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Position description

The Structural Engineer is reponsible for the development and design of support structures for the 2 bladed turbine platform >10MW, and is member of the engineering team reporting to the Manager Engineering.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Conceptual design of support structures (offshore towers, nacelle mainframe, secondary structures) for the 2 bladed turbine platform >10MW. Detailed design and verification of structural integrity (strength, stability, fatigue) including reports ready for certification.
  • Analyse and evaluate design driving loads for the structural components in interaction with the loads and control team.
  • Establish technical cooperation with main suppliers and clarify technical requirements and delivarables. Review and approve drawings and supplier’s documentation.
  • Support certification activities and activities during production and installation.
  • Actively work together with Sourcing-, CAD- and Loads and Control department within 2-B Energy.

Education

Advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Engineering (mechanical, civil, aerospace) or other closely related fields.

Knowledge and working experience

  • Professional experience in the wind industry with focus on support structures.
  • Sound know-how in FE tools and capability to assess FEA results.
  • Deep knowledge in design of steel structures and welded/bolted joints including strength, stability and fatigue calculation.
  • Good knowledge in design of offshore specific structures including load application, foundation variants and soil-interaction.
  • Experience in application of DNVGL standards and Eurocode 3 series. Practical experience in working with certification bodies.
  • Good knowledge in wind turbine technology, materials and production processes (welded and casted parts) and basic offshore installation logistics.

Software skills

  • Deep knowledge in structural design tools (FEA, Ansys).
  • Good knowledge in CAD systems (SolidWorks).
  • Knowledge and basic programming experience, e.g. in Excel, VBA, Matlab, Python.

Personal skills

  • The candidate must have good organizational and communication skills and must be able to work within an international, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong sense of responsibility.
  • Self-starter and pro-active problem solver.

Language skills

  • English (Fluently written and spoken)
  • Dutch (beneficial)
  • German (beneficial)