What’s it all about?
You are enthusiastic and able to design offshore sub-structures (Jackets, Tripods, Monopiles, Transition pieces, etc) and topsides (Deck structures, Modules, Supporting frames, etc) for fixed offshore structures as well as temporary structures for the load-out, transport, lifting and installation of forementioned objects.

What will you do as an Lead Designer Structural?
You will make concept, basic and detail designs by means of 3D modelling and in 2D drawings for the primary and secondary steel of the various fixed offshore constructions typically found in the Windfarms and in the Oil & Gas production facilities. It also involves the design of temporary structures (such as seafastening and grillages, upending and guiding structures, lifting provisions etc) for the load-out, transport, lifting and installation operations with transport barges and heavy lift and installation vessels on behalf of installation contractors.

As a Lead Designer you will also be capable to lead a team of designers, monitor the progress and the planning, advise on technical matters in other projects and act in a consultancy role towards clients.

In the role of Lead Designer you will report to the project manager and work together with other engineering disciplines and client counterpart.

What are we doing in return?
At KCI we invest in our staff by providing interesting projects and offers career paths along educational opportunities to train and improve our employees competences. We have a market conform employment package including a competitive salary with a guaranteed salary increase by good performance, bonus based on company result, 30 vacation days (plus paid Dutch national holidays) and a defined pension contribution plan. Furthermore we offer good staff disability insurances of which the costs are borne by KCI. At last we have a working from home policy to provide flexibility in both location and working hours.

Where are you going to work?
You will be working at our office in Schiedam (from July at the Lichtenaurlaan 142 in Rotterdam) with the flexibility to work 50% of your time from home with a maximum of two days per week. Working with KCI means that you will be part of an multicultural team of professionals in an informal and collegiate working atmosphere. To ensure a nice balance between work and fun, various social events and activities are being organized as well! The department where you will be working consists of approx. 30 Structural (Lead) Designers and (Lead) Engineers.

Which personality fits this position?
You are eager to learn and you go for the best results every day. Have the ability to work independently and work well with your colleagues. You are capable to keep an overview and have organizational talent. But you also have the (communication) skills to deal well with clients, to advise them and to maintain the relationship.

What else is required for the job?
KCI the engineers considers it important for this position that you bring the following:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical/Structural Engineering;
  • 5+ years’ experience in structural discipline and relevant market;
  • 3+ years’ experience in this or similar position;
  • Design experience: Jackets & Monopiles and topsides for the Offshore Wind market and installation provisions for the offshore industry;
  • Advanced user of Tekla is a must, experience with Autocad, Solidworks/Solidedge, E3D is nice to have;
  • Good knowledge of English and preferably also Dutch (both written and verbal);
  • Team player and like to solve problems instead of making them;
  • Competences: adaptability, assertiveness, critical thinking, focus on quality, problem analysis, result-orientation.

Why should you work with KCI the engineers?
We are engineers that offer various services that bring people closer and move companies forward. We have a reputation for delivering creative concepts, with a high focus on execution down to the very last detail. We guide our customers through a complete project execution. From advice in the phases of acquisition and field development to fabrication & installation management while also consider along the way how to decommission the structure in the future. During every engineering phase we continuously nourish our organization with feedback. In this way we are constantly improving our high level engineering knowledge and smart tools. As a team we strive core values such as responsibility, knowledge, solution driven, teamwork & transparency. KCI is part of the Sif Group, market leader in the fabrication of WTG foundations allowing KCI some unique added value while still operating as an independent company.

What does KCI the engineers as a company?
KCI The Engineers is a medium-sized engineering company that specializes in fixed assets for the Offshore Energy Industry. We have our origin in the Oil & Gas industry with over 35 years of experience. Since 2008 we are also active in the energy transition business, with in particular offshore wind and lately offshore green hydrogen. With our experience and engineering solutions we aim to contribute to the acceleration of the world’s energy transition. This results that today KCI’s main focus area’s are therefore:

•           Offshore Substations

•           Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

•           Offshore Green hydrogen platforms

Within these focus area’s we perform a multidisciplinary range of services in the full spectrum of relevant engineering phases (feasibility studies up to and including detailed design and engineering support during fabrication/installation).

What to do if you are interested?
Do you want to join a company that lead interesting projects also in the area of renewable energy? Please send your resume and motivation to HR@kci.nl. For more information about KCI, the vacancy and the application process, please contact Hans Verboon +31 10 312 62 68

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