Van Oossanen employs 20 to 25 people, the majority of whom are naval architects and hydrodynamicists working in the field of naval architecture and Computational Fluid Dynamics, studies of commercial vessels and yachts.

As a leading company in the field of ship hydrodynamics and performance, we deliver our designs according to the highest standards and make sure that they answer the demands of all Classification Societies and Registers. Next to that, it is in our nature to innovate and to reach new levels of performance. That is why we invest over 30 per cent of our time in research and development projects.

We believe in the development of our employees and provide a high level of in-house knowledge training to stay at the forefront. Working at Van Oossanen means that you get the opportunity to manage your own projects and can optimise your personal skills.

We also offer internship positions for thesis projects to students with an interest in hydrodynamics or the development of new ship concepts.

Interested in working at Van Oossanen or Hull Vane? Don’t hesitate to contact us

Below you find our current vacancies.


Job description:
As a naval architect your job starts at the beginning of a new design. Together with the designer you define and develop the technical concept of new super yachts. You investigate and determine the technical feasibility of alternative concepts, for which specific calculations and 2D and 3D CAD drawings are required. You find creative, often innovative, yet feasible solutions for design requirements that might be contrary, often with a focus on the hydrodynamic properties and performance of the vessel.

When the concept is decided on, the work continues into the preliminary design phase and the final design phase, during which the concept is further developed including the Class drawings. This requires many calculations, such as Finite Element Analyses (FEA) and CFD, and design drawings, such as the General Construction Plan and the Technical General Arrangement.

You will start your work as a member of a small project team. Depending on your experience, you will be required to carry out and take the lead in these projects.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Ship Science
  • Preferably at least 3 years of experience in a relevant position
  • Familiar with CAD software and preferably also with specific software such as Maxsurf
  • You are a responsible, analytical, creative and flexible person with good communication skills
  • You are able to work both in a team and individually
  • Fluent in spoken and written English; reasonably fluent in spoken and written Dutch, or willing to invest in learning this in the short term

Send your motivation letter and CV to to apply.