-  The smart network where hbo and wo students find their internship and first job.

The smart network where hbo and wo students find their internship and first job.

Project Engineer Trenching Subsea Cables

Posted 18 Jan 2024
Work experience
2 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

Your career starts on

Create a profile and receive smart job recommendations based on your liked jobs.

Make your mark as a project engineer trenching for the Boskalis Offshore Energy Cable division. The project engineer trenching is responsible to ensure the engineering for the burial of cables is completed within the given timeframe into an optimal economic and technical design.

Your responsibilities as project engineer trenching

  • Contributing to the engineering cycle for cable burial in medium to complex projects;
  • Supporting the engineering cycle for trenching projects, drafting, translating tender requirements, develop planning into an optimal economic and technical design;
  • Support / manage modifications to our trenching equipment;
  • Being responsible for technical and operational input during the tender process for projects;
  • Preparing and updating work packs of trenching procedures, methods, drawings etc. and ensuring availability of all projects specific engineering documents at any moment;
  • Contributing to the improvement and maintenance of engineering policies and procedures within the department;
  • Contributing to the drafting of (progress) reports and Engineering project close-out reports including lessons learnt, as-built files and recommendations.

You can make your mark as a project engineer trenching if you have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical discipline, preferably maritime, mining, mechanical or offshore engineering;
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a maritime / offshore environment;
  • Knowledge of the operational trenching processes or soil engaging machines in general;
  • Advanced knowledge of ICT office- and planning applications and basic knowledge of drafting applications;
  • Basic knowledge of subsea systems and working with subsea systems.

We offer

What you can expect

  • A dynamic environment: A job where you can make an impact, in an earth-moving company, as part of a diverse, international team of experts;
  • Rewarding conditions: A competitive salary and much more, including holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of 31 days (based on a full-time contract), a non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as company health insurance, travel allowance;
  • Career development: Plenty of opportunities to realize your full potential. Challenge yourself with (online) courses in our Boskalis academy;
  • The Boskalis campus: Experience the unique Boskalis vibe at our Papendrecht site, complete with restaurants, sports fields, and a wharf where our vessels dock. We offer a state-of-the-art auditorium, brainstorming rooms, experience center for client meetings, and a barista corner where you can connect with colleagues;
  • Young Boskalis: Are you under 36? Come and join Young Boskalis!. Have fun and join in social and sports activities ranging from pub quizzes to yoga, bootcamps and an annual sailing boat race. Networking and knowledge sharing are a vital part of Young Boskalis as well.

Extra information

  • Your team: You will be part of the Subsea Cables team of Boskalis Offshore Energy which exists of approximately 170 professionals. You report to the Manager Trenching and Subsea Tools;
  • Where you will work: You will be based in our head office in Papendrecht. For office-based roles, in consultation with your manager and your team, you work partly at home and partly in the office;
  • Some 2 to 3 months a year you will work offshore on a cable trenching job to grow operational knowledge and being the link between “office” and “offshore” on a daily basis;
  • Full/part-time job: The position of Project Engineer Trenching Subsea Cables is a fulltime job (40 hours a week).

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, an increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.

Boskalis has one of the largest global fleets of specialized offshore vessels, allowing us to carry out a broad range of offshore activities. We provide innovative and sustainable all-round solutions to tackle major worldwide maritime challenges. Our Offshore Energy division supports sustainable energy solutions such as wind energy as well as traditional fossil facilities. We’re involved in the entire journey from developing and transporting to maintaining and decommissioning these facilities.


We are more than happy to answer your questions about the position of project engineer trenching. Please contact Matthew Hurrel, Recruiter.
Interested? Please apply by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV on our careers site. Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies
We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies.


Boskalis is a leading global dredging contractor and marine services provider. We provide innovative and competitive all-round solutions to our clients in the offshore energy sector, ports, coastal and delta regions. We offer a unique combination of experts, vessels and services while maintaining the highest safety and sustainability standards. Our head office is located in Papendrecht, the Netherlands. Your expertise might help us to continuously create new horizons for our stakeholders!

Active in 90 countries
8,200 employees
80% men - 20% women
Average age is 35 years

What employees are saying

Abbe de Jong

Trainee Project Controller

Abbe de Jong

Abbe's final Traineeship assignment is in Qatar, after a year on projects in Mexico, Nigeria and Abu Dhabi. 'I learned quickly about our inter-office accounting methods and systems and haven’t seen much of the Netherlands the past year!' He also had time for his hobbies: outdoor sports and travel.

Liesbeth Kortenhoeven


Liesbeth Kortenhoeven

‘On a project, our working day is twelve hours: taking measurements on land and water with advanced equipment, using sound and GPS signals. We process the results in a project office to create maps and charts. The unpredictability and variety are the things about this job that appeal to me.’