Topsides Engineer

Offshore, Oil, Gas & Energy

Area of Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands


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The Structural discipline provides Structural Engineering to the Group Product Lines, which contains studies, proposals, technology development, Pre-FEED projects, FEED projects and EPCI projects. The Senior Structural Topside Engineers is responsible for:

  • Leading the Structural Topside team on large offshore projects (when assigned as the Discipline Lead Engineer on projects).
  • Structural design of Topside facilities for tanker conversions and new build hulls of FPSO and FLNG projects.
  • Provide technical support and consultation to discipline and project on complex problems.
  • Support to the Technology Development department for FPSO, FLNG, and Renewable product lines in bringing new products and technology to the market.

Job description

In your role of Senior Structural Topside Engineer you are responsible for making structural design calculations of offshore topsides structures, such as FPSO topsides modules, flare towers and hull integrations. The design calculations are made using Finite Element software (GeniE, Femap), in-house developed software or hand calculations.

You will have the opportunity to be assigned as a Discipline Lead Engineer (DLE) on projects. You will be responsible for leading the Structural Topsides team and your team will be responsible to provide design calculations, 3D modelling, construction drawings and MTO’s for offshore structures. Your will be interfacing with clients, project management, other disciplines, procurement, construction, classification bureau’s and subcontractors.


Job requirements

We are looking for candidates who have an MSc or BSc degree or equivalent (i.e. Professional Certification) in Mechanical, Civil, Offshore, Naval or Aerospace Engineering with the specialization in structural analysis of offshore topside structures. You have approximately 10 years experience in the structural offshore engineering, of which 4 years in a leading role.

Furthermore you have:

  • In-depth experience and sound technical knowledge of structural analysis of topside structures in conceptual, basic and detailed design.
  • Experience in Engineering & Design of topside facilities of floating production units (FSO’s, FPSO’s, FLMG’s) for the Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Good knowledge of structural interfaces with related disciplines i.e. piping, topside integrations and other equipment integrations.
  • Familiar with rules of classification societies, knowledge and experience with structural design software, like GeniE, SACS, Staad Pro.
  • Professional communication in English (verbal and written).
  • Team management skills.
  • Good initiative, creative thinking and ability to develop new design, new concept.

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