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Meet our people

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."


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Martin van Heulen Manager Strategic Alliances & Offset

‘I like the international aspect’

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding is an international company. This is especially true if, like me, you have a lot to do with the outside world. We have clients, colleagues and suppliers all over the globe. For me, this makes working for Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding extra interesting.


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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.


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Jeffrey Vader Supervisor Support systems

‘Proud of every vessel that leaves the shipyard’

In the engineering department you work on the first phase of a vessel. You have a direct influence on the product. We are constantly working on new developments. And it shows: in each vessel we use new ideas and applications.


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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."


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Dennis de Jonge Student shipbuilder

‘I am studying shipbuilding’

"This in my third year in the work-training program at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding. This means that I work four days a week and attend classes the other day. Since this year I have been working for DSNS on a steady contract. It was important to DSNS that I attended the vocational education course for Shipbuilding. That is what I am doing right now. After I am done, I might go on to the third level for Shipbuilding."


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Suzan Koole Technical specification writer

‘Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding is not just any company’

I completed my mechanical engineering internship at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding. When I was asked to stay on, it didn't take me long to decide what I would do.


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Eddy Davidse Head of Production

‘No day is the same’

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding is a company that offers a lot of variety. Steel, electronics, weapon systems, propulsion technology - it's all here. If you are not only interested in technology, but also take a keen interest in people and have a feeling for commercial business, then this is the place to be.


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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.


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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."


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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."


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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."


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