Worksmanager Foundations

Working in a dynamic environment with the opportunity to take responsibility and help build a sustainable world. Within Van Oord, you have the freedom to execute projects the way you think is best and be involved in innovation.

The position

Without your commitment as worksmanager, the operational team will miss the guidance to install the foundations safely and according to the project requirements. You are responsible for collecting, storing and loading the foundations on board the vessel. While doing so, you take care of selecting, setting up and managing the required marshalling port. At the end of the project, you ensure that the foundations are delivered to the client and that any damage caused during installation is cleared. 

Your work varies and includes offshore foundation installation projects that differ in location. From foundations in the North Sea and Baltic Sea up to turbine installation in the USA. Working on projects brings a great dynamic. All disciplines are working together with the same goal in mind. This creates close relationships. Working hard together, but also taking time for relaxation. For example, a nice dinner or team activities.

Your responsibilities


  • You determine which vessels and equipment are required for project execution and coordinate mobilisation and demobilisation;
  • You ensure that the required noise mitigation is met within the project;
  • In close cooperation with the offshore construction managers, you coordinate the interfaces with other disciplines within the project, the subcontractors and the marine warranty surveyor;
  • You will coordinate the deployment of the vessels and ensure that the required equipment is placed on board the vessel;
  • Together with the QA/QC manager and the offshore construction managers, you will ensure that the operational process of the cable installation meets the contractual acceptance regarding quality standards;
  • In cooperation with the project manager, you will ensure that the cable installation activities remain within budget.

In this role, you will report to the project manager on progress, deviations from installation plans and contractual issues that arise during the project. You will also be the first point of contact towards the client.

Job requirements


When managing and motivating the team, your people management skills are very useful. Thanks to your creativity and pro-activeness, all project challenges are solved as quickly as possible. Your decisiveness helps the team achieve an optimal result.  In addition, for the role as worksmanager, you have:

  • At least 5 years of operational experience in managing offshore (cable) installation projects;
  • A good command of the English language;
  • Willingness to work abroad alternately on a rotational schedule and in the office, depending on the project phase.


We offer


Working on projects means being away from home for a period of time. In Europe, you work on project location for 3 weeks, then you are home for 2 weeks and can spend time with your family & friends. Outside Europe, you work for 6 weeks and then have 4 weeks off. In addition, we offer you:

  • A salary matching with responsibilities and experience;
  • Project allowances (based on location and situation of the project);
  • A pension scheme;
  • A variable bonus;
  • A great onboarding program in which you get familiar with Van Oord and also get to know your new colleagues;
  • Opportunity to make career steps, within different business units;
  • Extensive learning and (personal) development possibilities, including a wide range of online courses via Goodhabitz;
  • An attractive travel allowance, if you work at an office in the Netherlands.


Interested? Apply via the application form below. Do you have any questions? Please contact Pascal Brink.

Do you like to know more about and want to stay informed of other vacancies within Van Oord? Climb aboard and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Vimeo and Facebook!  

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated. 

#LI-PB1

The position

Without your commitment as worksmanager, the operational team will miss the guidance to install the foundations safely and according to the project requirements. You are responsible for collecting, storing and loading the foundations on board the vessel. While doing so, you take care of selecting, setting up and managing the required marshalling port. At the end of the project, you ensure that the foundations are delivered to the client and that any damage caused during installation is cleared. 

Your work varies and includes offshore foundation installation projects that differ in location. From foundations in the North Sea and Baltic Sea up to turbine installation in the USA. Working on projects brings a great dynamic. All disciplines are working together with the same goal in mind. This creates close relationships. Working hard together, but also taking time for relaxation. For example, a nice dinner or team activities.

Your responsibilities


  • You determine which vessels and equipment are required for project execution and coordinate mobilisation and demobilisation;
  • You ensure that the required noise mitigation is met within the project;
  • In close cooperation with the offshore construction managers, you coordinate the interfaces with other disciplines within the project, the subcontractors and the marine warranty surveyor;
  • You will coordinate the deployment of the vessels and ensure that the required equipment is placed on board the vessel;
  • Together with the QA/QC manager and the offshore construction managers, you will ensure that the operational process of the cable installation meets the contractual acceptance regarding quality standards;
  • In cooperation with the project manager, you will ensure that the cable installation activities remain within budget.

In this role, you will report to the project manager on progress, deviations from installation plans and contractual issues that arise during the project. You will also be the first point of contact towards the client.

Job requirements


When managing and motivating the team, your people management skills are very useful. Thanks to your creativity and pro-activeness, all project challenges are solved as quickly as possible. Your decisiveness helps the team achieve an optimal result.  In addition, for the role as worksmanager, you have:

  • At least 5 years of operational experience in managing offshore (cable) installation projects;
  • A good command of the English language;
  • Willingness to work abroad alternately on a rotational schedule and in the office, depending on the project phase.


We offer


Working on projects means being away from home for a period of time. In Europe, you work on project location for 3 weeks, then you are home for 2 weeks and can spend time with your family & friends. Outside Europe, you work for 6 weeks and then have 4 weeks off. In addition, we offer you:

  • A salary matching with responsibilities and experience;
  • Project allowances (based on location and situation of the project);
  • A pension scheme;
  • A variable bonus;
  • A great onboarding program in which you get familiar with Van Oord and also get to know your new colleagues;
  • Opportunity to make career steps, within different business units;
  • Extensive learning and (personal) development possibilities, including a wide range of online courses via Goodhabitz;
  • An attractive travel allowance, if you work at an office in the Netherlands.


Interested? Apply via the application form below. Do you have any questions? Please contact Pascal Brink.

Do you like to know more about and want to stay informed of other vacancies within Van Oord? Climb aboard and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Vimeo and Facebook!  

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated. 

#LI-PB1

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Pascal Brink

Corporate Recruiter
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