Van Oord

Create a better world for future generations.

Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor.

The focus is on dredging, oil & gas infrastructure and offshore wind. In 2018, Van Oord’s revenue amounted to EUR 1,876 million. Its head office is in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs approximately 4,500 staff, who worked in 2018 on 190 projects in 46 countries. The fleet consists of more than one hundred vessels. Marine ingenuity is characteristic of Van Oord.

Van Oord plays an active role in caring for the planet now and in the future by guarding the environment. We strive to minimise the potential negative impact of our work on the marine environment. Our smart engineers are continuously encouraged to develop more sustainable work methods and innovations.

One of our values is care for people which lies at the heart of our company. Working closely with our clients and partners, with respect for each other and the environment, we strive to earn a healthy profit. Our employees enjoy a safe working environment in which they continually embrace opportunities to learn.

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Investing in the future

Van Oord has over 40 offices worldwide and an advanced fleet of equipment. Our investments in innovation and equipment are part of our long-term vision, a vision aimed at lasting relationships. For that reason, Van Oord continues to invest in an open culture that revolves around people. We offer both ambitious starters and committed professionals a versatile working environment in which there is space for personal and professional development.

Your career

You have a few years’ experience, are a teamplayer, enterprising and would like to broaden your horizons. You are looking for a dynamic and versatile international environment in which your work is appreciated and rewarded well. If you recognise yourself in this description, Van Oord would like to meet you.

Van Oord can offer a world of opportunities to professionals with at least three years’ experience: working on prestigious projects, good career prospects, space for personal and professional development and a competitive salary. The work can be demanding, so you must be flexible and inventive.

In exchange for this you will be given the opportunity of a lifetime. Van Oord also provides employees with various opportunities for further learning, including the Van Oord Academy. Our centre focuses on Van Oord’s core activities as an international contracting firm and on the expertise in execution, project management, procurement and safety. Based on this aim, we develop technical learning paths and global training programmes.

Kick-start of your career: Technical traineeship

Are you an entrepreneurial technical graduate looking for a 365 days learning adventure? Then consider our Technical Traineeship. It is an excellent chance to quickly get to know various aspects of the marine contracting, dredging, offshore and offshore wind projects. The programme takes one year.

We are looking for colleagues to reinforce our team who will not simply apply their knowledge, but enrich the projects with great thinking.

Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?

Visit our website Please contact our Talent Acquisition department if you have further queries.

Facts about
  • Number of employees: 4500
  • Sectors: dredging & hydraulic engineering, energy, oil & gas, offshore
  • Preferred educational level: intermediate vocational education, higher vocational education, university
  • Field of study: engineering, nautical, economical
  • Career level: student, starter & traineeship, young professional, professional, intern & graduate
  • Preferred education: civil engineering, offshore & dredging engineering, mechanical engineering, maritime technology, shipbuilding, maritime officer
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