Structural Engineer Offshore


Antonieta Pichinte

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Structural engineering & analysis of offshore structures

Projects: FPSO fleet & mooring solutions

Company: EPCI offshore contractor and offshore fleet owner & operator

Main requirements: Relevant experience in structural engineering of complex steel structures, preferably in offshore environments

Your opportunity

Are you a passionate Structural Engineer ready to take on a new challenge within the Offshore industry? Then this might be the right opportunity for you!

As a Structural Engineer, you are responsible for performing the design and analysis of large offshore structures and components. You will be busy with overall steel design and strength calculations of offshore structures for high-complexity projects. You report to the Lead Engineer on progress, setbacks, and technical issues of the project(s) you work on. You will be part of the Structural Engineering department, which is responsible for the design and engineering of the steel structures of Mooring systems and FPSO topside modules.

What you will do

  • Perform structural design (basic & detail) & analysis of steel offshore structures
  • Prepare strength, stability, weight & fatigue calculations 
  • Check drawings and coordinate the work of suppliers and subcontractors
  • Calculate and simulate structures with the use of high-end engineering software (Ansys & Python)
  • Make sure the structures are designed for extreme conditions and fatigue life and according to industry standards 
  • Report on the project status with the Lead Project Engineer
  • Respond timely to inter-discipline checks, site queries, clients, certifying authority requests, and vendors ensuring smooth project execution

Where you will work

With this trusted client, 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
  • An organization with a cooperative mindset 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

  • BSc. or MSc. in Structural Engineering, Naval Architecture, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or similar
  • 3-5 years of relevant working experience in Structural Engineering for offshore or maritime structures
  • Good working knowledge of Ansys or FE software & Python is a plus!
  •  An analytical and solution-finding approach, since you will be the one solving engineering puzzles
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team, authorities, and clients worldwide

Your benefits

  • 30 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • 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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