Do you have a passion for hydraulic engineering and are you up for the challenge of working anywhere in the world? Read further to see what Van Oord can offer you.

For our international dredging and marine construction projects, we are looking for an experienced Works Manager Dredging. You will be in charge of and responsible for the technical execution of the project and the optimum deployment of staff and equipment. You will act as the operational lynchpin and make an important contribution to the delivery of prestigious international projects together with the project team and your colleagues at our head office.

Your responsibilities

  • Daily management of operations and the relevant subcontractors
  • Monitoring the progress of work and making adjustments where necessary
  • Ensuring that the team works safely and that the results meet the quality requirements
  • Monitoring and keeping records of progress, planning and contractual matters
  • Providing information to the Project Manager and interested parties

Job requirements

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in civil engineering or similar
  • At least five years' experience in a similar role in an international project-based environment
  • Extensive knowledge of international contracting and civil engineering projects; knowledge of dredging and offshore an advantage
  • Experience of managing international multidisciplinary project teams
  • A good command of English, spoken and written
  • A hands-on and results-oriented person who can maintain an overall view and exudes calm to the outside world
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Willingness to work abroad an average of 7 months a year

We offer
Working in an international, high demanding and dynamic organisation, with the possibility to truly have impact on our business, people and environment. We offer a complete package with excellent secondary employment benefits. The package includes among other things:

  • a salary that matches your responsibilities and experience;
  • allowance for going abroad (based on location and situation of the project);
  • a pension scheme;
  • a variable bonus;
  • extensive learning and (personal) development possibilities;
  • an adequate travel allowance;
  • collective health insurance (optional).

About Van Oord

Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, hydraulic engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow's world for over a hundred years. Our people are committed, enterprising professionals with a passion for water and technology.

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