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Maritime Dynamics Department Engineer



Papendrecht, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

What are you looking for?

What do we promise?

  • Contributing to one of a kind projects
  • Creating new horizons, literally
  • Experience of a lifetime

What do we ask of you?

  • A good command of English
  • A pro-active attitude
  • Analytical skills

How you can make your mark

How you can make your mark

The Maritime Dynamics Department, MDD in short, is Boskalis' knowledge team for all issues related to our maritime activities. Consider, for example, how sea conditions can burden equipment, put work tolerances and safety under pressure, whether it concerns dredging, construction of ports or installation of offshore wind turbines, cables and tunnels. To counter this we are constantly looking for the most suitable combination of method and equipment for Boskalis’ wide variety of projects and use a variety of tools to help us in making the right analysis.

With your expertise and commitment, you can make your mark to the successful implementation of projects and the further optimization of new and existing equipment. As MDD engineer you can translate your technical knowledge into concrete and practical solutions and disseminate this to both internal and external stakeholders.

Some of this support will be high level checks on strength, stability and dynamic response needed in the selection of the most suitable work method and equipment. But many questions require a deeper investigation, combining common sense with a thorough understanding of the physics behind marine systems and how these can be analysed with tools like Aqwa, Orcaflex.

You are able to go beyond the applications of standard codes and software, by complementing with self-developed add-ons (using Matlab, Python) to mimic for instance active motion compensation or station keeping systems. Though detailed design of mechanical systems, including drives and controls are not your main task, a good understanding and affinity with these aspects is instrumental in the cooperation with colleagues and external parties.

Your responsibilities as MDD Engineer

  • Contribution of MDD-specific knowledge to projects in preparation and execution phase and to the construction or conversion of our equipment.
  • Development of working methods and equipment in close collaboration with the various stakeholders.
    • Research into how the maritime environment influences the work process.
    • Desk studies, calculations and / or measurements in the field and / or laboratory.
    • Analysis and interpretation of the results.
    • Setting up simulation / simulator models.
    • Sharing of the acquired insights with colleagues and other stakeholders.
    • Collaborating on solutions and optimisations.
  • Preparation, validation, maintenance and application of calculation models.

We offer

You can make your mark as MDD Engineer if you have:

  • A completed technical academic education, preferably in Maritime Technology or Mechanical Engineering and preferably experience in maritime / offshore engineering.
  • Knowledge of hydrodynamic behaviour of maritime structures and the desire to become more proficient in this.
  • A practical view of technical systems, constructions, measurement and control techniques.
  • Affinity with our offshore activities and knowledge of the associated equipment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with support software, such as Excel, AutoCad, Python.
  • Independent, creative, entrepreneurial, customer-oriented.
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language.

What you can expect

  • Money and more: Besides a competitive salary, you will receive holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of 31 days (based on a full-time contract), a non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as collective health insurance and travel allowance.
  • Career opportunities: We challenge you every day to get better. Together we realize your full personal and professional career by creating development opportunities.
  • Young Boskalis: This is a platform created for and by the Young Boskalis generation. The Young Boskalis Board focus is to represent young employees and look after their integration into the Boskalis family across the various divisions. Every year Young Boskalis organizes various activities, ranging from an online Pub Quiz and a virtual vessel visit, to sport sessions like Yoga and Bootcamp.
  • Warm welcome: We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your online onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs of Boskalis!

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.

Within a vibrant company culture, you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together!


  • Your team: The department now consists of 6 people and with this vacancy the staffing will be expanded to a total of 7 people.
  • Where you will work: The Boskalis campus in Papendrecht will be your usual working place, but you may also may be required to work on one of our projects worldwide for limited time.
  • Fulltime/ part-time job: The position of MDD Engineer is a position for 32-40 hours a week.
  • Procedure: All you need to do to apply for a job is to complete the online application form and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter. As soon as you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Depending on the job, we will invite you for interviews. If both sides are happy to proceed after interviews, we will make you an offer to join Boskalis. After successfully completing all the steps in the procedure, we warmly welcome you to our organization.

Want to know more?

We are more than happy to answer your questions about the position of Maritime Dynamics Department Engineer. Please contact Dennis Schuurman, Senior Corporate Recruiter via +31-6 50 16 23 13.

Interested? Please apply by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV on our careers site.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies

We don’t accept any unsollicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. In general, we don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Boskalis colleagues or associated Boskalis companies.

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Application process

We will review your application within 5 working days.
Possible match? We invite you for one or two interviews (in-person and/or via Microsoft Teams to get to know each other better.
Match? We will make you an offer to join Boskalis.
After successfully completing all the steps in the procedure, we warmly welcome you to our organization.

Make your mark
and apply today!

Need help with your application? Send me a message and I will be happy to help you.

Dennis Schuurman

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