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Product Development Designer – Hoofddorp


Bluewater is a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems (SPM) and operator of Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO). 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 currently owns and operates a number of Floating Production Storage and Offloading Systems (FPSOs): the Glas Dowr, the Aoka Mizu, the Bleo Holm, the Hæwene Brim and Munin.


The Technology Management Department is responsible to develop multidisciplinary technology and innovative products to form part of proposals as well as independent from tenders. The latter is to enlarge our capabilities to enable future projects and to increase value for the near and mid-term future. Subject developments are compliant to defined and anticipated requirements in order to contribute to the realization of the company’s goals and strategy.


The Product Development Designer is responsible for performing conceptual design work in accordance with the study requirements. The Product Development Designer initiates new designs and develops existing concepts. You assist in preparation of study reporting and are responsible for design activities. Naturally you will deliver the design output on time according to the project, HSEQ&RC and corporate requirements. You will act as Lead Designer on studies and directs discipline Engineers assigned to the study. Also you are able to coach more junior designers and check work of colleagues to improve quality. You report to the Department Head Technology Management on design and status as well as on personal achievements and department matters.


A disciplined and creative Product Development Designer. You have attention to detail and are capable of problem analyzing. With your planning & organization skills you know how to balance designing with administrative work as well with improvements on corporate standards. Furthermore the Product Development Designer has:

– For example a Technical College in Mechanical or Structural Engineering;
– Over 3 years of relevant experience in multidisciplinary design;
– Experience with of 3D engineering software and affinity with 3D animations and design data management;
– Computer literacy for 2D and 3D CAD for document processing and spreadsheets;
– A good understanding of the English language, verbally as well as in writing.


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, Sail day and our annual Christmas party


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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