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Senior Structural Engineer

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Emeryville, CA

Education Required: Master of Science in applicable field of engineering (i.e., Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Materials Science)

Position Start: ASAP


To apply, please send CV and cover letter to:

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General Description

Founded in 2007, Principle Power is an innovative technology and services provider for the offshore wind energy market. Our proven, patented technology, the WindFloat, is the leading floating offshore wind foundation enabling a radical reduction of costs and risks. Principle Power's mission is to make the WindFloat the most competitive, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly technology for offshore wind projects while enabling global offshore wind markets to reach their full potential. As an Organization, we are a Diverse Team located in 3 Continents, where different approaches, ideas and contributions are welcomed aiming at supporting a more Sustainable World.

The Structural Engineering Group splits its focus between current designs, for specific site conditions, and R&D to optimize the performance, fabrication, and ultimately the cost of the WindFloat in future projects that work toward commercialization of the WindFloat.


Main Accountabilities

  • Design tasks for current projects including preliminary sizing of steel structures, strength, buckling and fatigue analysis, and detailing of the structures

  • Interface with drafters to produce packages of drawings for certification and fabrication

  • Follow closely the fabrication planning and execution phases to provide support as necessary

  • Prepare project specifications and structural design criteria

  • Develop initial or conceptual structural designs and layouts


Required Education

  • Master of Science in a relevant field of engineering (Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Materials Science, etc.)


Required Competencies

  • Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in the design of ship, offshore structures, or wind turbine supporting structures

  • Minimum one (1) year of professional experience in floating wind

  • Experience in using commercial FEA software such as ANSYS or equivalent

  • Firm and practical knowledge of class standards and relevant regulations (ABS, BV, DNVGL and/or API)

  • Proficiency in two (2) or more programming languages (Matlab, Python, VBA)

  • Experience in drafting and modeling tools (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Rhino)

  • Strong technical and data analysis skills

  • Proficiency in English, both oral and written skills, is essential

  • Ability to become a key person for projects on behalf of the Structural Engineering Group

  • Outstanding organizational skills with excellent attention to detail

  • Display excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Possess ability to work independently; is self-directed and motivated

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work with colleagues in a positive and collaborative manner

  • Proven experience working in multidisciplinary environments within a global context

  • Strong time management skills,

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Capacity to provide technical supervision to junior engineers


Other Requirements

  • Be eligible to work in the required location


To apply, please send CV and cover letter to:

Apply now