Structural Engineering Lead

at Principle Power
Location Emeryville
Date Posted May 12, 2021
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Structural Engineering Lead

Position Type: Full-time

Location: Emeryville, San Francisco CA

Education Required: Bachelor's degree; Masters or MBA preferred

Position Start: ASAP

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to:

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. More information is available on our website at

In the context of our multiple worldwide projects on the next generation of WindFloat Platforms, we want to reinforce our US Team, based at Emeryville California, with a Structural Engineer.

General Description

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 WindFloats in future projects working toward commercialization of the WindFloat.

Main Accountabilities

  • Lead a group of structural engineers to serve projects including planning, scheduling, budgeting, technical execution and progress reporting to the upper management;
  • Supervise design tasks for current projects including preliminary sizing of steel structures, strength, buckling and fatigue analysis and detailing of the structures;
  • Support business development providing technical consultation as needed;
  • Supervise engineers/drafters to produce packages of drawings for certification and fabrication;
  • Follow closely the fabrication planning and execution phases to provide support as necessary;
  • Responsible for project deliverables for projects within the budget and schedule.

Required qualifications and competencies

  • Master of science in a relevant field of engineering (ocean engineering, naval architecture, mechanical engineering, civil/structural engineering, material science, etc.)
  • Firm and practical knowledge of ABS FOWTI/FPI/MODU, BV ROU, DNV OS and/or API RP2A;
  • Strong technical and data analysis skills;
  • Systematic and detailed oriented;
  • Good communication skills both written and oral;
  • Proven experience of leading a group of structural engineers or structural engineering team.

The preferred candidate will have

  • Proficiency in two or more programing languages
  • Minimum ten (10) years of professional experience in ship, offshore structure or wind turbine tower structure FEED/detailed/construction design
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in floating wind
  • Experience in using commercial FEA software such as ANSYS or equivalent;
  • Experience in reviewing/supervising structural analysis, design and engineering report writing; - Experience in reviewing/supervising/establishing structural drawings and specifications;
  • Registered Professional Engineer

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to: