Development Engineer Floating Wind


Eric Schiphorst

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: front-end concept engineering & new product development

Projects: innovative offshore floating wind solutions for tenders and studies

Company: EPCI offshore contractor and offshore fleet owner & operator

Main requirements: +10 years of experience in offshore wind development projects

Your opportunity

Do you want to lead a path to a sustainable future within the floating wind sector? Are you an innovative and creative engineer, who possesses in-depth analytical and problem-solving skills in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and structures? Then this is a great opportunity for you! In this role, you will act as the technology specialist of a new product line within a renowned provider of floating energy solutions and complex mooring equipment. Together with the Technology Manager, you will drive the development of floating wind concepts into working proposals, demonstrating their feasibility through integrated load analysis. 

What you will do

  • Deliver multi-disciplinary concept design and engineering for client proposals and product development in close cooperation with knowledgeable colleagues
  • Liaise with external parties like clients, authorities and verification bodies for timely approval of designs and technology, as well as protection of the company’s intellectual property and patents in the field of floating wind solutions
  • Propose and develop innovative concepts and maintain standards, templates and tools to drive innovation, secure quality and cost-effectiveness
  • Perform a range of analysis and simulations to achieve accepted concepts, while you will also be involved in the future realization phases of projects, overseeing the construction and/or offshore installation

Where you will work

With this trusted client in the Amsterdam area we have a long-lasting relationship. It is a privately owned company that delivers floating energy solutions and complex mooring equipment to the global oil & gas and renewables industries. Besides having proven capabilities in engineering and developing installations for harsh offshore conditions, they own and operate their own fleet of FPSOs. A welcoming organization in which people with the right pro-active attitude will get opportunities to proof themselves and grow.

  • Challenging engineering environment, particularly in developing equipment for extreme offshore conditions
  • Organization with cooperative mind-set and open communication style, which allows for professional progress
  • Drive for new technologies in floating sustainable energy solutions
  • For the size of the projects, a relatively small multi-disciplinary engineering team, with a focus on conceptual and basic design
  • Combining in one close-knit company: EPCI contractor and offshore fleet-owner-operator

What you already have

  • +10 years of experience in offshore wind development projects
  • A Msc. degree in Naval Architecture, Mechanical of Aerospace Engineering
  • An analytical and solution-finding approach, since you will be the one solving multi-disciplinary engineering puzzles
  • A convincing and communicative attitude, as you can only be successful in this role if you get all parties involved aligned with your solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team, authorities and clients worldwide
  • Available for full-time work in the Amsterdam area, and willing to travel occasionally to yards, suppliers and clients
  • Passion for driving renewable technological solutions is key

Your benefits

  • 30 paid holidays per year for an nice work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from € 65K gross per year
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers
  • Housing search support and registration provided by Van Storm

Sounds interesting?

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