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Job Description

  We are creators of resilience.

Working with us means building a more resilient world. Join us in constructing a more resilient world with innovative and sustainable maritime, offshore, and dredging solutions. 

  The position Were you born with an inquisitive mind? As an R&D engineer at Van Oord you can indulge yourself  and hone your research skills. From deep water far out at sea to the land reclamation at the coast, our projects are often unique and full of technical, organizational and financial challenges. Do you want to play a decisive role in further improving our dredging practice? Then apply as an R&D engineer at Van Oord!  Your responsibilities Whether it concerns coastal replenishment, the reclamation of artificial islands or the deepening of a shipping channel, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, mechanical processes and many more aspects play a role in dredging. You conduct research into these aspects and then advise us on the renewal of dredging techniques and the consequences for our dredging equipment. You gain and consolidate  expertise on the basis of model simulations, laboratory measurements and practical tests on board of our many types of equipment. This expertise we then use for the modification or newbuild of equipment. You are involved in the entire R&D process, from the initial design to the tests in our sometimes unpredictable practice. This way you can see from the front row how your work contributes to the learning curve that we strive for as an innovative company. A very interesting position, where your knowledge and ingenuity are called upon from the head office in Rotterdam to the trailing suction hopper dredger in the Yellow Sea. Your workplace You will become part of a multidisciplinary team. The team culture is based on respect, involvement, transparency, cooperation and direct constructive feedback. We like “out of the box”  and iterative improvements based on model-based process insight validated against real-world data. The success, the value creation, is measured by the application in our practice.  Job requirements Your R&D engineering skills are evident from your structured, result-oriented and tenacious way of working. This way you gain innovative knowledge that you would like to share. Knowledge sharing can be just as easily with your colleagues in the office or on board of a vessel as well as with the attendees at an international conference. They see your enthusiasm for the subject! You also bring:  ·        A university degree in civil engineering or mechanical engineering  ·        Knowledge of or great interest in dredging technology, hydrodynamics, soil mechanics and measurement techniques  ·        Experience is welcome, but not necessary  ·        Excellent command of the English language  We offer The opportunity to test theory in practice, both with (computer) simulations and on board of our large unique equipment around the world. We challenge you to think innovatively, multidisciplinary, realistically and at the same time out-of-the-box. Aslo, we offer you a position in which you will have an important contribution to our mission 'building a better world for future generations'. In addition, we offer you: ·        A salary that matches your responsibilities and experience; ·        Travel allowance (€0.31 per km) and home office allowance (€2,15 per day); ·        32 leave days per year; ·        Variable bonus; ·        Pension scheme; ·        Collective health insurance (optional); ·        Flexible working from home policy, 2 days a week when working on a full-time basis; ·        Extensive learning and (personal) development possibilities, including a wide range of online courses via Goodhabitz; ·        You can join communities, like Young Van Oord, Van Oord Women and the Van Oord staff association; ·        We organise several (sport) events, e.g. winter sport, weekend of sailing, cycling and a motorcycle tour.   Interested? Then apply now using the application form below! 

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