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Career Opportunities & Internships in Harbor & Terminal Services; Shipbuilding; Yacht Building


Damen is an international shipyard group. Since 1969 Damen Shipyards has delivered more than 5,000 vessels. On average Damen delivers around 150 vessels a year and keeps more than 150 hulls in stock to ensure a short delivery time. Also each year Damen completes more than 1,000 repair jobs.

Damen’s product range include Harbor & Terminal product series for Towage and Movements & Harbor Services; a complete range of offshore support vessels; and efficient product ranges to assist the offshore wind industry; security and patrol vessels; public transport vessels with state-of-the-art designs; a complete range of cargo vessels from product tankers to heavy lift vessels; dredger shipyards; pontoons and barges; and Yachting product series consist of Limited Editions and Fast Yacht Suppliers.

Damen has more than 6,000 employees and operates globally and working at Damen means working at one of the world’s leading, international shipbuilding companies. Damen not only offers the employees great rewards and benefits, it also invests in talent and encourages ambition. Whether you’re an industry newcomer, professional or manager, you have plenty of opportunities to have a career in the shipbuilding industry.

DAMEN Group Careers

Interns and Graduates

Damen offers interns and graduates a nourishing environment and unlimited opportunities to develop an exciting career in the shipbuilding industry. Commercially and technically, Damen is one of the leading multinational companies in the maritime world. Whether you are studying for your bachelors, masters or PhD; or just graduated, there several opportunities for internships and regular careers.

Opportunities for Professionals

The opportunities vary from technicians and salesmen to innovative developers and architects. A sample list of job opportunities is listed below to give you an idea of what the careers look like:

  • Senior Naval Architect
  • Master Planner
  • Shipbuilding Engineer
  • Configuration-Application Engineer
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Project Manager International Production
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Project Engineer Services
  • Yard Manager
  • Plus more

DAMEN Group Companies


  • Amels: A global brand leader in yacht buildingand has launched more than 40 custom yachts.
  • Bodewes Millingen: Delivers newbuild vessels and offers repair works, maintenance, conversions and services for customers in the inland sector.
  • Damen Anchor and Chain Factory: A leading supplier of marine anchors and anchor chain cables.
  • Damen Dredging Equipment: The dredging specialist of the Damen Shipyards Group.
  • Damen Marine Components: Specialized in design and production of nozzles for many types of vessels.
  • Damen Marine Services: Offers a wide range of services including charter workboats, tugs, workboats and marine.
  • Damen Schelde Gears: A technology driven company specialized in support, consultancy and problem solving for all the technical and commercial aspect of gears and other rotating equipment.
  • Damen Schelde Marine Services: Manufacture and supply of diesel engine parts, primarily for the merchant marine industry.
  • Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding: Specialized in the design and construction of naval and complex commercial vessels
  • Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam: A leading ship repair and conversion yard in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Western Europe
  • Damen Shipyards Bergum: The yard is specialized in shortsea cargo vessels, oil tankers, large tugs and offshore vessels.
  • Damen Shipyards Den Helder: Mainly repair and maintenance work although it does handle the occasional newly built vessel.
  • Damen Shipyards Gorinchem: Headquarters of the Damen Shipyards Group.
  • Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld: Specialized in custom-built, medium-sized vessels and in general repairs and maintenance of inland and coastal vessels.
  • Damen Trading: Specialized in the sale, purchase and chartering of any type of used vessel.
  • Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam: Mainly focused on building fishing vessels.
  • Oranjewerf Shiprepair: It is in the fields of ship repair, renovation, modification and maintenance.
  • Scheldepoort: It repairs and maintains all kinds of seagoing vessels and offshore constructions, in the dry docks or alongside the quay.
  • Van Brink Rotterdam: One of the largest Damen shipyards active in repair, maintenance, port and voyage repair, spare parts and anchor and chains supply.


  • Damen Marine Components: Specialized in the design and production of nozzles for many types of vessels.
  • Damen Shipyards Gdynia & Damen Shipyards Kozle: Specializes in building vessels designed to the individual wishes and requirements of the customers.

United Kingdom

  • Brixham Marine Services: A marine service and general engineering company.


  • Damen Shipyards Galati: Active in the newbuilding of a wide range of products, from offshore vessels and naval vessels to special custom-made vessels, tugs and workboats.


  • Götaverken Cityvarvet: One of the most straightforward repair companies in Northern Europe.

South Africa

  • Damen Shipyards Cape Town: Builds ASD Tugs, Stan Tugs and Stan Pontoons. The yard can build in both steel and aluminum and the activity is focused on building monohulls and multihulls.

United Arab Emirates

  • Albwardy Marine Engineering: Provides a complete package of professional ship repair, shipbuilding and marine engineering.
  • Damen Shipyards Sharjah FZE: The main activities of the yard are newbuilding and ship repair.


  • Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar: A world-class and state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility.


  • Afai Southern Shipyard
  • Damen Marine Components: Specialized in the design and production of nozzles for many types of vessels.


  • Damen Marine Components: Specialized in the design and production of nozzles for many types of vessels.
  • Damen Shipyards Changde: Builds tugs, workboats, high-speed vessels and dredgers for the export market worldwide.
  • Damen Shipyards Yichang: The yard specializes in building combi-freighter cargo vessels from 8,000dwt to 15,000dwt.
  • Damen Trading Suzhou


  • Damen SongCam Shipyard
  • Song Thu Shipyard


  • Damen Schelde Marine Services Singapore
  • Damen Shipyards Singapore: Main activities are relate to newbuilding and the repair of high-speed aluminum vessels.


  • PT Dumas


  • Wilson & Sons