senior design engineer – floating foundations

rasmus mejlgaard, randstad danmark
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kolding, syddanmark
ingeniør & teknik


Rasmus Mejlgaard
+45 44 12 32 22


Would you like to take part in developing a brand new technology, that could potentially make a positive impact on the goal of being fossil-free within one generation? Do you see yourself as a technical source of information for colleagues, projects, and external clients? And do you have substantial practical knowledge and a hands-on mentality? Then you may be the right person for the position as Senior Design Engineer at Vattenfall.

On behalf of Vattenfall, Randstad are looking for a Senior Design Engineer to claim responsibility for their technical department and for new foundation solutions with focus on floating foundations.

about the job

As Vattenfall’s new Senior Design Engineer, based in either Denmark, Germany, or the Netherlands, you will be part of the process of creating industry-leading designs for Vattenfall’s offshore wind foundations. This includes design assessment as well as full industrialization of competitive floating foundation solutions.

The job has great potential, many possibilities and comes with great responsibility, and you would be contributing to a growing organization with special focus on the offshore wind sector.

your responsibilities

•Engaging and leading in floating foundation development and providing optimized solutions for the full lifecycle of the product
•Supporting the organization by giving practical advice and providing technical solutions based on hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of industry best practice
•Participating in the drafting of standards and guidelines considering technological, commercial and safety aspects
•Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders
•Leading maturation of new foundation design concepts
•Total cost of ownership approach throughout the whole product lifetime
•Experience in mooring and anchoring would be beneficial

your profile

You are a structural or mechanical engineer with solid experience in ocean engineering. You possess the ability to create an overview of complex topics and evaluate the best outcome taking all aspects into consideration. You work independently while sharing and seeking knowledge in the team.

•MSc in structural/mechanical engineering/naval architecture
•5+ years of relevant experience with structural design, preferably from the offshore wind industry
•Fluent in English, both in speech and writing

You are a real team player, you are proactive, pragmatic and creative and you are able to work independently and manage your own work. You handle pressure well and are able to focus on several projects at the same time.


Office location is flexible at one of Vattenfall’s locations in Kolding DK, Copenhagen DK, Hamburg GE or Amsterdam NL. Occasional travelling within Northern Europe should be expected.

vattenfall offers

Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the opportunity to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams, and you can always count on support from your committed colleagues. Vattenfall offers attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.

apply today

We welcome your application in English, no later than March 14, 2023. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website.

For more information about the position and the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Sourcing Partner Rasmus Mejlgaard at Randstad Danmark, at +45 4412 3222.

about Vattenfall

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20 000 employees. For more than 100 years, they have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. Vattenfall now wants to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal, they are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have a strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission.

The Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like solar PV and batteries. Today they develop, construct and operate wind generation in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In addition, they have a clear strategy to develop solar PV and battery operations further. Vattenfall are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and they strive to be a good role model in terms of diversity. Vattenfall work actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.

about randstad

Randstad DK is part of the international Randstad Group, which is the global leader in HR services. With more than 4,700 offices in 38 countries, we are providing work to more than 650,000 people every day.

In Denmark, we are among the leading temp and recruitment agencies with branches in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Kolding. A position we have achieved due to our expertise in matching qualified candidates with the right job opportunities.