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Structural Engineer – Hoofddorp


The Engineering Department is responsible for providing innovative, cost effective Engineering services and solutions in all areas of Bluewater’s business. It ensures 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 Structural Engineering Section is part of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the design and engineering of the (steel) structures of Single Point Mooring systems and FPSO topsides. These structures are designed using 3D design tools. With finite element and analytical analysis, supported by in-house developed pre- and post-processing tools, the structures are designed for extreme conditions and fatigue life.


The Structural Engineer performs and reports the structural analysis for the structural work scope of any type of job, in line with the project’s technical specification, budget and planning. You reports to the Lead (Project) Engineer on progress, setbacks and concerns when assigned to a project. You will implement the HSEQ&RC requirements and assist the Lead (Project) Engineer in related meetings. You will reply to Inter Discipline Checks on time and also reply to queries from site, client, certifying authority and vendor on time. It’s important to signal technical risks and anomalies in projects to the Section Head Structural Engineering. In the long term you can develop to lead engineer when al requirements are met in the work you deliver.


We are looking for an ambitious team player who is disciplined and loves problem analysing and –solving. You have a strong planning and organization mind-set. Furthermore:

• A bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering, Naval Architecture or Aeronautics.
• 3 – 5 years of relevant experience in structural engineering.
• Advanced computer literacy, document processing and spreadsheets.
• Knowledge of Applied Mechanics.
• Knowledge of and experience with FE programs.
• Knowledge of analytical calculation/design methodology of any type of job.
• Knowledge of Python is a plus.
• Knowledge of materials.
• English good, verbally as well as in writing. Dutch is a plus.


A fulltime, challenging position within an international environment. A gross yearly salary in line with market conditions, including a 13th month and holiday allowance. Furthermore is applicable a non-contributory pension plan and a collective medical insurance.


For more information about the job specifics please contact Jaap-Jan van Nielen, Section Head Structural Engineering or Alice Gaikhorst, HR Representative, +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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