R&D Engineer (River Plastics Removal Project)


R&D Engineer (River Plastics Removal Project)

As a leading player in the global offshore market, working every day at sea we are concerned about the future of our oceans. Respect for the environment and conducting our operations in a responsible and sustainable manner is one of the core principles at Allseas. Therefore, we are taking an active stance, using our engineering expertise and bold thinking to support the global effort to rid our oceans of plastic.

Our goal is to reduce marine plastic debris entering the seas and oceans by removing it from as close to the source as possible. Within our Innovations Department, a team of dedicated engineers is leading the way, developing a system to collect plastic particles in rivers and waterways before they can spread to the seas and oceans and break up. Concept design and testing has begun, and we are collaborating with universities and various authorities as we seek to optimise a practical, affordable collection system for worldwide use.

We are looking for an ambitious and bold-thinking R&D Engineer with an affinity for prototyping to join our River Plastics Removal Project, based in Delft, the Netherlands. This project is still in its infancy so you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on this new emerging market. Your time will be divided between research, analysis, concept design, and prototype building and testing.

Your role

  • Devise and evaluate concept designs for plastic particle collection systems
  • Prepare specifications and define work scopes for engineering and testing work
  • Perform analyses, evaluations, design calculations and sketches to identify new/improved solutions
  • Assist with building and testing of current/future solutions
  • Prepare method and execution statements for test campaigns
  • Attend equipment tests or special marine operations
  • Prepare design and test reports, procedures and manuals
  • Research and evaluate existing systems/concepts
  • Build partnerships with universities, relevant authorities, NGOS etc. to develop future opportunities
  • Keep abreast with the development of specialist equipment for plastic removal operations

What we expect from you

  • BSc/MSc in Mechanical or Naval Engineering or similar
  • +3 Years relevant R&D experience, preferably in a maritime or offshore environment
  • Affinity with prototyping and testing
  • Team player with hands-on mentality motivated to take on a technical challenge
  • Ambitious, bold and creative self-starter with strong analytical skills
  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Knowledge of plastics, polymers and synthetic fibres is an advantage

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing company, active in an ever-changing industry
  • An inspiring work environment where you can challenge your creative thinking and develop game-changing technology
  • Join a dynamic, world-leading technical company, with short communication lines
  • A positive, collaborative and creative work environment with team spirit at its core
  • Working in an easy to reach office close to the historic city centre of Delft
  • Flexible working hours and 30 vacation days (FTE)
  • Good salary and travel allowance
  • Personal growth and development opportunities, including study budgets, training and coaching
  • Healthy work-life balance, with subsidised sports memberships, on-site recreational facilities and various social events and festivities

Interested? Apply for the role as R&D Engineer (River Plastics Removal Project) by clicking ‘Apply’.
If you have specific questions related to the vacancy, please contact recruiter Carola Bos: +31 15 268 1256

Deadline to apply: 1 January 2019

Field:Onshore
Discipline:Innovations
Location:Delft
Workweek:40 hours
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Or call us at +31 15 2681800