Oceans of Energy

Careers & Team


Looking for a blue-green adventure? Join us on our mission to roll out offshore solar at a large scale. We are looking for technical crackerjacks as well as commercial pioneers and more, check out the vacancies below.


Innovation Program Manager

We are looking for an Innovation Program Manager to grow our Research & Development & Innovation (R&D&I) and (pre-)commercial opportunities.

Lead Project Engineer

We are looking for a Lead Project Engineer to manage the technical preparations and execution of our Projects.

Project Engineer Hydrodynamics

We are looking for a Project Engineer Hydrodynamics that is responsible for the offshore installation of our (pilot) farms on the North Sea.

Environmental Program Manager

We are looking for an Environmental Program Manager that will define research and monitoring methods around our (pilot) systems at sea to gain insight on the extent of environmental impact of floating solar with all marine life in various ecosystems. 

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

We are looking for a Control & Instrumentation Engineer that will help us get real time load monitoring on our system.


Hou jij van technische uitdagingen en ben je handig en fit? Dan hebben wij bij Oceans of Energy dé uitdaging voor jou! Om onze ambities op zee te realiseren, zijn wij op zoek naar enthousiaste constructiemedewerkers in ons constructie team.

Zeevarend technisch personeel / Offshore Servicetechnicus

Heb jij zeebenen? Kun jij lijntjes en knopen leggen, soms met natte handen?  Ben jij goed in het oplossen van technische uitdagingen op zee? Dan hebben wij bij Oceans of Energy dé uitdaging voor jou! Wij op zoek naar enthousiaste medewerkers voor ons offshore Operations, Onderhoud en Monitoringsteam.


At the moment we offer only internships for students who study at a Dutch university.

IT Engineer

Focus on setting up, administrating and automating network infrastructure and software components.

Embedded Systems Engineer

Measuring and analyze motions and orientations. Designing and prototyping of sensors, to upscaling fabrication and implementation.

Offshore PV Product Designer

Design, build and prototype test PV mountings and other elements for novel offshore PV systems within our multidisciplinary design team.

Junior Offshore Installation Engineer Internship

Prepare, plan, subcontract, execute and supervise the offshore / nearshore installation of permanent mooring systems.

Field Scientist / Field Engineer

Execute regular offshore inspections, visualize and analyze obtained data and hands-on building and designing of (eco)-monitoring equipment.

Engineering Internship

Our engineers, both staff and interns, play a key role in the development of our novel floating renewable energy platforms. Maritime engineering, structural engineering, mechanical solutions, determining the mooring loads of floating structures, analyzing the hydrodynamic behavior building prototypes and installing them at sea is our process of bringing our design from concept to reality.


Can’t find the opportunity you are looking for?

Don’t worry, please send us an email (hr@oceansofenergy.blue) and tell us who you are, what you do and why you think Oceans of Energy is the perfect fit for you.


Allard van Hoeken MSc, MBA

Founder & CEO

Allard has 25 years experience with permanently moored offshore systems and new technologies for offshore applications. Allard is Engineer of the Year 2015 and is the inventor of the OOE offshore solar farm system.

Brigitte Vlaswinkel PhD

Research & Offshore Operations Director

Brigitte (PhD, Marine Geology, University of Miami) has more than 15 years experience in the corporate, non-profit, consulting and academic world focusing on marine & environmental research.

Leon Harland MSc

Strategic Advisor

Leon has been in offshore business for more than 25 years and held positions from hydrodynamic engineer to CEO. He has a passion for waves and a broad experience in general management, project execution, operations, commercial, contracting, financing of large offshore energy infrastructure projects.

Fabian Koppes

Head of Product

Fabian is specialized in structural dynamics of offshore structures, has been working in offshore solar from the beginning and leads the product development within Oceans of Energy.

Maarten van Poppelen

Project Manager

Maarten has a background in Mechanical Engineering obtained at the University of Twente. During his studies he was a team member of Solar Team Twente.

Johnny Meit

Business Development Manager

Johnny graduated in Energy Science (Utrecht University) and Business Administration (University of Amsterdam) and was previously active at Cleantech Venture Capitalist Yellow&Blue. He is responsible for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities.

Herman de Bock

Senior Construction Engineer

Xander Wiefkers

Offshore Manager

Xander (Msc Mining and Petroleum engineering) has over 25 years’ experience in data acquisition and service delivery within the energy sector. With a hands on mentality and a strong safety awareness he will be focusing on the offshore inspections and maintenance.

Rick van Dael

Lead Construction

Energetic construction member, passionate to support sustainable ideas.

Ariane van Hoeken


Ariane holds an MA degree in Communications and Information Sciences from the University of Groningen and has vast experience in press relations in the technology and renewable energy sectors.

Marieke Sneep

Interim People Manager

Marieke has 8+ years of experience in People strategy and operations in start-ups and scale-ups. She will be focusing on setting up scalable processes for all people and culture related topics.

Quentin Vander Cam

Installation Engineer

Quentin is a hydraulic engineer from Delft with a strong passion for renewbles and entrepreneurship. His main responsibilities are the planning and execution of offshore installations.

Miguel Anton Aguilar

Hydrodynamic & Structural Engineer

Miguel got a MSc in Structural and Civil Engineering at AAU, Denmark. He has experience in Numerical Modelling and experimental tests of Offshore Floating Structures. His role is focused on the hydrodynamic and structural analysis of the floating solar platform.

Erik Borkent

Construction and R&D Engineer

Erik is a graduate Mechanical Engineer, focusing on the upscaling of the production for the future.

Hilda Lubben

HSSE Manager

Hilda Lubben holds a MSc in Maritime law and Economics and a BSc in Maritime Operations. She has over 10 year experience in the offshore and shipping industry in various roles. She will be focusing on safety management and offshore operations

Frans van Helvert

Field Scientist

Frans has a background in sailing and environmental field methods. He is currently completing his masters in Industrial Ecology at Leiden University.

Laura Colomer

Development Engineer

Laura has a background in sustainable energy engineering. She graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (BSc) and Denmark’s Technical University (MSc).

Dora de Jong

Electrical Engineer

Dora holds a BSc in Maritime Technology (TU Delft) and a MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology (TU Delft). She graduated on simulating the energy potential of large-scale photovoltaic implementations on (moving) inland shipping vessels.

Giedo van Ekris

Maintenance Engineer

Giedo has a background in Aviation Technology and studied as well to be a Technical Officer in the Navy. He has more than 10 years of maintenance experience within saline environment systems (submarine & NH90 marine helicopter services).

Jelte Doeksen

Systems Architect

Jelte (BSc Marine Technology, MSc Mechanical Engineering) is a system engineer with experience in naval system integration, industrial automation and software engineering. He focusses on the monitoring infrastructure of the floating solar platform.

Peter van Kan

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Peter (BSc Electrical and System Engineering) is a system engineer with experience in process system integration, industrial automation, and software engineering. He focusses on the monitoring infrastructure and integrity of the floating solar platform.

Martijn Boucher

Superintendent Offshore

Martijn has finished his maritime studies at EZS and has grown from deckhand to captain on the sailing tall ships. He is part from the OMM team and will guide, prepare, assist, and makes sure that everyone works safe during operations at sea.

Arpine Baghdasaryan

Office Assistant

Arpine has a degree in economics and with her experience as a secretary in a bank, she is the office assistant and makes sure everything in the administration and around the office runs smoothly.

Bootsy Akkerman

Business Developer

Bootsy is graduated from the TU Delft with a master on Strategic Product Design. At Oceans of Energy he enjoys combining his design background with business development and strategy.

Wouter van Raaij


At OOE I am part of the Offshore Monitoring and Maintenance team as offshore service technician. My specialization is sailing at sea. Besides OOE I am often at sea with my sailing school ‘Zeehelden’ and for fun with a surfboard ?

Rėmi Roux

Naval Architect

Rémi graduated from Chalmers University of Technology with an MSc in Naval Architecture and from INP ENSEEIHT Toulouse with an MSc in Fluid Mechanics. He has experience in fatigue life analysis of dynamic power cables for WEC. His work within the company focuses on the structural and fatigue life analysis of the platforms.

Joshua Amato

Junior Business Developer

Joshua holds a Bsc in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management. He is now combining a Msc ‘Systems and Control’ at TU Delft and working part-time in the Business Development Department.

Wiebe Wennekers

Financial Administrator

Wybe Jongema

Construction Engineer

Wybe graduated from his studies on Mechanical Engineering at Saxion Enschede and has a big passion for putting all his know-how in hands on work for making the world a more sustainable place. Within Oceans of Energy he is member of the fabrication team that makes our floating platforms.

Jayden Mah

Construction Engineer

Jayden has graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a diploma in Wireless Communications and has five years of experience in his industry. He utilizes his knowledge and skills to support the fabrication team.

Niels Rutten

Construction Assistant

Bram de Vree

Construction Assistant

Bram is a master student Management of Technology at the TU Delft and has a passion for sustainable technology and development. He has been part of the TU Delft Solar Boat Team during his studies.

Joep van Manen


Joep is a master student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente and has a passion for technology and renewable energy. His internship will focus on hydrodynamic and structural engineering.

Lieke Geessinck


Lieke has a background in physical chemistry and is currently completing her masters in marine sciences at Utrecht University. Her research will focus on the impact of the floaters on the water quality.

Miguel Delgado


Miguel is finishing his Higher Technical Degree on Energy Efficiency. Within Oceans of Energy he is focusing on PV module selection and mounting.

Hua Easton


Hua is in the final part of her M.Sc. in chemical science and engineering at the University of Twente. She graduated with her B.A.Sc. in chemistry. During this internship, she will study soiling on photovoltaic panels.

Mirella Schieman

Construction Assistant

Mirella is a future Law student at the University of Leiden and has a big passion for the sea. In the meantime they help in the construction team to build our floating platforms.

Jim Sing Tsang

Financial Controller

“At Oceans of Energy we foresee that land space is too scarce for renewable energy. We believe the future lies at sea. It is the world’s oceans that offer abundant potential for clean energy. We develop and deliver floating solar systems which generate clean energy at offshore locations, independent of sea and wind conditions.”

Allard van Hoeken, Founder and CEO

From left to right: Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel, Allard van Hoeken, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix.

Allard was awarded with the first Prince Friso Engineers Award in 2015 and named Engineer of the Year by the Royal Institute Of Engineers (KIVI).