Structural Topsides Designer

Referencenumber #910 Rotterdam, NL

A Structural Topsides Designer is required by one of our leading offshore clients in the oil & gas industry based in the Netherlands and the ideal Designer will have experience in international and multi-disciplinary FPSO/FLNG projects.

The position will be focused on the proposal and pre-feed phases and you will be responsible for the 2D and 3D structural designs of FPSO, FLNG and other projects.

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  • Deliver arrangements for complete design packages of topside structures under the supervision of the Lead Designer/Engineer.
  • Create 2D & 3D drawings and conduct simple standardized calculations.
  • Ensure designs are in line with specific rules & regulations of the offshore industry and have the ability to see the cost impact, constructability, operability and maintainability of the designs made.
  • Have a good knowledge and proven experience interfacing with related disciplines. i.e. mooring structure, hull integrations and other equipment integrations.
  • Set own priorities, plans and workload and organize duties accordingly.
  • Create 3D designs using AVEVA software (ideally E3D experience)


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering (Structural Topsides ideal)
  • AVEVA E3D, PDMS and AutoCAD experience
  • Min. 7 years of engineering experience,
  • Broad knowledge of different offshore systems,
  • Preferably experience with FPSO,
  • Willingness to travel,
  • Excellent command of the English language, spoken and written.


This vacancy is offered on a contractual basis with our client for a minimum of 12 months (likely to be extended on completion) and the Structural Topsides Designer will receive an appropriate package of employment conditions. We are happy to inform you about these conditions in a personal interview.

Company Profile

Our client is a leading service provider for high-end floating production units and mooring systems in the international offshore industry.

Portfolio of their services includes development, engineering and construction of the offshore installations as well as a full responsibility for operation of floating oil production systems. To provide these services our client runs two branches: a technical project and operational. The operational branch delivers operational and engineering support for complex and cutting edge installations operating worldwide.

The organization is characterized by a strong technological drive and pursue of operational excellence. Their focus lies on projects where their experience and expertise is utilized to add value to the most difficult challenges in the industry. This organization is constantly seeking new challenges to deliver more complex process systems.

A working environment in which the strong commitment of your colleagues, the international focus and space for personal development defines the way you can fulfill your activities

Structural Topsides Designer