Junior Test Engineer

Job description

At GBM Works, we are developing a silent installation tool, the Vibro-drill, for the next generation XXL monopiles. This method will solve major challenges in the offshore wind industry that are associated with the current method ‘piling’ such as harmful noise to marine life, potential delays, fatigue damage in the pile and scaling issues. We collaborate with leading offshore contractors and windfarm developers.


During the SIMPLE II project, a prototype will be developed demonstrating drivability through clay soils, and a simulation model, which has been partially developed, will be validated to enable predictions to be made.


As an intermediate step before the nearshore tests, laboratory tests will be made at our facilities in Utrecht during the first half of 2021 to confirm the functionality of critical components of the prototype. These are critical tests for GBM Works, and therefore we are looking to hire a competent and hands on engineer to support us during this period.


GBM Works is growing fast. We foresee further career opportunities within the company if this first 6-month period has been concluded satisfactory.


Responsibilities of the Role

You will be, working in a compact team, the operator of the tests at the laboratories of the company. You will be working in a young and ambitious team reporting to the project manager. The lab test results give direction to the final design of the prototype machine, and test results will validate the simulation model which has been developed to forecast the machine performance in different soils. This way, the test engineer is working in the heart of the companies future unique position in the market. You'll:


  • Support with the assembly of the test laboratory.
  • Optimizing the testing process.
  • Preparation of Samples.
  • Field work, including collection of samples and research on soil properties.
  • Executing tests, analysis of test data and interpretation of results.
  • Ensuring quality of the test procedure and test data.
  • Troubleshooting errors and equipment malfunctioning.
  • Any other work related to the progress of the laboratory tests.


What do we offer

  • A six-month contract
  • Experienced based compensation.
  • A dynamic work environment.
  • Location in Utrecht. 
  • Exposure to different aspects in the project
  • The opportunity to work on a leading and ambitious project to make the world cleaner. 

Job requirements

What is your must-have skill set?

  • Technical Education at MBO - 4 or superior.
  • Hands-on experience working with tools in an operational environment.
  • You are practical and pro-active and flexible.
  • You are fluent in Dutch (verbal and in writing)


What is your nice-to-have skillset?

  • Previously participated in the construction of a technical work space.
  • Experience with hydraulics.
  • Preparation, handling and cutting of clay.


Our office is situated in Utrecht at the former powerplant of Eneco, Industrypark Lage Weide.

For questions please contact Venetia de Wit - Tel: 06-15850813


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