Salvage Diver

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What do we promise?

  • An adventurous job around the world
  • Contributing to one of a kind projects
  • Experience of a lifetime

What do we ask of you?

  • A good command of Dutch
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • A pro-active attitude

How you can make your mark

As a salvage diver, you will make your mark by contributing to the operational part of emergency responses and wreck removals worldwide. Teamwork is key in salvage activities, which take place both under and above water. The work consists of miscellaneous tasks like diving and welding but also work on deck.

As a salvage diver, you will be working for SMIT Salvage, one of the largest salvage companies in the world and part of the Boskalis Westminster N.V. and working closely with agents worldwide. SMIT Salvage has an extensive track record and its clients include many leading insurers.

Your responsibilities as salvage diver

  • As part of the mobile salvage team, your primary role is undertaking diving works within your capabilities as required and directed by the Salvage Superintendent
  • Execution of other salvage activities such as: welding, cargo handling or deck support.
  • Maintenance of dive equipment.

Your qualities
You can make your mark as salvage diver if you have: 

  • A valid Medical Dive Certificate.
  • Certificate "Diving Work" A and B.
  • Good command of English (written and spoken).
  • Preferably good eyesight.
  • Open to work on weekends and public holidays frequently, with OT and allowances compensated.

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 26 days (based on a full-time contract), a non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as company health insurance, travel allowance, and foreign posting terms.  
  • 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: As a salvage diver you will work for SMIT Salvage. You will work for one of the largest salvage companies in the world. You are part of a team of several salvage divers. You will also work with various other colleagues who are part of the salvage team.
  • Where you will work: You will work at our location in Papendrecht / Vlaardingen and at project locations worldwide.
  • Full-time: The salvage diver position is full-time (40 hours per week).
  • 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. 

SMIT Salvage is part of Boskalis and in your job you will work for this salvage company that is one of the largest in the world. We have an extensive track record and our client base includes many ship owners, governments, oil and gas companies and leading insurers. The power of the sea is unpredictable. You never know when or where a vessel is going to get into trouble and how a salvage operation will turn out. We have five strategically located offices near the main global shipping routes: Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town, Macae and Singapore. 


Interested? Apply by filling in your details and uploading your CV and cover letter on our careers site.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies 
We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment- and selection agencies. 

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