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.


Business Developer

We are now seeking a Business Developer to help us unlock commercial markets to our offshore solar solutions.

Electrical Power Export Engineer

We are looking for an Electrical Power Export Engineer that will help us get our offshore solar farms connected to the grid.


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.

Installation Engineer

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


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

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.

Fabian Koppes

Product Design Leader

Fabian has a background in Civil Engineering and graduated for his MSc in Offshore Engineering and Structural Dynamics at the TU Delft, focusing specifically on numerical modelling of Offshore Floating Solar Modules.

Marco Visser

Sr Project manager

Marco (Naval Architecture, TU Delft) has over 10 years of experience in Project Engineering and Project Management in Offshore Contracting and Heavy Lift Shipping. He has an open, positive and energetic approach to accelerate our upscale projects.

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.

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.

Evelyn Toko

Project Controller

Evelyn holds a BSc in Business Administration (Accounting) with over 15 years work experience. She has worked previously as an Accounts Clerk (KNUST-Ghana), Accountant and Financial Advisor (Stichting TAHMO, Netherlands) and Finance Officer (RCCG,Netherlands).

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.

Sander Redel

Construction Engineer

Sander is a Jack of all trades with a keen eye for efficiency. He is upbeat and passionate about doing his part to create a sustainable world.

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.

Julia Vido

Junior Tender Engineer

Julia (BSc in Mechanical Engineering) is very passionate about sustainability and currently is a MSc Energy Science student at Utrecht University. For her master’s thesis at Oceans of Energy she is looking at the potential of offshore solar PV in different locations.

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.

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.

Pauline Roos

Environmental Program Manager

Pauline holds a BSc in Marine Science (University of Queensland) and an MSc in Marine Resource Management (Wageningen University). She has experience in ecological research in the North Sea and is an experienced diver and sailor.

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.

Erik Borkent

Construction Engineer

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

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).

Wouter van Raaij

Offshore Crew

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 ?

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.

Kim van Eck

Communications Specialist

Jelte Doeksen

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

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.

Álvaro de Gruijter


Álvaro holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (University of Twente) and is carrying out his Sustainable Energy Technology master thesis focusing on PV performance (TUDelft). He has a passion for sustainability and was part of Energy for Refugees and GreenTU.

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).

Valentijn Versluijs

Construction Assistant

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.

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.

Danielle Wagenaar

Project Manager

Danielle got a BSc from Amsterdam University College with a major in Computer Science and Mathematics, and a MSc Engineering & Policy Analysis from the TU Delft. During her studies, she was part of the TU Delft Solar Boat Team.

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.

Rick van Dael

Lead Construction

Energetic construction member, passionate to support sustainable ideas.

Join Dora and the team, check the vacancies at Oceans of Energy!

Dora de Jong

Electrical Engineer

Jesse Prinsen

Junior Project Engineer

My job as a windsurfing instructor sparked my love for everything on the water, therefore I feel right at home at OOE. For my undergraduate thesis Industrial Engineering I’ll focus on the development of the logistical process.

Freek de Haas

Offshore Crew

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

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.

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.

“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).