Vacancy OEV2118: Naval Architect 

Job summary

Would you like to help conceive the world’s first floating structure supporting an offshore MW-scale solar farm? 

As Oceans of Energy is scaling up its existing solar farm on the North Sea to  MegaWatt scale the coming year, we are recruiting a Naval Architect with experience in ship hull design. 

As a Naval Architect you are responsible for all engineering phases from conceptual through detailed design of the hull/structure outline of our floating platforms. You keep good control of the requirements and incorporation of all our components, ensuring structural integrity and optimal hydrodynamic wave-structure interaction of our platform. You will be integrating the operational and installation requirements to the applicable system and documents. While designing, you will monitor the quality, consistency and updates of the worksheets for fabrication. 

This position is located at our production facility near Leiden, The Netherlands. 

Other responsibilities and tasks

  • Giving input to fabrication, offshore installation as well as operations and maintenance 
  • Selection and maintenance of engineering software 
  • Supervising students 

Qualifications and skills 

  •  engineering degree (Master) in preferably Maritime Engineering, Naval architecture, Aerospace Engineering
  • 3 years’ relevant ship engineering experience
  • Excellent Dutch and English language skills
  • Start-up mentality: enthusiastic, independent, and getting things done with simple means.

About Oceans of Energy

Oceans of Energy BV is young, fast-growing company; we installed the world’s first offshore solar farm and have 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 almost two 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. 


As we are growing at break-neck pace we are developing technologies and methods without any example in the world. Please do not expect to find a bed of roses. A pioneering mentality is a must.


For more info, please send an email to with the subject “Naval Architect” and do not forget to mention the code: OEV2118. 

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