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Foundation Engineer

Posted 14 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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A unique maritime adventure


Your role in the story

As a Foundation Engineer you will work within the Technology department, specifically within the Foundation Engineering group. The Foundation Engineering group provides geotechnical support for product & business development, studies, tenders, and commercial projects within one of the business units (Transport and Installation, Wind or Decommissioning).

What you will be working on

During the preparation period of a platform installation or mono pile installation, you will check what kind pile driving equipment can do the job and what the stability is while installing. Reviewing the pile design including sensitivity to pile sway and performing a pile drivability analysis are input for planning and will also help the tender team with their risk analyses.

In the past Foundation Engineering developed their own methods to support the different business units.

As Heerema has entered new markets current methods require modifications. Are you up to dig into the details and improve the current methods?

To know what has to be done you will be broad up to speed what we use and you will have your own project to experience the preparation process.

As a Foundation Engineer you are responsible for:

  • Improving current Foundation methods and implement;
  • Providing pile design input by performing pile installation, like pile drivability analysis and mono pile stability;
  • Review on bottom stability and mud mat analyses for substructures (i.e. jackets and templates);
  • To be involved in selection, design, and allocation of pile installation equipment (i.e. hammers, pile lifting tools, followers, drilling and airlifting equipment, etc.);
  • The offshore monitoring of pile installation, and pile top and hammer sway motions;
  • Maintaining and improving the Foundation Experience Database to keep our models up to date;
  • To go offshore to provide Foundation Engineering support on board world’s largest crane vessels.

Is this the job for you?

  • You are graduated in a Master degree in Civil Engineering;
  • You are active in geotechnical business for at least 3-5 years;
  • You are willing to learn new (drivability) programs and help them improve based on (your own) offshore experience;
  • You have software skills (like python) to improve programs;
  • You have analytical skills to analyse pile installation and you will support and provide feedback to our project team and client.

Your future colleagues

Of course you are curious to meet us as well! Among others, you will work with Kamaleshwar Sudhakaran, Bart Zwart and Annabel Smith-Moorehouse.

A unique maritime adventure

At Heerema Marine Contractors, we make the impossible possible offshore. We operate the world’s largest crane vessels and with them we install wind turbines, remove retired offshore oil and gas platforms, and install platforms up to 50,000 metric tons, all while focusing on sustainability and reducing our impact on the planet. Our people have a learning mindset, are curious and take ownership of their own work and development. We would love to welcome you to our community of proud and passionate colleagues!

Here's why people love working with us

  • Working on innovative and challenging projects;
  • Strong compensation and benefits package, including a bonus system
  • Free access to our in-house gym, including fitness classes;
  • Activities to socialize with colleagues outside your team, such as our Friday-afternoon get together;
  • 30 days off to fully recharge;
  • A modern and easily accessible office in Leiden.

Heerema has been solving challenges for over 60 years. With four of the world's largest crane vessels, including the innovative Sleipnir that has a 20,000 MT lifting capacity and runs on emission-reducing fuel, we have built a reputation for excellence, innovation, and safety. Our journey is far from over, and we welcome you to join us in creating waves of your own at Heerema!

Active in 5 countries
1,000 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years