Mooring Solutions Engineer

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Date: Oct 1, 2023

Location: Coatbridge, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Be part of something bigger!


Bekaert’s ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move, and to always do this in a way that is safe, smart, and sustainable. As a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies, Bekaert also applies its expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.


Founded in 1880, with its headquarters in Belgium, Bekaert (Euronext Brussels, BEKB) is a global company whose 27,000 employees worldwide together generated almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022.


Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group – division of Bekaert – is the world´s premier supplier of mission-critical advanced cords and ropes. With 2,500 employees, and as a leading innovator, developer and producer of the best performing ropes and advanced cords globally, the Group provides superior value solutions to the oil & gas, mining, crane, elevator and other industrial sectors.

The Group has established a strong position in the deep-water mooring market with synthetic rope solutions with the Synthetics business based in Scotland, and is working on new technologies and approaches to support the quickly developing global Floating Offshore Wind market.

These synthetic rope solutions are critical for floating offshore wind projects and are utilized in initial demonstrator projects in Japan, France, US, UK, China, Spain, and Norway.

With the dedicated synthetic rope manufacturing facilities based in Scotland, combined with one of the first major planned floating wind farms, ScotWind in the UK, targeted to materialize by the end of the decade, Bridon-Bekaert are ideally positioned for this newly emerging industry. Join us, and help shape the world we live in.


Why join us?


Become a part of our diverse and entrepreneurial Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG) team, who work closely together across multiple UK and EU sites. Your work will help us to develop our Synthetics business in Mooring applications, Floating Offshore Wind farms and more.


About the role

At Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group we are currently looking for someone to join us as Mooring Solutions Engineer (Hybrid) in Coatbridge, Scotland. Mooring Solutions Engineer will provide comprehensive support and guidance to customers, end-users, and designers, aiming to co-create better mooring solutions and aligning our internal product development program with evolving customer needs.


Your Impact as Mooring Solutions Engineer:

  • Utilize your expertise as a specialized Engineer in mooring systems to support customers in designing, optimizing, and installing synthetic Mooring Solutions that go from seafloor to floater.
  • Work closely with the Bridon-Bekaert commercial business development and tender teams providing application inputs throughout each stage of the customer’s mooring lifecycle (design, tender, service, decommissioning).
  • Translate the rope features of the Bridon-Bekaert synthetic offering into the mooring application language of the customer.
  • Continuously assess and update performance targets for Bridon-Bekaert's on-going R&D, aligning them with evolving customer requirements and field feedback.
  • Stay abreast with the latest trends in mooring, certification standards, application codes, and class societies thinking to remain at the forefront of industry knowledge.
  • Represent Bridon-Bekaert at industry symposia, technical conferences, industry committees, and networking events, presenting our latest thought leadership.
  • Provide introductory internal and external product / application training.
  • Collaborate with other application engineers at Bridon-Bekaert to exchange valuable insights and knowledge across different products and sectors.


About You


Essential skills & competencies


  • Masters in engineering with a passion for offshore engineering, naval architecture, mechanics, and material science.
  • Prior experience as mooring engineer or design engineer of critical offshore mooring components is strongly valued.
  • Demonstrated track record of working effectively with teams. Excellent interpersonal skills. Thrives in a compact fast paced entrepreneurial organization.
  • Strong technical communication skills, adept at synthesizing complex mooring information into easily understandable language for a diverse audience.
  • A self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision and is willing to travel worldwide up to 25% of the time.


What is in it for you?


  • Competitive salary.
  • 26 vacation days.
  • Pension contribution.
  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department.
  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story.
  • A chance to grow along with your responsibilities (national or international).
  • Cool colleagues all over the world.


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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