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Van Oord

The growing world population needs more space. Maritime transport requires new and improved infrastructure. Climate change demands better coastal protection. The demand for energy is growing and a renewable energy system is essential to providing the energy needed for the future.

Engineering
Rotterdam, NL
Active in 44 countries
5,000 employees
20% men - 80% women
Average age is 38 years

Van Oord

The growing world population needs more space. Maritime transport requires new and improved infrastructure. Climate change demands better coastal protection. The demand for energy is growing and a renewable energy system is essential to providing the energy needed for the future.

Engineering
Rotterdam, NL
Active in 44 countries
5,000 employees
20% men - 80% women
Average age is 38 years
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What employees are saying

Brigitte de Brabander

Risk Manager

Brigitte de Brabander

After obtaining her Master’s degree in Behavioural Economics and Game Theory, Brigitte decided that she wanted to work for a large, international contractor. “I don’t have a technical background but I think the construction industry is really cool. It’s fascinating to see new objects being built.” Brigitte...

Johan Hofland

Project Planner

Johan Hofland

As a true-blue coastal resident, Johan has always had a love affair with water. ‘I always wanted to work in marine contracting. I’m just drawn to the water.’ Johan’s strong affinity with water has only benefited him in his work as a project planner at international marine...

Elmer de Kruijf

QHSE Coordinator

Elmer de Kruijf

A bachelor in Safety & Security Management brought Elmer de Kruijf into contact with subjects such as safety, environment and quality. At an international oil company, he got to know the offshore world. He knew that was what he wanted and now he is working for Van...

Interesting to know

As a global marine contractor, we focus on dredging, land infrastructure in the Netherlands, offshore wind and oil & gas infrastructure. We work closely and safely with our clients and stakeholders to create innovative and sustainable solutions. Our purpose is to create a better world for future generations by delivering Marine ingenuity.
Our purpose and mission have four main drivers. The...


As a global marine contractor, we focus on dredging, land infrastructure in the Netherlands, offshore wind and oil & gas infrastructure. We work closely and safely with our clients and stakeholders to create innovative and sustainable solutions. Our purpose is to create a better world for future generations by delivering Marine ingenuity.

Our purpose and mission have four main drivers. The growing world population needs more space. Maritime transport requires new and improved infrastructure. Climate change demands better coastal protection. The demand for energy is growing and a renewable energy system is essential to providing the energy needed for the future. We have defined four values that describe how we achieve our business goals: we create, we care, we work together and we succeed.


As a global marine contractor, we focus on dredging, land infrastructure in the Netherlands, offshore wind and oil & gas infrastructure. We work closely and safely with our clients and stakeholders to create innovative and sustainable solutions. Our purpose is to create a better world for future generations by delivering Marine ingenuity.

Our purpose and mission have four main drivers. The growing world population needs more space. Maritime transport requires new and improved infrastructure. Climate change demands better coastal protection. The demand for energy is growing and a renewable energy system is essential to providing the energy needed for the future. We have defined four values that describe how we achieve our business goals: we create, we care, we work together and we succeed.


Designing tomorrow’s blueprint, building tomorrow’s world. If you are talented andpassionate, then your future career starts at Van Oord. Imagine a global graduation project or traineeship that lays the foundations for a rewarding career. Or aspire to a senior position that recognises your expertise and challenges you in exciting new ways.

Van Oord offers a world of personal and professional opportunities. Joining our team means exposure to the world’s most challenging engineering projects. A unique opportunity to acquire new managerial skills and master cutting-edge technologies. And a chance to push your boundaries and learn from 4,500 colleagues worldwide.

Our expertise is in demand and we continuously seek people like you, both onshore and offshore. On this website you can find a lot of information about working for Van Oord and you can apply online through our job selector. If you have any questions, please contact our recruitment department at recruitment@vanoord.com.


Are you looking for an entry-level job in which you can gain international experience? A job in which you will work with innovative techniques on world-famous projects? Then read about what Van Oord can offer you.

Who we are

Van Oord is an international organisation with a team of practical, highly motivated professionals who share a passion for water and technology. Our passion has made us what we are today: a world-class marine contractor. We are currently looking for ambitious technical graduates who share the same passion. We will introduce you to marine engineering and prepare you for a career that will take you around the world.

Are you eager to build an international career? Then apply as from October for our traineeship programme that starts in January.

Traineeship description

Our technical traineeship is an excellent stepping stone in your career and an ideal chance to get to know various aspects of the marine contracting, dredging and offshore sector in a short space of time. By working in various departments and on projects both in the Netherlands and abroad, you will get to know Van Oord, your colleagues and our projects. For example, you will become familiar with the production process on board a trailing suction hopper dredger, cutter suction dredger or side stone dumping vessel and spend a few weeks working on an international project site. After finalizing your traineeship you will work on our international projects, at our Technical Department or our Estimating and Engineering department.

What we want

You are a technical graduate (or near-graduate) of a civil engineering, mechanical engineering, technical business administration or a comparable higher professional or university programme and have a maximum of three years work experience. You are flexible and prepared to work abroad.

Furthermore you have strong analytical skills, you are eager to take on a management position and you speak fluent English.

What we offer

A job at Van Oord means working on challenging, dynamic, interesting and prestigious projects all around the world. We're offering you an international start to your career and the chance to take part in training programmes and courses. Our employment terms are competitive and comprehensive. Our one year traineeship programme starts in January and September of each year.

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