Senior Structural Engineer


How you can make your mark

Make your mark as senior structural engineer at Boskalis Offshore Energy and work for prestigious and challenging offshore projects!

As a senior structural engineer, you will be working for the Global Engineering department of the Boskalis Offshore Energy division in Papendrecht. This department is responsible for the strength verification of the vessels in the fleet and designing of various temporary works, structures and providing technical support to various business units/department within the Offshore Energy division. These often relate to complex projects, an area where Boskalis is an international leader –in the sustainable energy and oil & gas sectors, including work related to offshore wind farms and oil platforms. We work with state-of-the-art equipment that meets the highest quality and safety requirements. Provide “up to date” engineering advice and support and assist in the development and improvement of structural engineering working methods, tools and equipment.

We are looking for a pragmatic and solution-oriented engineer with an eye to safety. In the role of senior structural engineer, you will be able to rely on your technical affinity and experience to make a stable contribution to our team. You understand the dynamics of the contracting world, you are a team player who finds it easy to switch between the client, the crew of a vessel, external stakeholders and colleagues.

Your Responsibilities As a Senior Structural Engineer

  • Prepare reports with design an verification calculations for all structural works within Scope, Budget and Schedule;
  • Develop various concepts for design and advice on the most suitable solution for the problem;
  • Verification of drawings to ensure that these match with engineering performed;
  • Initiate and document good engineering practices, tools and departmental standards;
  • First point of contact during construction and fabrication of the designed items;
  • Managing design and verification works at subcontractor engineering firms;
  • Perform as mentor for Medior and Junior Engineers.
  • Your Typical Deliverables: Sea fastening analyses, Global Hull Analyses, Lifting point verification, Global strength verifications of vessels, Jackets and Topsides, On Bottom Stability analyses, Strongpoint verifications, Deck load diagrams etc.

Your Qualities And Experience

You can move ahead as a senior structural engineer if you have:

  • Recognized MSc or BSc Degree in Marine, Mechanical, Aerospace or Civil engineering;
  • 10+ years of experience engineering in the Offshore field, Practical Offshore experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of Class rules for vessels (LR, BV, ABS), offshore structures (DNV, API) and Operational guidelines (DNVGL) used by MWS;
  • Able to write Basis of Design, Design Briefs and specifications;
  • Strong insight on constructability;
  • Well versed in at least 2 FEA packages preferably ANSYS, FEMAP, RFEM and Mathcad;
  • A good command of spoken English and academic reporting skills.

We offer

What You Can Expect

  • Warm welcome: We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about Boskalis.
  • Career development: Plenty of opportunities to realize your full potential. Challenge yourself with (online) courses in our Boskalis academy.
  • Career opportunities: We challenge you every day to get better. Together we realize your full personal and professional career by creating development opportunities.

Extra information

  • Your team: As senior structural engineer you are part of the global engineering team.
  • Where you will work: You will work from our beautiful office in Abu Dhabi and will have close contact with Head office in the Netherlands.
  • Fulltime/ part- time job: The position of senior structural engineer is a fulltime job.
  • Next steps: Apply easily by completing the online application form. Interviews are held online or in the office. Once it is clear we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer – and look forward to welcoming you to the company.

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, an increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.

In this job you will work for the offshore energy division. Boskalis has one of the largest global fleets of specialized offshore vessels, allowing us to carry out a broad range of offshore activities. We provide innovative and sustainable all-round solutions to tackle major worldwide maritime challenges. Our Offshore Energy division supports sustainable energy solutions such as wind energy as well as traditional fossil facilities. We’re involved in the entire journey from developing and transporting to maintaining and decommissioning these facilities.


Want to know more?

We are more than happy to answer your questions about the position of senior structural engineer. Please contact Arshad Asharaf, corporate recruiter via our careers page.

Interested? Please apply by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV.

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