Dedicated R&D engineer with practical as well as theoretical experience in system design and a passion for technology. Experience with designing, commissioning and testing of Mechanical and Hydraulic systems. Used to work with E&I and Control disciplines and gained experience with those disciplines over the years, so well able to communicate between different disciplines. Used to technical challenges and able to think out-of-the-box.
Within my working as well as my personal life I take initiative and responsibility to accomplish my tasks and goals. This is also important for me in a job, because it motivates me and helps me to try to improve myself. I like to be involved early in a project and see it grow from concept phase to the delivered product which is handed over to the client. Not only during my study, but also for Huisman Equipment I spent time abroad and worked with locals, which I enjoyed. I was a thesis supervisor for three graduate students and a supervisor for an employee during his study, which I enjoyed and helped me to improve my soft skills. With my (sometimes dry) humor I try to put problems and events in perspective, which makes it easier for me to take the appropriate action.
Allseas, Jan. 2017 – present
As a Research and Development engineer at Allseas I mainly work on the lifting equipment on board the Pioneering Spirit vessel: at first the Topside Lift System (TLS) at the bow of the vessel, and afterward also on the Jacket Lift System (JLS) at the stern of the vessel.
The TLS is a motion compensated system (in three directions) that is designed to lift a complete topside of an oil platform up to 48.000 tonne within 20 seconds. My main focus was on the Y and Z-drive of the TLS, which includes the massive air system.
When I became involved in the JLS system, the system was in the concept phase. The JLS system is used to lift a jacket support for a topside in one single lift. The lift capacity is up to 20.000 tonne. Small side projects for other vessels were also done, and currently also involved in the newest deep sea mining project.
I am working on mechanical and hydraulic designs, control system, risk engineering, simulations and modifications required for new build projects, new oppertunities and delivery of tools within Allseas to the Heavy Lift Department. The focus is on drive trains, control and dynamics, which includes hydraulics.
Furthermore, I am asked to create and teach hydraulic courses for Allseas personnel. The Basic Course Hydraulics was made within a half year and is aimed to learn participants to read hydraulic diagrams and predict the system behaviour. The textbook and presentations are well received by the participants.
I worked from January 2017 till December 2019 at the Delft office, and from January 2020 I work in the Eindhoven office, although I still participate in the projects in Delft as well.
Technologies: System design, Primary hydraulics, Automation and Control, Dynamic simulation
Huisman Equipment, Nov. 2011 – Dec. 2016
As hydraulic engineer, I was responsible for the hydraulic design and supervision during production and testing, including problem solving. I was mainly involved in large projects (Drilling vessels, Well intervention vessels, secondary hydraulic cranes) from concept phase till testing and commissioning. This included also risk assessments, concept, basic, detailed and shop drawing design. On my own initiative I made dynamic simulations of problems and designs to predict the mechanical behavior. I joined the Sensor Expert Team from April 2015, which was asked to solve more difficult problems and to help with the standardization of the used sensors.
During the projects I was a contact person for questions of the client and yard. Within Huisman I was in contact with other disciplines, such as engineering, production and commissioning and testing teams during the several stages of the projects. I went abroad several times (China) to help and solve problems with the local team on site.
To further support the clients, I was involved in courses for the clients at the Huisman Academy. At the Huisman Academy I taught the Basic Hydraulics course as well to other Huisman employees (substitute teacher).
Technologies: System design, Primary and Secondary hydraulics, Automation, Dynamic simulation
Rules and Standards:
- ATEX IEXEx 05, Module Ex 001 – Explosive atmospheres, Koninklijke PBNA, June 2014
- PED course – Course about PED rules by DNV Academy, November 2013
- DNV Offshore Standards course – About DNV Offshore rules for Drilling vessels, November 2013
Internal and external training:
- High Pressure Air Risk Analysis, June 2019
- Rexroth hydraulic training – Hydraulic course by Rexroth, February 2016 and January 2014
- VOL-VCA – VCA for operational supervisors, January 2012 (expires 2022)
- Huisman drawing course – General AutoCAD training, Spring 2012
- Hydraulische Systeemtechniek – Hydraulic training by ROVC, Spring 2012
- Quality Awareness – Quality systems training by TMS Trainingen, Spring 2012
- BOSIET – Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training, June 2012 (expired in 2016)
- FOET – Further Offshore Emergency Training, May 2016 (Expired in 2020)
Master Mechanical Engineering, TUe (2007-2011)
Track: Dynamical system design
Main courses: Multibody dynamics, Robotics, Digital Motion Control, Non-linear Dynamics, Control of non-linear systems, Engineering optimalisation, Fundamentals of low-noise design
Internships: NXP Semiconductors and RMIT University Melbourne
As also shown on this website, I have a couple of interests: