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Operations Engineer Marine Services

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

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Make your mark as Operations Engineer at Boskalis Offshore Energy - Marine Services by being the linking pin between project preparation and project execution.

Using your expertise and experience in maritime projects, you will independently work on various aspects of a project. You will take care of the high level mooring, stability and weight analyses, deal with towing and different installation manuals, manage aspects like safety, planning, procurement and permits and maintain contacts with local authorities, to ensure that high-quality projects can be realized within the agreed requirements. Being part of a project team you know how to communicate efficiently on different levels to achieve your goals. Some of the projects this team has worked on, are the Offshore Wind Installation Kincardine and the EDP project in El Salvador.

Your responsibilities as Operations Engineer are:

  • Engineering method statements into operational solutions, so that the project can be realized efficiently and effectively in accordance with the contractual agreements (safety, quality, planning and budget);
  • Liaise with all involved departments (project- and tender-support, operations, SHE-Q, fleet-management, procurement, controlling etc.) to ensure that the right working methods have been selected and that manpower and equipment are available when needed;
  • Identify project risks and develop mitigation plans
  • Act as the key interface towards clients for all non-commercial topics;
  • Identify and report deviations from the contract and take appropriate measures when needed;

Your qualities and experience as Operations Engineer are:

  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience in an international, dynamic project environment.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, preferably in offshore/marine technology or naval architecture. Knowledge of Rhino or AutoCAD is an absolute preference
  • A team player mentality
  • Willingness to travel globally (approx. 4 times a year)
  • Good communication skills and a good command of written and spoken English.

We offer

What you can expect

  • A dynamic environment: A job that allows you to collaborate with a talented team of experts from different backgrounds and contribute to making a significant impact.
  • Rewarding conditions: A competitive salary and much more, including holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of 26 days (based on a full-time contract) plus an extra 5 designated days, a non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as company health insurance, travel allowance.
  • Career development: We offer you plenty of opportunities to bring out the best in yourself for example through (online) courses at our Boskalis academy.
  • The Boskalis campus: Experience the unique Boskalis vibe at our Papendrecht site, complete with restaurants, sports field, 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 work in a team of 15 direct colleagues (tender, project and operations engineers) in Boskalis Offshore Energy – Marine Services business unit.
  • Where you will work: For office-based roles, in consultation with your manager and your team, you work partly in the office and partly at home.
  • Full/part-time job: The position of Operations Engineer is a full-time (40 hours a week) job with period requirements to travel offshore.
  • Next steps: Apply easily by completing the online application form. Interviews are held online or in the office. Once it’s clear we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer – and look forward to welcoming you to the company.

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.

In this job you will work for the business unit Marine Services as part of the Offshore Energy division. 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’ll be happy to answer your questions about the position of Operations Engineer. Please contact Matthew Hurrel, Recruiter.

Interested? Please apply before 12th February 2024.

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.’