Senior Project Engineer – Structural Project Design | Engineering


The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for the engineering process: quality of work performed within the discipline, coordinating advanced discipline studies and maintaining/improving knowledge, processes and tools pertaining to the discipline. This includes steering personal development of Project Engineers. The coordination of research and development activities pertaining to the discipline also falls to the Senior Project Engineer. A Senior Project Engineer is also expected to perform Project Engineer work. This concerns engineering activities to prepare our heavy transport and lift projects and provide (on site) support during project execution.

Key Activities:


  • Advice on subjects pertaining to the engineering discipline.
  • Responsibility for quality of engineering work performed by Project Engineers.
  • Responsibility for coordination and quality or advanced discipline studies.
  • Performing work as a Project Engineer


  • Monitor Engineering process and identify needs to improve the progress and advise to General Manager Projects accordingly.
  • Indentify the neccesity of upgrading of developping tools and software for the Engineering process (Taking the lead in this process).
  • Maintaining Engineering Standarts and Work instructions. Act correctly when identifying the need for changes and ensure correct application of these.
  • Monitoring people’s performance, identifying the need for training and further personal development and to advise the General Manager Projects accordingly.
  • Understanding of business processes, how these impact various disciplines and vice versa.
  • Give input on companywide developments and performance indicators.
  • Lead, participate and/or advise large scale structural design projects and workgroups.
  • Assist and supervise project engineers, graduate students, and work students.
  • Coordinate and review work for graduate students and work students.
  • Formulate suitable project descriptions for traineeships and student theses.

Research and Development:

  • Execute, coordinate and review research & development projects within the specialization structural engineering.
  • Proactively propose, work on, and facilitate improvements and/or developments to current engineering tools, methods, and standards.


  • Provide technical support to tenders/enquiries.
  • Represent the company towards clients.
  • Explain technical matters both internally and externally.

Safety and Quality:

  • Responsible for quality of own work and that of discipline Project Engineers.
  • Apply contractually agreed standards.
  • Follow company QHSE standards
  • Comply with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Give input on project risk assessments and lessons learned.


Education level:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Maritime/ Mechanical/ Civil Engineering or other relevant degree.
  • Specialized in STructural Mechanics
  • Or relevant work experience in a similar field pertaining to the above described work content.

Level of Expertise:

  • Preferably 10 years of work experience
  • Professional knowledge of own discipline and related engineering disciplines.
  • Extensive knowledge of DNV-ST- N001 and/or similar rules and regulations from other classification societies is desirable.
  • Familiar with the following specific discipline content:
    • FEA calculations (preferably using FEMAP)
    • Classical and advanced mechanics, e.g. buckling, welding (preferably using Nauticus Hull, FEMAP or SDC Verifier if applicable)
    • Structural designing and verifications, e.g. of grillages, cradles, lifting tools etc.
    • CAD designing (preferably SolidWorks or AutoCAD)

Communication skills:

  • Fluent in English and Dutch, both written and spoken
  • Ability to communicate effectively to bring solutions, drive change, motivate and inspire colleages

Personal characteristics:

  • Accurate and efficient
  • Coordinating and team building
  • Flexible and inventive
  • Responsible
  • Willing to travel internationally

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