Weight Control Engineer

Schiedam, Netherlands

Job Reference 1245116

Location Schiedam, Netherlands

Industry Oil & Gas - FPSO

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 24, 2024

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major Oil and Gas clients to seek a Weigh Control Engineer to work in their facilities located in Schiedam, Netherlands on a staff role.


  • Minimum 5 years of Engineering experience, ideally within weight control, as well as international experience in multi-disciplinary projects.
  • BSc. or MSc. within any relevant Engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Piping, Structural, Naval Architecture).
  • Great understanding of ISO 19901-5:2021
  • Knowledge of different offshore systems
  • Offshore experience
  • FPSO experience
  • EPC subcontracting experience
  • Construction/site experience
  • Relevant leadership roles would be a plus.
  • Fluent English
  • Willingness to travel (the position is based in Schiedam, but travel to other locations may be required)

Responsibilities Include:
  • Report to, and provide support to the Engineering Project Manager
  • Act as the single point of contact for Weight Estimation and Weight Control within the project
  • Be responsible for the preparation of Weight Control Reports in line with project standard
  • Be responsible for assisting the project in establishing the NTE (Not to Exceed) weights of topsides modules of FPSO and defining COG envelope for each module (Weight Budget), considering the limitations on module lifting capacity, vessel stability and structural capacity. 
  • Be responsible for collecting the weight data and COG from all the disciplines, checking to ensure all items are identified and reported including the future requirements, review the weight and COG data received from disciplines, creating, maintaining and updating the weight and COG database and issuing weight reports throughout the project duration. 
  • Be responsible for verifying and validating the weight input and COG data received from disciplines and highlight any anomalies in the weight and COG or for any missing items, to the respective Discipline Lead Engineers.
  • Be responsible to monitor the weight data of engineering disciplines and alert the management and disciplines if there are any significant change in weight or COG.
  • Be responsible to review the weight data and weight reports received from vendors and sub-contractors for its compliance with procedure, specifications and project requirements.
  • Be responsible to create awareness among engineering disciplines, about the impact of growth in topsides weight, contractual obligations on weight limits for topsides modules, initiate weight reduction programs, suggest ways for reducing topsides modules weight and balancing COG offsets.
  • Be responsible for maintaining a “weight forecasting system” based on feedback from the engineering disciplines which identifies, handles and reports potential and approved design changes affecting weight and COG. 

How to Apply:
If you are a motivated and skilled Weight Control Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity in the Netherlands, we invite you to join our team. Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience to julia.nicodemos@airswift.com.

Airswift is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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