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Engineer Offshore Hydrodynamics – Hoofddorp


For our Engineering Department in Hoofddorp, we are looking for an Engineer Offshore Hydrodynamics with excellent problem analysis skills.


The Engineering Department is responsible for providing innovative, cost effective Engineering services and solutions in all areas of Bluewater’s business, ensuring a responsible approach to client requirements; international rules and regulations and HSEQ obligations in order to contribute to the realization of the company’s goals and strategy.
The Mooring and Subsea Section is part of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the design and engineering of the mooring lines and flexible risers of Single Point Mooring Systems and F(P)SOs as well as determining design loads for structural and mechanical components to be designed and engineered in the respective engineering sections. The engineering activities are performed using state of the art time domain simulation tools, supported by model tests and in-house developed pre- and post-processing tools which are improved continuously.


As Hydrodynamics Engineer in the Mooring & Subsea Section you are responsible for delivering the engineering output of the mooring & subsea work scope of any type of job, in line with the project’s technical specification, budget and planning. You reply in time to requests and queries from other disciplines, site, client, certifying authority and vendors. You report to the Project (Lead) Engineer on progress, set backs and assist in obtaining client and third party approval on the project. You support the After Sales and Operations Departments with queries and requests on existing systems. As Bluewater witness/representative you travel to offshore installations. You signal technical risks and anomalies in projects to your Section Head. Also, you can be assigned to take on the role of Lead Engineer on a project.


We are looking for an analytically strong Engineer who can act independently as well as in a project team. You have a creative mind set and enjoy solving problems. Furthermore:
– you have a degree offshore floating structures, hydrodynamics, naval architecture or civil engineering
– affinity for mathematics, statistical analysis and signal processing
– knowledge of relevant international design codes and standards (ISO, ABS, DNV, LR, HSE)
– fluent in English, both written and spoken
– computer literacy for discipline calculations, document processing, spreadsheets and data-base management
– you take ownership and are reliable in delivering results. You solve bottlenecks, change approach if things are not working, and keep an eye on the balance between quality, costs and benefits. You act responsibly and you are friendly and respectful, but can also challenge


What we offer:
– a fulltime/40 hours per week position within an international environment
– besides a competitive salary, you will receive a 13th month, holiday allowance and travel allowance
– 29 days of paid holiday annually and the opportunity to purchase 10 additional holidays annually
– the opportunity to take part in our collective health insurance scheme
– a good pension scheme of which we pay the complete pension contribution
– onboarding program; we warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel home as soon as possible
– different activities which are very divers and always voluntary, for example playing sports, CPC run, friday drinks, quiz night, Sail day and our annual Christmas party


If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the ‘apply’ button below. This will lead you further through the application process. We kindly ask you to upload your motivation and cv and within 2 weeks, we inform you on the status of your application.

Please note that this is a permanent staff position. Interim candidates should not apply. We can only accept applications from candidates who are currently eligible to live and work in the Netherlands.

An (online) assessment could be part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated and will not be responded to.

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