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Section Head E&I Engineering – 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 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 Section Head Engineering is responsible for the management of the section in order to deliver the engineering and design output in line with the project’s technical specification, budget and planning. The Section Head guides, supports and audits the engineers assigned to project teams and super-vises the quality of output. Selecting staff for project teams in cooperation with the Project Engi-neers and Department Head Engineering and providing input to other departments, such as Float-ing Production Engineering, Business Development & Tender and Projects is the responsibility of the Section Head E&I. You will direct and manage the section, provide input to the year plan of the department and monitor the execution of this plan with respect to action’s related activities. The Section Head needs to establish and maintain a cooperative working environment within the section and the de-partment and monitors individual goals within the section. You will coach and develop staff and provides opportunities to improve their development needs and provide proper tools to allow personnel to effectively perform their work. The Section Head E&I Develops and implements section’s procedures and processes and obtains and evaluates all lessons learned. You will report regularly to the Department Head Engineering on section activities, achievements and personnel and organization matters.


We are looking for a leader of individuals and groups, planning and organizational skills with a creative and problem solving attitude.

Furthermore we require:
 Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline.
 Over 8 years of engineering experience in offshore and/or oil & gas industry.
 English good, verbally as well as in writing.
 Computer literacy for calculations, document processing, spreadsheets and database man-agement
 Good knowledge of relevant engineering tools and software.


We offer a fulltime, challenging position within an international environment. A market conform gross yearly salary, including a 13th month, holiday allowance and a non-contributory pension plan and a collective medical insurance.


For more information please contact Mark Schouten,
+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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