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(Junior) Naval Architect – Hoofddorp


For the Engineering department in Hoofddorp we are looking for a (Junior) Naval Architect to strengthen the Naval & Marine section.


Since its foundation in 1978, Bluewater has built a technological lead specialising in design, development, lease and operation of tanker-based production and storage systems, and has become a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems.

Bluewater provides a challenging environment for a Naval Architect; state of the art analysis and innovative design, interfaces with other disciplines and requirements from rules and regulations. Within these constraints a cost efficient and safe solution needs to be found. Engineering support is required during all phases of the FPSO design; concept design, basic and detailed design, yard sup-port up to the FPSO in operation, resulting in a versatile work environment.


As a Naval Architect you are responsible for delivery of the naval engineering work scope of a pro-ject within time & budget. You will design and perform hydrostatic, hydrodynamic and structural analyses on FPSOs. You work closely together with engineers and draftsmen both within and outside the Naval & Marine section. You report to the Lead Engineer on progress, set backs and concerns and signal technical risks and anomalies in projects to your Section Head. You reply to queries from site, Client, Certifying Authority and subcontractors on time. If necessary you perform activities abroad (at subcontractor office or on a shipyard).


We are looking for an analytically strong Naval Architect with good communication skills.
• Preferably a Masters’ degree in Naval Architecture or Offshore Engineering
• Between 0 and 3 years of experience in the offshore industry
• You have experience with finite element, fatigue and hydrodynamic analysis
• Knowledge of hydrostatics and other typical naval and structural design aspects
• Knowledge of relevant international design codes and Class regulations
• Able to work independently and organize your own work
• Good understanding of the English language, verbally as well as in writing


For more information about the job specifics please contact Stefan Nienaber, Section Head Naval & Marine Engineering, or Mark Schouten, Senior HR Officer, +31 23 711 6400


If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the ‘Apply’ button in this vacancy. This will lead you further through the application.

Please note that this is a 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.

Due to the high rate of response, acquisition by agencies is not appreciated and will not be responded to.

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