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“You are encouraged to develop yourself”

“I am still impressed by the size and power of the materials we are working with”, says Tiemen Hartmans, Design Engineer at KenzFigee. “There are so many new challenges that require technical solutions.”

OFFSHORE HEART
Tiemen holds a Bachelor degree in civil engineering from the Delft University of Technology. “It was a lot of fun, however for me it was a bit too mainstream.” That is why he chose to continue with a master in Offshore Engineering. “I was always interested in the maritime industry. There are a lot of challenges in the offshore sector. It’s a dynamic environment, where records are broken on a regular basis. Everything is becoming deeper, heavier and more challenging. These challenges require unique technical solutions”, says Tiemen. “Offshore wind is taking off. 70% of earth’s surface consists of water, which means that possibilities are endless. I believe there is still a lot to be done in developing projects offshore.”

EASY TO DRAW A LINE
As a System Design Engineer, I make calculations and the principal design,” explains Tiemen. After his first month he was asked to work for a few weeks in the workshop, to also see the more practical side of this job. “Since I have a theoretical background, it really helped me to get a better understanding of the production processes within the company. “It is easy to draw a line, but when that line becomes a plate of steel it is a completely different story. It makes you realize that what you design has to be constructed too. A valuable and fun experience.”

Tiemen likes working at KenzFigee. “There is a personal and informal atmosphere. That makes it a pleasant environment to work in. Everybody at KenzFigee is very approachable. Furthermore, there is a hands-on mentality which I like. You get responsibility and there is room to grow. Every day I learn a lot, which is very important to me.”

Watch the video of Tiemen about his job!

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