FEM specialist superyachts

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10022344
  • Location hoofddorp
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

YER Yachtbuilding is looking for a specialist in the field of Finite Element Methods (FEM) for a well-known technical office in Naval Architecture and engineering.

Job description

We see Finite Element Methods as a high-tech area of ​​expertise and an important part of the core of our engineering process. In addition to working on projects, you help to further develop this specific knowledge within the company with the FEM team. Your work includes:

  • Planning, executing and/or supervising daily FEM activities on a project basis, for example modelling and calculating longitudinal strength, vibrations and specific (local) construction details
  • Guiding and coaching FEM colleagues
  • Consult and coordinate with Principal Engineer Computational Methods, Project Engineers and Project Managers Design about FEM as a discipline, but also project specific
  • Support in the implementation or standardization of policies, processes and methodologies both within the organization and from within your discipline
  • Communicate continuously with stakeholders about the progress, technical issues and solutions of the requested FEM work in the projects
  • Assist in the development and testing of tools and methodologies
  • Plan, execute and/or assess work outside the standard project scope
  • Setting up and supervising external FEM work (scope, planning, quotation and evaluation)
  • You are part of the FEM knowledge centre within the Structural Engineering department, where you work on various projects simultaneously with a team of FEM engineers. You report to the Pool Manager Structural Engineering


A technical office in naval Architecture and engineering for super yachts.

Offer description

  • A market-based salary between €55,000 and €80,000 gross per year (classification based on experience and employability)
  • 25 vacation days + 13 ADV days.

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor / Master thinking and working level, including relevant diploma
  • More than 4 years of relevant work experience as a FEM / Structural Engineer
  • Knowledge of ship structures and experience with the working method of inspection bodies such as LR, DNV or BV
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD software (eg: NX, Inventor, Solidworks)
  • Excellent knowledge of FEM for static and dynamic analysis
  • Experience with commercial packages (eg: Ansys, NASTRAN, Femap, RFEM)
  • Preferably programming knowledge for the development of tools (e.g.: VBA, Python)
  • Command of the English language in word and writing, Dutch is an advantage
  • Positive attitude, collaborative, organizational awareness and helicopter view
  • Experience in coaching and supervising colleagues and focused on process optimization
  • Someone with good social and communication skills, vision and analytical skills
  • You are result-oriented and good at planning and organizing
  • An organization that is in full development, where your qualities and talents are valued
  • Working within an organization at the top of the worldwide yacht building industry and with state-of-the-art tools