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The growing world population needs more space and the demand for energy is continuously rising. Increasing world trade requires more and better port facilities and climate change is threatening coastal areas. Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and, for over one hundred years, have been helping to create the infrastructure for the world of tomorrow.
The growing world population needs more space and the demand for energy is rising constantly. Increasing world trade requires more and better port facilities and climate change is threatening coastal areas. Van Oord provides innovative solutions for these worldwide maritime challenges, both now and in the future.
Van Oord is Dutch-based, independent family business, which is characterized by visible leadership, long-term vision and a sound financial position. Substantial investments in people and equipment are made with great care to ensure the continuity of our business. Our staff are committed, entrepreneurial professionals who are passionate about water and technology. They know the importance of cooperation in achieving the best possible result. By being open and honest, they build on mutual trust and respect.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not possible to send in your application at this email address.
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.
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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Philip van Loon
He started out as an intern and is now employed by the Coastal division of Van Oord’s Estimating & Engineering (E&E) department. Philip van Loon has already gained a lot...Show more