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(Senior) Marine Systems Engineer – Hoofddorp


Bluewater is a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems (SPM) and operator of Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO). Our mission is to employ and develop the best people in order to provide innovative, solid and cost-effective solutions in all areas of its business, ensuring steady growth, financial stability and a challenging work environment.

We are currently looking for a Senior Marine Systems Engineer for the Naval & Marine Section. This Section is part of the Engineering Department (over 90 highly skilled engineers) and assists projects with typical Naval Architectural work and responsible for the engineering and design of all marine systems on a FPSO.


As a Senior Marine Systems Engineer, you are responsible for the delivery of engineering output of the marine systems work scope in line with the project’s technical specification, budget and planning. You may work as part of a team or assigned as a lead of a team yourself. You will report to the Lead/Project Engineer on progress, setbacks and concerns and you report to the Section Head on personal achievements and section matters.

Within Bluewater, you can expect to perform a number of different tasks:
– Concept, basic and detailed engineering of typical marine systems and marine piping on FPSOs and SPM systems;
– Creating CTR’s, provide input to the Project Planner and change management;
– Creating equipment specifications, P&ID’s, arrangements and design reports;
– Procurement related activities like contact with vendors, TBE’s and review of vendor data;
– Determine heat balances, pipe sizes, power requirements etc.;
– Participate in HAZOPs, HAZIDs;
– Obtain client and third party approval on the project and assist the yard site team.


We are looking for:
a good communicator with a pro-active attitude, able to work independently and striving for high quality results. Furthermore:
– Bachelors or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering or Naval Architecture (with marine specialization)
– over 6 years of relevant experience in marine systems engineering, preferably in the oil and gas industry or with oil tankers
– good interface knowledge of related disciplines i.e. Naval, Electrical, Instrumentation, Piping, Process, Safety & Regulatory
– familiar with rules of classification societies (ABS, DNV, BV and LR) and international codes and standards (HSE UK, Marpol, Solas, PFEER etc.)
– fluent in English, both written and spoken


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 will 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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