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Senior Structural Engineer – 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.


As Senior Structural Engineer you are responsible for delivering the engineering output of the structural 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 Project (Lead) Engineer on progress, setbacks and assist in obtaining client and third party approval on the project. You signal technical risks and anomalies in projects to your Section Head.

The Senior Structural Engineer replies to Inter Discipline checks and to queries from site,
client, certifying authority and vendor on time. Furthermore on request of the Corporate Technical Authority you may act as delegate Corporate Technical Authority. In this position you report to the Section Head Structural on personal achievements and section matters.


We are looking for a creative and disciplined Engineer who loves problem solving and has strong planning and Organizational skills. Furthermore:
• You have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil-, Mechanical engineering, Naval Architecture or
• Over 8 years of relevant experience in structural engineering
• You have knowledge of and experience in the usage of a Finite Element Analysis program
• You have knowledge of Applied Mechanics and analytical calculation/design methodology
of any type of job
• Computer literacy for MathCAD, document processing and spreadsheets
• Your English is good, verbally as well as in writing
• You are experienced in leading a team and delegating work as Lead Engineer.
In that capacity you have also experience in budget and planning related matters.


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 Molina Peerwijk, +31 (23) 711 5500.


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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