Hydrodynamic Engineer

Function Description

As a hydrodynamic engineer, you will design and analyze a wide range of systems that operate in a marine environment. You will work on diverse projects, ranging from basic hand calculations to fatigue analysis on mooring systems, spectral motion analysis, bollard pull calculations, design of mooring systems and preparing specs for innovative renewable energy solutions, like seaweed farming, floating solar and wind, etc.
The activities will at times be less well formulated and at times clearly defined. The ability to find solutions, try alternatives efficiently yet thoroughly and find the question behind the question is essential.

Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Analyzes and solve problems independently.
  • Oversees design methodologies and can define ways to solve the problem.
  • Gives instructions to team-members and checks work from team-members.
  • Has an overview of the project progress and deliverables.
  • Knowledge of, affinity with innovations in marine energy market.
  • Present the analyses results to the client in an efficient and orderly fashion.
  • Assess client’s requirements, understand commercial drivers in a project and comment on engineering queries

Your Profile

  • University Degree (MSc. or higher) in Marine-, Mechanical-, Offshore Engineering, Naval Architecture or comparable


  • More than 2 years working experience as a multi-disciplinary offshore engineer
  • Proficiency in writing and editing engineering reports in English
  • The ability to use Python to perform analyses and process large volumes of data
  • In-depth understanding of the physics involved in marine operations
  • Understanding of the practicalities related to offshore operations
  • Very strong analytical ability
  • Proficiency in the use of Orcaflex is preferred


  • Analytic and pragmatic thinking;
  • Proactivity;
  • Flexibility and Entreprunal;
  • Strong sense of responsibility and hands-on mentality;
  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills;
  • Team player and solution-minded;
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English

Our Profile
In return, we offer you to be part of a young, enthusiastic and dynamic team. You will be working in an innovative and pleasant work environment in Amsterdam and/or Rotterdam. We have a work hard play hard mentality, where we value social activities outside the working environment. Our focus is a healthy balance between work and private life and the well-being of our colleagues. We offer good terms of employment and the opportunity for personal growth and development.

Mocean Offshore is an independent engineering & consultancy firm, specializing in hydrodynamics and optimizing marine operations. Mocean Offshore was founded in 2013 by Jelte Kymmell, who saw an opportunity of optimizing marine operations via hydrodynamic analysis. Over the years the company has grown to a team of 20FTE academic engineers with practical offshore installation know-how. Our clients are operators, contractors, engineering companies, private investors, consultants, etc.

We have a young and dynamic team with a no-nonsense mentality. A flat, open organization, with short communication lines. Own initiative is being highly stimulated. Sister companies as MO4 and Blue Economy Experts are spin-offs initiated and developed by our staff. Blue Economy Experts is working on CO2 reducing marine projects, such as floating wind, floating solar, seaweed farming and hydrogen.

Want to find out more about our possibilities or projects you can work on?
Visit our website www.mocean-offshore.com and www.blue-economy-experts.com

Please send your resume and cover letter to career@mocean-offshore.com. In your cover letter, please indicate why you want to work with us and what you feel you can add to our team.
We look forward to hearing from you.

For this vacancy Mocean Offshore does not accept applications from agencies.

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