Specialist Engineer - Controls

Seeking Specialist Engineer - Controls in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Join Technical & Engineering team for offshore wind projects. Responsible for system design, upgrades, and technical support.

Subsea 7
Subsea 7
Zoetermeer, Netherlands  UTC+01:00   On-site   10000+   More than 3 months ago

We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

We are looking for a Specialist Engineer - Controls to join our team based in our office in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands on a staff basis. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Technical & Engineering team supporting an advanced, modern fleet of Heavy Lift vessels, spanning across many regions within the business.

Reporting to the Manager Technical Support Engineering, the Control Systems Engineer is responsible for translating business requirements into scope of works for Seaway7 owned assets and equipment but also third party supply of control systems, and ensures that design proposals incorporate control systems integrity in accordance with mandatory standards, good engineering practice and reflect the best cost effective solution. The Specialist Engineer should have demonstrable experience and knowledge of programming PLC, SCADA, HMI and VSD systems, system design, modifications, upgrades and installation within process control systems.

What you will be doing

  • Responsible for providing inputs into system design, modification, upgrade, installation, commissioning and ongoing technical support.
  • Participates in the definition of appropriate FAT and SAT documentation and participate in the testing activities, where required.
  • Works with third party specialist manufacturers and consultancies for the design, maintenance and audit of Control Systems to ensure the Control Systems meet the design specification.
  • Required to provide second level escalated technical support to vessel personnel.
  • Participates in carrying out safety design reviews including Risk Assessment, HAZIDs, HAZOPs, FME(C)A and ensure close out of identified action items.
  • Ensure that the Management of Technical Change process is always followed.
  • Involved in defining best practices.
  • Where necessary, the responsibility includes offshore trips in order to validate the correct and safe operation of the relevant Control Systems.
  • Actively promote a positive safety attitude in relation to the design and operation of Control Systems.
  • Work as part of a larger team to ensure that Control Systems are designed and installed at the highest levels of safety and design integrity.
  • Manage subcontractors and supplier interfaces.
  • Provide technical assistance in connection with breakdowns and maintenance as well as escalated second-level technical support to relevant vessel personnel, ensuring that management is always aware of all ongoing major issues.
  • Daily assistance to Vessel Superintendents in order to assure that Control systems are maintained to relevant standard.
  • Preparation of specifications and assistance with purchasing.
  • Maintaining files and records of control systems documentation packages (codes, functional analysis, drawings, manuals).
  • Provide inputs and review equipment FMEAs.
  • Follow up changes in rules and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with manufacturer/suppliers of relevant equipment.
  • Support projects in interface between vessel systems and project systems.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Manager Technical Support Engineering
  • Ensure department ways of working are embedded and understood.
  • Occasional Support with company initiatives

What you will bring to the team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in offshore wind

  • Educated preferred to a preferred degree level with an engineering discipline, but minimum of HNC qualification.
  • Additional qualifications from a professional body.
  • Previous experience in an Oil & Gas or Marine background is desirable.
  • Experience in programming PLC, SCADA, HMI and VSD systems.
  • Working knowledge of sensors, actuators and interfaces.
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001 and IEC 61508 standards is desirable
  • Understanding of the FMECA process and how this links to Control Systems design.

What we can offer you

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

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About the role

Dec 07, 2023


Jun 05, 2024


Zoetermeer, Netherlands

HNC qualification or higher with engineering background


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