After obtaining his degree in Mechanical Engineering, Pieter Gilissen started his maritime career in the (mega)yacht industry. By designing and testing of the technical systems within these yachts, along with crewing onboard privately-operated sailing vessels, he gained experience on how these vessels are built and used.
After a period of 5 years, Pieter had a commercial position within an offshore construction company for oil- and gas production platforms, he returned to shipbuilding. Within the shipbuilding sector, he fulfilled several positions such as project manager and program manager at well-known Dutch shipyards.
Pieter is since 2017 Damage Surveyor where he mainly worked on Marine Hull & Machinery cases and Project & Shipyard risk inspections. He also advised and consults shipyard and affiliated organizations regarding project management and -controls.