Structural Engineer

Principle Power, Inc. Published: October 16, 2019
Emeryville, CA
Job Type
Design & Construction / Energy / Engineering /

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~ Principle Power's mission is to make the WindFloat the most competitive, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly technology for deep-water offshore wind projects while enabling global offshore wind markets to reach their full potential. ~

Principle Power is an innovative technology and services provider for the offshore deep water wind energy market. PPI’s proven technology, the WindFloat - a floating wind turbine foundation – enables a change in paradigm for the industry in terms of reduced costs and risks for the installation and operations of offshore wind turbines. Principle Power sells the WindFloat as a technology solution and acts as service provider to developers, utilities and independent power producers, being present from the overall system design throughout fabrication, installation and commissioning, and providing support to customers during the operation life cycle of the platform.

Position Overview

We are seeking candidates for the position of Structural Engineer, in Emeryville, California.

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:

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


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 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;
  • Self-driven and motivated;
  • Ability to work independently; and
  • Proven experience of work in multidisciplinary, collaborative and worldwide team context.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Proficiency in two or more programing languages;
  • Experience in drafting and modeling tools (AutoCAD, Solidworks, Rhino);
  • Less than two (2) of professional experience in ship, offshore structure or wind turbine tower structure FEED/detailed/construction design; and
  • Experience in using commercial FEA software such as ANSYS or equivalent.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email resume and motivational cover letter, as well as references to Fausta Amaral, Global Human Resource Lead. 

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