Curriculum Vitae

Personal profile

As an 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, mainly drive trains. Experienced in cooperating
with E&I and Control disciplines. Used to technical challenges and able to think out-of-the-box. Accustomed to working in projects in the role as an engineer, lead engineer and system engineer.

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 and Allseas I spent time abroad and worked with locals, which I enjoyed. I was a thesis supervisor for multiple 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.

Employment History

Allseas, Jan. 2017 – present

Senior Mechanical Engineer

As a senior mechanical engineer at Allseas I work on the lifting equipment on board the Pioneering Spirit vessel: the Topside Lift System (TLS) and the Jacket Lift System (JLS). Small side projects for other vessels were also done, as well as the newest deep sea mining project.
The TLS is a motion compensated system (in three directions) and is designed to lift a complete topside of an oil platform up within 20 seconds. My main focus was on the drives and locks of the TLS, which includes the massive air system.
I was involved in the JLS from concept phase. I was mainly involved in the mechanics (drive trains), hydraulics, control system and a small portion of E&I. This also includes the risk assessments and FMECA. Additionally I was the system engineer for a subsystem of the JLS and lead engineer for two subsystems.
Creation of systems from concept until commissioning and testing is something I enjoy, to see something evolving from drawings to reality. Furthermore, I created the basic and advanced course hydraulics for Allseas personnel and taught the courses as well.

Technologies: System design, Primary hydraulics, Automation and Control, Dynamic simulation

Huisman Equipment, Nov. 2011 – Dec. 2016

Hydraulic engineer

As an hydraulic engineer, I was responsible for the hydraulic design and supervision during production and testing, including risk assessments, FMECA and problem solving during any phase of the project (at Huisman, yard or for the client).

Furthermore, I taught the basic course hydraulics at the Huisman Academy (substitute teacher). I assisted with courses for clients at the Huisman Academy as well. Later on I joined the Sensor Expert Team.

I was involved in large projects (Drilling vessels, Well intervention vessels, secondary hydraulic cranes) from concept phase till testing and commissioning. I also made dynamic simulations to predict the behaviour or to assess a problem.

Technologies: System design, Primary and Secondary hydraulics, Automation, Dynamic simulation

Completed courses

Rules and Standards:

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

Offshore training:

  • 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

Bachelor Mechanical Engineering, Fontys Hogescholen (2003-2007)

Internships: ACE/BRACE, Minsk Machine State Building College and Spirotech BV.


As also shown on this website, I have a couple of interests: