mails
    • Calling with client
    • Performing engineering tasks, including calculations and assessments
    • Reading and replying to mails
    • Team stand up meeting
    • Performing engineering tasks, including calculations and assessments
    • Lunch
    • Kick-off meeting new project
    • Performing engineering tasks, including calculations and assessments

Firsthand experience

Various departments - mechanical, structural and naval - need the same space for their specific installations, yet the ship's space is limited. What would be your approach?

As a junior engineer, you'll collaborate with various disciplines to devise technical solutions that maximize the use of constrained space on a ship. It involves a cross-disciplinary discussion, where you'd need to balance the requirements of different systems, sometimes sacrificing optimization for overall feasibility. The challenge is to work as a team, harmonizing different needs, and finding the most efficient solution. The real-world experience of this scenario will foster your problem-solving and teamwork skills.


A junior engineer, with the added intent of specializing in a discipline such as mechanical, structural, or naval, is advancing to a role as medior/senior engineer. Both 'horizontal' in-depth development as well as 'vertical' development are possible in this progression.

Junior Engineer/Naval Architect
Medior Engineer/Naval Architect
Senior Engineer/Naval Architect

Working at C-Job Naval Architects

C-Job Naval Architects is an independent ship design and engineering company that operates worldwide, boasting a global team of dedicated engineers, R&D consultants, supervisors, and project managers.

At C-Job, they co-create designs with their clients, incorporating their knowledge, skills, innovation, and ingenuity into each design. They have a strong track record of projects in various industries, with a focus on dredging, offshore, passenger vessels, yachts, and commercial vessels for both national and international clients.

Their dedicated Research and Development team consistently seeks new ways to improve and innovate their designs and creation processes, focusing on alternative energy sources, autonomous shipping, and data science.

  • Dutch headquarters in Hoofddorp
  • Active in 6 countries
  • 90 employees in The Netherlands
  • 200 employees worldwide
  • 22% / 78%
  • Average age 36 years
  • Business casual
  • Hybrid working is part of the C-Job way of working


Joep van Liere - Lead Naval Architect

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was looking for a company with a green ambition where I can design and engineer complicated commercial vessels together with a group of highly motivated people.

What did you study?
Marine Engineering (Hogeschool Haarlem).

What do you do in your spare time?
Sailing, recreational ice hockey.

Jan Sietse de Boer - Junior Naval Architect

Why did you decide to work for this company?
It seemed a nice and open company that does a lot of challenging jobs. The Heerenveen office had a nice team of about 25 employees working closely together and it seemed nice to me to be part of that team. Also a short travel distance did I take into account in my decision.

What was your previous job?
HBO bachelor Marine Engineering.

What do you do in your spare time?
Playing football, sailing with my boat, sharing drinks with my friends and a lot more.

Monique Reulink - HR Business Partner

Why did you decide to work for this company?
A dynamic organization in the process of growth whilst at the same time focusing on the internal organization provided me sufficient interesting challenges to step on board.

What was your previous job?
I fulfilled various HR roles in different types of organizations.

What do you do in your spare time?
Enjoy my family, friends, reading, sports.

Application process

First interview
Second interview
Optional third meeting in the organisation
Discussing terms of employment proposal

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