Vacancy OEV2117: Control & Instrumentation Engineer (fulltime) 

Job description

The Control & Instrumentation Engineer has a special challenge that is new and unique. We want to measure the loads that arise between our floating modules at sea. This means that a robust sensor and monitoring system needs to be made to measure forces and displacements at difficult to reach location in the wave and splash zone.  The measurements need to run 24/7 at an unmanned site far offshore, and needs therefore also a robust power supply and data logging, even when 4G connection drops out or stops.   

Not only design, but also test them yourself in reality, is the way we develop. De C&I engineer is responsible for the system and sensor design, the procurement of components and building of test setups and prototypes. The development will be applied in our systems of 1 & 3 MW and will therefore directly be tested at sea.  

Project partners will also test their systems on our offshore platforms. You will guide these external companies and exchange information with them. Experience with leading partners is therefore important. 

You love the fast developments in the field of sensors, automation and ICT and keep our systems updated with the latest developments in the field. You have intensive contact with the departments Product Design and Operations Maintenance & Monitoring about which data need to be collected and how they are made available.  

You hold a degree in engineering in electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, offshore engineering and preferably have 3 years experience in offshore instrumentation or maritime instrumentation and you know your way around Python. You have experience with setting up and performing load measurement campaigns. 

You have a professional English proficiency and you have a real start-up mentality: enthusiastic, independent and you know how to make impressive things with simple means. 

This position is based at our headquarters near Leiden, the Netherlands.

Responsibilities and tasks

Product development / R&D

  • Deliver sensor lay-outs and installation plans for offshore solar farms.  
  • Build and/or procure sensor systems
  • Read out of sensors and data analysis
  • Perform tests (as well full scale as small scale) with sensor solutions
  • Project management of our partners/suppliers/clients in the development and testing of sensor components 
  • Supervise interns and graduation students on topics within your expertise 
  • Work hands-on on try-outs of practical solutions on our pilot systems at sea 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced engineering degree (Master or Bachelor)  
  • Knowledgeable in electronics design, load sensors, (IIOT) communication protocols
  • At least 1-2 years relevant engineering experience  
  • Excellent English language skills 
  • Start-up mentality: enthusiastic, independent, and getting things done with simple means. 
  • Self-directed, quick learner 
  • Able to perform well in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment 
  • Good communicator and able to work in, or lead, an engineering team  

About Oceans of Energy

Oceans of Energy is a young, fast-growing company; we installed the world’s first offshore solar farm in 2019 and have since been operating it in severe offshore conditions. It is our aim to enable the world to generate clean energy from the abundance of space at sea instead of those scarce locations on land.

Our modular offshore solar farm has been operational at sea for more than two and half years and as we are extending it, we are monitoring it extensively. Meanwhile, we are conducting ecological research to assess the impact, both negative and positive, on nature and marine life.

Besides a young team Oceans of Energy offers free lunch every day, BBQ’s throughout the summer and a lot of fun activities together. 


As we are growing at breakneck pace, we are developing technologies and methods without any examples in the world. Please do not expect to find a’ bed of roses’. A pioneering mentality is a must. Do you like to challenge yourself?

For more information send an email to with the following title “Control & Instrumentation Engineer” and code OEV2117.