Transport Engineer


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Oversee shipbuilding transport and heavy lifts, from planning to execution

Projects: Guide land and sea transportation, special maneuvering for shipbuilding processes

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group 

Main requirements:  Technical expertise in heavy lift operations

Your opportunity

Step into the pivotal role of Transport Engineer, where your deep expertise in heavy lifts and transportation will be instrumental in shaping the future of maritime and shipbuilding endeavors. Engage in the dynamic orchestration of transport and replacement operations, encompassing everything from detailed hoisting plans to the precise lifting and repositioning of massive constructs. Your role will be critical in reviewing and approving project documentation, ensuring seamless transitions through each phase of transportation.

What you will do

  • Design overviews and layouts for optimal construction site strategy
  • Determine berthing strategies for efficient ship launching and outfitting
  • Develop comprehensive lifting plans and instructions for complex maneuvers
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders for successful transport executions
  • Perform risk assessments for high-risk activities and transport
  • Prepare and present detailed project planning and evaluations

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defense systems. With a strong engineering and yard team, they are delivering world-class complex naval ships to navies around the world. In the current geopolitical climate, the organization is expanding significantly and providing excellent opportunities for professional growth.

  • New technologies galore: state-of-the-art naval technology, digital twinning, virtual reality, and more.
  • Well-established shipyard with a long-lasting track record, part of a global shipbuilding group
  • Excellent market outlook: order book filled way into the 2030s and still more projects expected
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • Demonstrated experience in heavy lift engineering and maritime operations
  • Proven ability in sequencing work and realistic planning, ideally within the shipbuilding sector
  • Vocational or Bachelor's degree in a related technical field
  • Strong command of English, Dutch proficiency is a plus
  • Ready for a pre-employment security screening; EU citizenship required

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for excellent work-life balance
  • 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 supported by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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