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(Senior) Project Engineer – Structural

  • Rotterdam
  • Permanent

Our client Cosco Shipping Heavy Transport has requested us to provide – exclusively – search & selection services for the position of:

(Senior) Project Engineer – with Structural background

Cosco Shipping Heavy Transport is a global leader in safe and reliable semi-submersible marine transportation. A relatively small company, but part of a much larger organization which offers growth potential while still having a family environment. Within the team you can count on each other without having layers of management in between, beside that you will have the opportunities and benefits of a multinational.

The office is based in Rotterdam. In this position you will travel on regular basis for short visits to the project locations.

  • Independently perform and organize (engineering) activities for a project.
  • Prepare technical tender documents and perform project engineering for large scale contracts.
  • Take the Lead in the structural design for support and seafastening arrangements.
  • Liaise with the COSCO commercial team and clients concerning vessel schedule.
  • Work together with project team members to timely perform the assigned tasks within the project.
  • Maintain contact with clients, subcontractors, surveyors and other COSCO offices.
  • Work with different cultures and internally with offices in Houston (USA) and Guangzhou (China).
  • Prepare reports and manuals for the awarded projects.
  • Make an inventory of cargo data, define the most suitable vessel (in close consultation with the commercial department) and perform stability, strength and motion response analyses for a transport.
  • Visit clients and shipyards for meetings.
  • Provide operational support on board the vessels during loading- and discharging operations (when necessary).
  • Work on internal development of software models and tools and calculation techniques.


  • A least a Bachelor’s degree Naval Architecture or equivalent.
  • Significant experience in Structural Design work.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role for the Senior Project Engineer role or a minimum of 2 years' experience for the Project Engineer role.
  • Ambition to develop yourself in the special world of marine heavy transport and to develop yourself further in this.
  • Ability work independently, but also in a team.
  • A good sense of humour.
  • Experience with AUTOCAD, GHS and OCTOPUS software or you are prepared to improve your skills in those programs. 

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