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Offshore Pipelines and Cables Engineer

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The position
Do you have affinity with the installation of offshore infrastructure for oil and gas and wind energy projects and are you passionate about combining  hydrodynamics and structural knowledge into detailed analyses? Then read about what Van Oord can offer you. The Subsea Engineering Department in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, is looking for an Offshore Pipelines and Cables Engineer.

Within a team of about 20 engineers you will perform installation analyses to ensure the integrity of subsea assets like cables and pipelines while optimizing the work ability of our equipment. With the tender and project teams you will search for the preferred installation method. You will work in close cooperation with tender management, cost estimating and other engineering disciplines during tender stage and work as project team member during the preparation and execution phase. You are responsible for the delivery of the works on time and according to the Van Oord standards. 

Your responsibilities

  • Development of pipeline installation analyses for our pipelay vessel Stingray and cable installation analyses for our cable lay vessel Nexus
  • Give input and advice on installation methods and deliver innovative alternative solutions
  • Liaising with different engineering disciplines and departments (like Tender department, Ship Management) on operational aspects, work methods and the equipment to be used
  • Manage assignments set out with specialized consultancies
  • Follow-up project execution offshore or at the site location
  • Contribute to the development of in-house calculation tools

Job requirements

  • MSc degree in engineering (i.e. Offshore, Maritime or Mechanical Engineering)
  • Preferably several years of working experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of Orcina’s Orcaflex time domain software or similar and knowledge of the programming language Python is an advantage
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of the English language in an engineering environment
  • A team player with practical, analytical and communication skills 
  • Willingness to travel abroad to follow up on the installation offshore or on site

We offer
Van Oord offers a challenging and international working environment with attractive opportunities for further development. In addition, we can provide an excellent salary package appropriate to your background and experience.

About Van Oord
Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, hydraulic engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow's world for over a hundred years. Our people are committed, enterprising professionals with a passion for water and technology.

Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?
Apply online for the position of Offshore Pipelines and Cables Engineer by using the button below! If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me for more information or other career opportunities at Van Oord. 

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Pieter van Bodegom
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