Heerema Marine Contractors

Senior Structural Engineer (London)

Would you like to be involved as a Senior Structural Engineer in technically challenging offshore projects from our London Office?

Senior Structural Engineer (London)






A unique maritime adventure

At Heerema Marine Contractors, we do something new every day. We operate the world’s largest crane vessels and with them we transport, install, and remove offshore structures for the offshore energy markets. Our projects range from installing wind turbines, removing retired offshore oil and gas platforms, and installing platforms up to 50,000 metric tons. By joining us, you will play an important part in our unique maritime adventure.

Your role in the story

As a Senior Structural Engineer you will work on projects across all our Business Units; Transport and Installation, Decommissioning and Wind

What you will be working on

As a Sr. Structural Engineer, you daily activities include:

  • Perform concept detail design of offshore lifting arrangements and steel structures, such as lifting appliances, lift points, lift arrangements and grillage and seafastening;
  • Perform structural hand calculations and prepare technical design reports;
  • Perform structural strength verification analyses, including Finite Element Analysis, by use of software packages such as SACS and ABAQUS;
  • Review structural deliverables (construction reports and drawings);
  • Perform quality control on deliverables prepared by colleagues;
  • Contribute to a continuously improving and learning organization by i.e. actively sharing knowledge and experience and identifying and providing follow up subjects for improvement.

Who will you work with?

As a Structural Engineer you can be assigned to one of the business units (Wind, Decommissioning or Transport and Installation). The objective of the Business Unit Wind is to drive the global energy transition by bringing Heerema Marine Contractors’ experience to the offshore wind industry. The objective of the Business Unit Decom is to remove offshore installations safely and predictably. This is what Heerema has been doing for over thirty years. For our Business Unit Transport and Installation, we transport and installs offshore structures in a safe, cost effective and sustainable manner.

Is this the job for you?

You are a team player who organizes and plans your own work and the involvement of others effectively and efficiently. You are quality and result oriented and have the ability to adapt easily when needed. You also take the interests of different divisions of the organization and mutual relations into account on your own initiative. You also have an awareness of the various aspects of the work, which will have a direct impact on the managers and decision makers within the organisation. Furthermore, you will have:

  • A Bachelor and/or Masters degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in engineering, project preparation and execution of offshore projects;
  • A good understanding of offshore structural engineering;
  • Excellent analytical, practical and pragmatic skills;
  • Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written;
  • Supervisory and coaching skills to provide guidance to less experienced engineers;
  • The ambition to work (temporarily) at yards, offshore on our vessels or in our other offices.
  • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK. 

Here is what it takes to be a real Heerema colleague

  • Learning mindset, which means being open to feedback, curious, and eager to learn;
  • Personal leadership which means you are an entrepreneur at heart, have the mindset of a founder and take control of your own work and development.

Working at Heerema Marine Contractors

Making the impossible possible offshore, this is what drives us at Heerema! To execute our offshore projects we must innovate, engineer and develop to find solutions for our clients’ challenges. We are passionate about sustainability and are guided by our Sustainability Roadmap to reduce our impact on the planet. Working with Heerema means working in an international, informal, and friendly environment where you will meet likeminded and passionate colleagues.

Here's why people love working with us
  • Working on challenging projects;
  • Extensive onboarding process and opportunities to develop;
  • A development program to allow your talents to flourish;
  • Fun team building and social events
  • Excellent perks and benefits, including travel allowance and contributions to your pension and insurance;
  • Holiday; starting at 25 days per annum, and increases with years of service;
  • Interest free loan schemes for cycle to work and season travel tickets;
  • A social safety net with committed colleagues around you;
  • Plenty of digital and real-world activities to get to know colleagues outside your team;
  • A modern and easily accessible office in London.

Is this your dream job? Put in your application now!

We are looking forward to hearing from you. We are interested in your CV, but we mainly want to find out more about your ambitions, your personality, and what is your motivation to succeed. So be sure to include a brief cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this position.

So hit the button, apply, and make the impossible possible with Heerema. We’d love to meet you!

The application process

The application process will consist of an online assessment, two interviews and contract negotiations. At the end of the process, we will cordially welcome you aboard.

Ready to join our team?

Louise Dawes
Louise Dawes


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