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Senior Structural Engineer

Job description

WRS are looking for a Senior Structural Engineer on behalf of our client who is a leading global technology and services provider for the floating offshore wind energy market. 

As a Senior Structural Engineer, you would be joining the team in either Aix-En-Provence, France or Lisbon, Portugal to assist with both current designs for specific site conditions, and R&D to optimise the performance, fabrication, and ultimately the cost of their floating wind projects.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Design tasks for current projects including preliminary sizing of steel structures, strength, buckling and fatigue analysis, and detailing of the structures
  • Interface with drafters to produce packages of drawings for certification and fabrication
  • Follow closely the fabrication planning and execution phases to provide support as necessary
  • Prepare project specifications and structural design criteria
  • Develop initial or conceptual structural designs and layouts

Role Requirements:

  • Master of Science in a relevant field of engineering (Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Materials Science, etc.
  • Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in the design of ship, offshore structures, or wind turbine supporting structures
  • Minimum one (1) year of professional experience in floating wind
  • Experience in using commercial FEA software such as ANSYS or equivalent
  • Firm and practical knowledge of class standards and relevant regulations (ABS, BV, DNVGL, and/or API)
  • Proficiency in two (2) or more programming languages (Matlab, Python, VBA)
  • Experience in drafting and modeling tools (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Rhino)
  • Strong technical and data analysis skills
  • Proficiency in English, both oral and written skills, is essential
  • Ability to become a key person for projects on behalf of the Structural Engineering Group
  • Outstanding organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Display excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess the ability to work independently; is self-directed and motivated
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work with colleagues in a positive and collaborative manner
  • Proven experience working in multidisciplinary environments within a global context
  • Strong time management skills,
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Capacity to provide technical supervision to junior engineers
  • Be eligible to work in the required location

If you are interested in this role and meet the requirements, please apply below or contact me at