Project Engineer / Coordinator Services (Hub Nigeria) at Damen Shipyards Group


Damen is a family owned business that stands for fellowship, craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and stewardship. We believe that our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers offer humanity a growing range of possibilities in terms of trade, food, energy and recreation. We provide maritime solutions to meet these opportunities, through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services.

In the previous century, we revolutionised shipbuilding with standardisation and serial production. More than ninety years and 6,000 ships later, those pillars are unchanged. Their importance is only growing with the need for increased sustainability and digitalisation. It is our aim to combine our proven standardisation with the innovations of digitalisation to become the world’s most sustainable shipbuilder.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Project Engineer / Coordinator Services (Hub Nigeria)

Reference Number: NL01412
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Company: Damen Shipyards Gorinchem


  • The Nigeria Service Hub team is responsible to provide customers in the region with a local point of contact, fast response times, and a personal approach.
  • The Service Hub’s broad scope will provide customers support with warranty and maintenance issues of their vessels.
  • From the hub, Damen will also provide a range of training courses to its clients, including vessel familiarisation and maintenance.
  • The services and accessibility offered by Damen’s Nigeria Hub are paired with a wealth of information and connectivity accessible via diverse web portals like Trition and the MyDamen web portal.

The Role

  • Are you a good fit for the Project Engineer / Coordinator position at Damen Services now or in the near future?
  • As Project Engineer you work in a hybrid position where you will be responsible for the delivery of warranty support to multiple vessels, train the clients and act as a field service engineer who will be expected to conduct some “hands-on” tasks and small projects. This is a good fit if you like to:
    • Evaluate incoming warranty requests from our customers;
    • Provide pro-active solutions and proposals to our clients;
    • Coordinate, monitor and supervise the service activities to be carried out, occasionally also on location;
    • Ensure proper (technical) preparation of the assignment;
    • Attend other Damen projects such as warranty support and client visits.

Key Accountabilities

  • Evaluate incoming warranty requests from our customers;
  • Provide customers with advice, both verbal and written;
  • Coordinate, guide and monitor planned services activities, occasionally partly on location;
  • Ensure proper (technical) preparation of the assignments (planning in time, personnel and budget).

Skills & Experience

  • Engineering qualification at Bachelor’s level or equivalent working level;
  • Proven experience in a service organization like a Maritime, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering;
  • Solid project management and service skills;
  • Good command of the English language, both verbal and written;
  • Decisive and at the same time flexible in approach, working methodically;
  • Pragmatic and persuasive with a solid personality, fitting within a dynamic organization with a hands-on culture;
  • Able to influence, put things into perspective and also knows how to have the patience that is sometimes needed to achieve results;
  • Well able to manage expectations.
  • Excellent and effective communication and advisory skills with both team members and external stakeholders;
  • Result-oriented Project Engineer with initiative and project management skills;
  • A capable hands-on engineer with a proven track record in the maritime sector of Operate, Diagnose, Maintain and Repair;

What We Offer
At Damen we realize that supporting and managing many talented individuals is of great essence. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That is why we continuously invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

  • A competitive salary and benefits;
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • Continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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