Lead Engineer Foundations

Job details

Job reference nr.:KE-124189
Job category:Renewables
Type of work:Permanent
Start date:October 4, 2021
Job location:Netherlands

Short summary

Atlas Professionals is specialised in Renewables. At the moment we have an opening for the permanent position of Lead Engineer Primary steel WTG Foundations to work in the Rotterdam area. Interested in this permanent position? Let us know.

Job description

The Principle / Lead Engineer is responsible for the concept, basic and detail design of offshore wind structures in particular the design of primary steel for the offshore Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) substructures. Moreover, the Lead Engineer leads a project team of (senior) engineers and advises on technical design matters as part of the overall Design & Build project team.


For those customers executing their own designs, the Lead Engineer mainly reviews the design as provided by the client and consults with the fabrication department on possible optimalisation towards fabrication. In projects where the company is responsible for the design, the Lead Engineer is deployed as the overall lead for the full design of the primary steel of the foundation. In this role he will work together with the Secondary Steel lead as well as Lead Designer to deliver a complete certified design.


The Lead Engineer Foundations is also a valuable source of knowledge and source of information regarding all design-related questions, both internally and externally. The design and product knowledge of the Lead Engineer contributes significantly to the distinctive character and competitive advantage where the company can achieve in the market with this.


Duties & Responsibilities

 The Lead Engineer is involved in various engineering projects such as but not limited to:

  • Generating concept, basic and detail design for the primary steel of various wind turbine foundations such as Monopiles (MP), jackets & gravity base foundations
  • Designing transition pieces (TP) for the various wind turbine foundation types
  • Performing the necessary design analyses and studies with accompanying reports
  • Able to independently perform complex global analyzes of all applicable conditions for WTG foundations.
  • Writing Design Basis, Design Briefs and Specifications as well as liaise with our Clients and Certifying Authorities
  • Engineering management of Design and Built projects and therefore provide input to Fabrication, Operations office and Sales
  • Skilled in “serial design processes” and strong in programming routines
  • Understanding the differences between designing a wind turbine foundation and the foundation for an offshore substation or an O&G platform

Job requirements

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Mechanical/Civil Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in structural discipline and relevant market
  • 3+ years’ experience in this or similar position
  • Substructures engineering experience: Jackets & Monopiles for the Offshore Wind market
  • Analyses or calculations: WTG load iterations, In-place analysis (ULS, FLS, SLS, ALS)
  • Detailed analyses or calculations: Bolted connections, Welded connections, Grout connections, Vortex induced vibrations.
  • Proficient user of SACS or SESAM and Ansys and familiar / advanced user of Femap/Usfos/Grlweap
  • 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
  • Knowledge of turbine modelling software like Bladed is an advantage

More info

Should you be interested in this position, please send your application via the apply button. For more information please contact the below mentioned vacancy contact stating the Job Reference Number mentioned above.