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Senior Project Engineer Fleet Development

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  • Corporate
  • Professional
  • Fleet management
  • Papendrecht

How you can make your mark

In the role of senior project engineer, you are responsible for the mechanical design and/or implementation of new construction and modification projects with a high level of technical complexity. Technology at the highest level has no secrets for you, which means that you are always able to convert a customer’s need into a feasible concept and solution, including complex specifications and budgets.

You will become part of the Central Fleet Development Department in the role of senior project engineer fleet development. This department is part of the Business Unit for Central Fleet Support and offers technical support to the three Boskalis divisions; Dredging & Inland Infrastructure, Offshore Energy, Towage & Salvage. You work in a core team of around 25 colleagues and you make an important contribution to the design and development of Dredging, Offshore and Towage equipment or components thereof. The construction of the mega cutter Helios is a good example of one off the projects you could have been working on. The Helios is the largest and most powerful cutter suction dredger Boskalis has ever developed. Visit for a video about the construction of the Helios.

Are you a mechanical engineer with extensive experience at a shipyard? Our fleet currently consists of over a thousand ships and equipment and these assets are the capital of Boskalis, together with our personnel. In the position of senior project engineer fleet development, you will play a crucial role in the quality control of this fleet and the application of technical innovations.

You are responsible for the process of tendering and recruiting of subcontractors and suppliers. As soon as you actually start building or modifying a vessel or related equipment, you take on the role of a project manager. You manage both internal and external parties involved and you oversee aspects such as time, quality and budget. You make sure that realization, commissioning, and aftercare are guaranteed. At the end of a project, it is your job to evaluate and assess project engineers and subcontractors. In addition to carrying out new construction and modification projects, you are also troubleshooter for issues in the field of dredging equipment, offshore deck equipment, power generation.

Your qualities

Being able to work both in a planned and independent way are two crucial preconditions for being successful in the role of senior project engineer fleet development. Based on your knowledge and experience you have flawless analytical skills and you are able to translate the needs of clients into feasible concepts and solutions. You switch easily in collaboration and communication with internal and external parties and you see to it that realization, commissioning and aftercare take place on time and within the agreed specifications of quality and budget.

Furthermore, you have:

  • BSc or MSc course completed in the field of mechanical engineering, shipbuilding or maritime engineering.
  • At least 8 years of experience within the maritime, offshore and/or dredging sector with the independent execution of new construction and modification projects and troubleshooting in the field of dredging equipment, offshore deck equipment, power generation, and propulsion systems.
  • Extensive experience at a shipyard is an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language in speech and writing.
  • Your place of employment is Papendrecht and you regularly go abroad for shorter periods.
  • Your working environment is, therefore, both national and international.

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, 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.

Within a vibrant company culture you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together.

What you can expect

Money and more: Besides salary you will receive holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of at least 25 days, non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as collective health insurance, travel allowance, leased or shared car, foreign posting terms.
Warm welcome: We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about Boskalis!
Career opportunities: Because we work in a dynamic environment we challenge you every day to get better. Together we will realize your full personal and professional career by creating development opportunities.
The Boskalis campus: Boskalis is located in Papendrecht, where all our disciplines come together on-campus. Bicycles are available on site to make it easy for you to move between buildings. There’s also an electric bus for those times the weather turns wet! Two lunch canteens, a sports field and shower facilities can also be found on our campus.
Besides work: There’s never a dull moment at Boskalis! During and after working hours, there’s always a lot going on. Most activities are initiated voluntarily by our colleagues, and they are very diverse. There are sporting activities like hockey, cycling or running (for a charity), and the sailing regatta (Baggerzeilweekend) organized by several large dredging companies. And for the less physical types, there are the Body of Knowledge meetings where you can share and learn about a variety of topics. Perhaps you’d even like to launch an activity yourself?

Extra information

Where you will work: you will be based in our head office in Papendrecht. You are also willing to spend extended periods abroad.
Fulltime/ part time job: The function of Senior Project Engineer Fleet Development is a function for 32-40 hours a week.
Procedure: Application is easy. All you need to do to apply for a job is complete the online application form and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter. As soon as you have sent your application you will receive an email to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your junk folder. It is not possible to apply via email, the contact form or regular mail. Depending on the job we will invite you for two or more interviews. After successfully completing all the steps in the procedure we warmly welcome you to our organization. Now the real work can begin!

Want to know more?

We are more than happy to answer your questions about the function of Senior Project Engineer Fleet Development. Please contact Robert Smits, Senior Corporate Recruiter via +31650084128

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. In general we don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Boskalis colleagues or associated Boskalis companies.

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