Meet our people
Ronald de Baar Production Coordinator Steel Construction
‘Shipbuilding gets to you’
Although I have been active in the steel construction business all of my life, I didn't start working for Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding until 3 years ago. Shipbuilding is really something else, with its own jargon and drawing style.
Joep Broekhuijsen Research Engineer
‘It is interesting to meet bright minds’
After finishing my college education Maritime Engineering at the Technical University in Delft, I started at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding as a construction specialist. I design and analyse constructions that are exposed to extreme forces, such as explosions or collisions.
Adriaan Snoep Piping engineer
‘The small spaces ask for quite a bit of creativity’
"About a year ago, I started looking for a new job. At the time, I was working as a maintenance mechanic and was on the lookout for a new challenge. I was able to start for Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding as a piping engineer. The job appealed to me straight away. Here at DSNS we work on a beautiful and interesting product. And above all, career opportunities are almost unlimited."
Arjen Poortvliet Production coordinator
‘I see every day as an adventure’
"The diversity, that's what appeals to me most in my job. Not one day is the same and I am in contact with many different people. It is my job to build a ship with a team. That means lots of meetings, setting priorities and solving problems."
Mark de Wolf Trainee
‘After my thesis subject I was allowed to stay’
"I have been working for Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for approx. 3 months now. In the six months prior to that, I was working on my thesis subject for my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. I was happy that I could stay on. I am presently following a shipbuilding course for higher vocational education one-day a week; on the other days I work in the Proposal department."
Peter Elve Assisting foreman
‘This is a very humane company’
"I have been working as assisting foreman for two weeks now. It is a fun, new challenge. I was ready for a change; pipefitting had become child's play for me. Now everything is new."
Desmond Kramer Manager Integrated Logistic Support
‘We make sure our clients can maintain their ship’
"We make sure that our clients can maintain their ships during use. That is why our department issues excellent maintenance procedures. This all has to be taken care of before a ship can leave the shipyard."