About us

Koole is looking for an enthusiastic Naval Architect for its maritime division, based in the headquarters in Vijfhuizen.

Koole is a dynamic company consisting of four divisions with different specialism, whereby the Maritime Salvage and Wreck Removal division requires additional technical support. This ensures a lot of variety and constantly new challenges in our international projects. As salvage and wreck removal projects are unique we are focused to offer tailored solutions to these projects with our own assets such as tugs, barges and cranes.

Thanks to our pragmatic hands-on mentality, the company has been undergoing substantial growth for years, which is why we are now looking for a new colleague as a Naval Architect.


As a Naval Architect you will be able to join every phase of our projects. In the proposal phase, this means that you conduct feasibility studies on possible salvage solutions. Additionally drawings and figures are to be drafted to explain our salvage methodology. In the operational phase, you are expected to travel for periods of approximately 6 weeks to a project location for technical support. Outside of the salvage project, it is expected that you creatively assist in Research and Development activities for the creation or modification of our own equipment or assets.

Key Accountabilities

As Naval Architect you will:

  • Have the ability to travel to projects globally.
  • Be a skilled AutoCAD user.
  • Be able to translate ideas and plans to structured drawings and reports.
  • Write in academic English for commercial proposals and reports.
  • Conduct structural analysis of both wreck and equipment on deck.
  • Conduct stability analysis for salvage operations.
  • Draft lifting plans for heavy lift operations.
  • Assist our fleet management for technical support such as drawings and calculations for Class.
  • (preferably) Be capable of using HECSALV software for calculations and reporting.
  • (optionally) be capable of doing FEM analysis and validate such.

Skill & Experience

As Naval Architect you will need to have:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Naval Architecture or similar.
  • General ship design knowledge and practical experience in hydrostatics, ship strength and damage stability.
  • Academic level of English and preferably Dutch, both verbally and in writing.
  • Competencies: accurate, critical, creative, team player, decisive and structured.
  • Driver license B and have their own transport.
  • > 5 years of experience.

What we offer

  • A technology and creativity focused, dynamic, international work environment.
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits.
  • A chance to learn and develop yourself in a unique and niche branch of maritime salvage projects.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.

To apply

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