Heavy Lift & Transport Engineer


Eric Schiphorst

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: heavy lift & transport project engineering: analysis, preparation, and organizing

Projects: marine & offshore heavy lift and transportation

Company: heavy lift fleet owner-operator and engineering office

Main requirements: +2 years of experience in marine engineering and transportation analysis 

Your opportunity

As Heavy Lift & Transport Engineer, you will take care of projects from A to Z, starting with analysis and engineering, through coordinating the preparation and monitoring the execution of heavy lift installation and transportation projects. You are involved from the first client inquiry to the delivery of heavy cargo around the world. Within these relatively short project cycles, you are responsible for the technical solutions, working closely with your colleagues but also independently.

  • Translating client needs into feasible solutions in the marine heavy transport field
  • Take responsibility for your own challenging projects
  • A broad range of tasks: analyze, engineer, organize and monitor
  • Build your professional development on trust in a hybrid working environment

What you will do

  • Leading kick-off meetings with clients, to understand their needs and requirements
  • Preparing all engineering work related to projects such as lifting, transport, structural calculations, stability & motion analysis    
  • Coordinating and monitoring the engineering work with internal departments, subcontractors, and clients to ensure a smooth cooperation
  • Preparing the project documentation such as transport manuals, risk analysis, 2D drawings, material & equipment specifications
  • Developing the timeline and planning different phases of the project
  • Supporting the execution of the project mainly from the engineering office, and occasionally on-site, in order to have a better progress overview  

Where you will work

Our client specializes in handling heavy cargo both on- and offshore. With a Rotterdam-based engineering and project management team supporting their own modern fleet of 8 heavy lift vessels, they execute demanding transportation and installation projects for customers worldwide. Adaptability, creativity, and excellent know-how are the key assets of this organization in providing innovative engineered solutions for a wide range of heavy-lift challenges.

  • Short project lead times: engineer the solution and get it done
  • Combination of offshore heavy lift and transportation capability and own onshore cargo handling equipment
  • Real hybrid working environment, just show ownership of your project responsibilities
  • Close cooperation and open communication with some 200 colleagues working from offices in the Netherlands and the USA

What you already have

  • +2 years of experience as a Heavy Lift & Transport Engineer in an offshore engineering environment
  • BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or Marine Engineering, so you have the required engineering skills
  • A proactive and independent approach, since you will be involved in projects from start to finish
  • A basis of knowledge of marine transport projects, lifting & transport calculations, and stability & structural analysis
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment, as most of the projects have tight schedules
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team and clients
  • Available for hybrid working in the Rotterdam area and traveling abroad occasionally 

Your benefits

  • 25 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise, starting from 50K gross per year
  • Hybrid working policy: work 50% from your home office or from abroad
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.
  • Housing search support and registration are provided by Van Storm

Sounds interesting?

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