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Vessel Technical Superintendent

Geplaatst 14 mei. 2024
2 tot 3 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)

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How you can make your mark

As vessel technical superintendent (tsi) you will work for our Fleet Management department. The department provides technical support and the main focus is to keep the fleet in shipshape.

Our fleet consists of an extensive and versatile fleet comprising around 700 vessels and auxiliary equipment which can be deployed in the optimal configuration for each individual project. It’s Boskalis capital asset. Click hear to read more about our, Fleet and equipment | Boskalis.

As vessel technical superintendent, you will play an important role in maintaining, repairing and modifying our fleet, and in particular that part of the fleet used for the Dredging & Inland Infra division.

We are looking for a new colleague to strengthen our team.

Your responsibilities as Vessel Technical Superintendent:

  • Analyze and optimize the performance of the vessels in close cooperation with the crew on board.
  • Report technical and operational performance and provide input to optimize the ships.
  • Support with acute technical problems on board.
  • Ensure that the scope of planned ship repairs is up to date (ongoing repairs, damage and modifications).
  • Follow up the exploitation of the assigned vessels, taking into account the correct allocation of costs.
  • Implementing and monitoring the general technical and safety standards and reporting on possible improvements to ensure the safety of our colleagues and the locality.

Your qualities

In the role of vessel technical superintendent, it is essential to have the ability to work in a planned and independent way. You must have an eye for detail but you should certainly never lose sight of the bigger picture. On the basis of your extensive technical expertise and enthusiasm for high-end technical solutions, you can convince colleagues and stakeholders, and extend their knowledge.

Furthermore you need to have the following to make your mark as Vessel Technical Superintendent:

  • A higher vocational education (hbo) or post-secondary vocational education (mbo) degree in mechanical engineering, or similar qualification.
  • At least two years’ experience as a technical superintendent, inspector or chief engineer.
  • Technical and operational project knowledge.
  • Knowledge of or interest in the dredging process and dredging equipment.
  • No problem travelling globally.
  • A familiarity with health & safety regulations relating to our business as well as fleet management systems such as Maximo.
  • 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) and a number of collective scheduled days off, a non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as company health insurance, travel allowance, leased or shared car, foreign posting terms.
  • 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: As vessel technical superintendent you are part of the Fleet Management team (crew, technical superintendent and fleet engineer). You will report to the fleet manager.
  • Where you will work: You will work from our office in Papendrecht and if required you will work on the project where our vessels are employed. To keep the fleet in shipshape you will regularly travel to our vessels/project globally for short or longer periods.
  • Fulltime/ part-time job: The position of vessel technical superintendent is a fulltime (40 hours a week) job.
  • 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.

Dredging is one of our traditional core activities. Boskalis is famous for projects like the expansion of the Suez Canal and the extension of the Maasvlakte at the Port of Rotterdam. Creation of new nature areas like the Markerwadden is something we contribute to. Combining our state-of-the-art fleet, equipment and incredible manpower, we’re able to achieve projects that no one believed were even possible.


We are more than happy to answer your questions about the function of vessel technical superintendent. Please contact Sandra Hofstede, senior corporate recruiter via phone number +31 78 6969973.
Interested? Please apply by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. In general, we don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Boskalis colleagues or associated Boskalis companies.


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!

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