At GBM Works, we developed a disruptive and innovative method to silently install foundations. Now, we are developing the tool, our Vibrojet®, for the next generation XXL monopiles used for wind energy offshore. Our patented method will solve major challenges in the offshore wind industry that are associated with the current method ‘piling’ such as harmful noise to marine life, potential delays, fatigue damage in the pile and scaling issues. We collaborate with leading offshore contractors and windfarm developers. As we venture into unchartered waters, we are looking for inventors who like to challenge the status quo and can push boundaries in cooperation with the existing team.
In collaboration with GROW Offshore partners, a €6.5 mln subsidy has been granted to the SIMOX project, which started in April 2021. During this project, GBM Works will test the method on bearing capacity and noise levels over the next 3 years. The interest from the market has grown significantly, the reason why we anticipate that the geotechnical expertise of GBM Works will lead to commercial consultancy and engineering assignments sooner than expected.
GBM Works has also approval of €1.9mln subsidy for SIMPLE-IIB project, which is the third project of the Silent Installation of Monopiles (SIMPLE) line of projects that will allow GBM Works to further develop its jetting technique and therefore take it one step closer to the application in commercial projects.
Amongst others, SIMPLE IIB's scope includes laboratory tests, manufacturing of prototypes and drivability, axial bearing capacity and scour protection tests - some of them in collaboration with the SIMOX Project.
The Geotechnical engineer participates in the product development team, which is responsible for the development of all future GBM Works products and services. Currently the main responsibility of the team, is the development of the Vibrojet® prototypes to be used in onshore as well as offshore conditions, for the installation of piles with outer diameter ranging from 2.2m up to 9m. The theoretical soil model that will be used for the prototypes together with all the jetting parameters, that will accompany the prototypes, will be validated through laboratory tests performed under the supervision of GBM Works. Therefore, strengthening the team with a Geotechnical Engineer is a top priority.
We are currently looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to strengthen our Geotechnical Team.
Your role will include the following
What do we offer?
More importantly, we offer an inspiring environment with highly motivated people that are determined to achieve goals.
What is your must-have skill set?
GBM Works was founded in 2016 with the mission to develop a radically new installation method for offshore foundation piles, made possible with our invention: the Vibro-drill. We have since won several important innovation awards with our plans and progress and we are collaborating with the most important offshore contractors in Europe to bring our invention to market as soon...
GBM Works was founded in 2016 with the mission to develop a radically new installation method for offshore foundation piles, made possible with our invention: the Vibro-drill. We have since won several important innovation awards with our plans and progress and we are collaborating with the most important offshore contractors in Europe to bring our invention to market as soon as possible.
Right now, we are designing, fabricating and testing prototypes of our invention, we could use your help to finish them!
Hi i'm Nick, I graduated in 2016 from the TU Delft after which I founded GBM Works along with Ben Arntz. I love the challenge of developing new machines and am learning a lot about starting our own business.