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Senior CAD Engineer



Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Vacancy – Senior CAD Engineer

Senior CAD Engineer

SolarDuck is a Dutch-Norwegian company that is pioneering the technology to bring solar PV to the seas, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

As a spin-off of Damen Shipyards, a leading Dutch shipbuilder, SolarDuck was founded in 2019 by a team of experienced entrepreneurs from the maritime industry. We are headquartered in the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and have a growing international presence with offices in Norway and Japan.

Our vision is to Electrify the World with Offshore Floating Solar, and we have developed a unique technology to bring solar PV offshore. Thereby we enable access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and independent energy for energy consumers around the world.

To strengthen our team, we might be looking for you! If you are curious to find new solutions, like to develop speed in what you do, or are a trustworthy person driven to make an impact we would like to get in touch. With your leadership and expertise, you’ll help us accelerate the growth of offshore floating solar energy by deploying over 1 GW every year from 2030.

The Role

Are you eager to take the lead in renewable energy design? At SolarDuck, we’re looking for a Senior CAD Engineer who’s passionate about driving the future of offshore solar energy. This is more than a job; it’s an opportunity to lead creative & innovative project designs and make a tangible impact in the world of sustainable energy, right from our dynamic office in Rotterdam. As our Senior CAD Engineer, you’ll play a key part in carrying out the implementation of innovative project designs. To maintain the greatest level of excellence in CAD designs, it will be your responsibility to examine and refine the drawings created by our CAD designers, aligning all components before the production stage involves lining up interfaces, validating BOM quantities, and collaborating effectively across functional boundaries. To promote a proactive and well-coordinated approach to project implementation, your role involves providing thorough technical assistance and hands-on support during project builds. You’ll also create and manage established operating procedures, CAD libraries, and templates in addition to managing project resources to guarantee productivity and financial compliance.


  • Overseeing the setup and administration of the CAD and PDM systems;
  • Develop drawing templates and uphold drawing standards for precision.
  • Managing and updating the master 3D model to guarantee accurate interfaces among detailed parts;
  • Taking charge of scrutinizing drawings generated by the assigned CAD Designers, with a comprehensive focus on the quality of both drawings and machine CAD design. This involves verifying correct interfaces and ensuring completeness and accuracy of BOM quantities;
  • Coordinating the CAD Designers assigned to the project to ensure timely release of planned drawings and BOM items. Additionally, updating associated tracking/planners to maintain on-time delivery across departments;
  • Monitoring CAD Design hours dedicated to the project, providing estimates to complete, and striving to keep the project within the allocated budget;
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing processes to optimize design.
  • Utilize your 2D & 3D CAD skills (Solidworks, 3DExperience, Autocad) to bring concepts to life.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to ensure that projects remain within scope, schedule, and budget, collaborating with staff in various departments;
  • Developing and maintaining standardized drawing templates for various project requirements;
  • Establishing and enforcing drawing standards to guarantee uniformity and compliance with industry norms.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field;
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience as a CAD Engineer;
  • Proficient in both 2D and 3D CAD design, with expertise in Solidworks, 3DExperience, and AutoCAD;
  • Proficient in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Knowledge in aluminum is highly valued;
  • An attitude that embraces teamwork, recognizing the success of the team as a whole.

Why choose SolarDuck?

In SolarDuck you will be part of a fast-growing, mission-driven team that works tirelessly to electrify the world with offshore floating solar We are proud of our remarkable team of professionals, keen to share and learn from each other, fostering an inclusive work environment, where people can be themselves and every idea is valued.

SolarDuck offers the unique opportunity to continue to invest in your personal and professional growth on the job and through structured training and learning opportunities. In addition, we offer an attractive compensation package, including a share certificate program and a competitive salary. Further, we aim to have a diverse team and therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for this position.

Elevate your career and join a team pioneering in offshore solar energy. If you’re driven, experienced in project management, and passionate about renewable energy, SolarDuck is your next big opportunity. Take charge of groundbreaking projects in a dynamic environment and contribute to a sustainable future.

Apply now to be SolarDuck’s new Senior CAD Engineer and lead the way in offshore solar innovation. Your expertise and vision can help shape the future of energy – be part of this exciting journey!

Vacancy - Senior CAD Engineer