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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2022

Vacancy – Mechanical Engineer

SolarDuck is a fast-growing, Dutch-Norwegian cleantech company pioneering the technology to bring solar PV to the seas. The company (a spin-off of Damen Shipyards, a leading Dutch shipbuilder) was founded in 2018 by a team of experienced entrepreneurs from the maritime industry. SolarDuck is headquartered in the Netherlands and has presence in Japan and Norway.

Fueled by the vision to Electrify the World with Offshore Floating Solar to solve the problem of land scarcity, SolarDuck has developed a unique technology to bring solar PV, the fastest-growing source of renewable energy, offshore. In this way, enabling energy consumers across the sunbelt and beyond to access affordable, reliable and sustainable energy and providing energy independence as added benefit.

SolarDuck´s technology and organization are maturing rapidly. A year ago, the company launched its first demonstrator in the Netherlands. Later next year, SolarDuck will be launching a full-scale pilot in the North Sea, and the commercial team is already busy establishing strategic partnerships and developing SolarDuck´s first commercial, grid-scale projects.

Rapid growth requires a team which identifies with the company´s vision, gets energized by solving meaningful challenges and has the capacity to execute. If you feel this is a team for you, then we would like to get to know you!

As a mechanical engineer you are responsible for fitting together all the different components on our floating offshore solar farms. You do this work in alignment with a team of professionals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds such as mechanical, structural, hydromechanical, electrical, etcetera. You approach each new engineering challenge in a structured manner. Define the problem, split it in smaller challenges, generate concept solutions and work down if these solutions can work. You independently create, evaluate, test and optimize various concepts for the individual challenges in building our technology and quickly gravitate towards preferred options. During construction you capture as built knowledge and lessons learnt. All this work feeds into the design revisions which you systematically maintain in CAD and PLM software and design reports from which you create production drawings, manufacturing specifications and user manuals.

Vacancy - Mechanical Engineer