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The position
Can you not imagine life outside of civil engineering? Can you back up a rough estimate with a calculation down to the nearest decimal place? Would you like to be in the vanguard with our tender team, making sure we continue to deliver lots of great projects within the Netherlands in the future? If so, apply for the role of Cost Estimator at Van Oord Netherlands!

Your responsibilities
As Cost Estimator, along with our tender teams you will be there at the start of all the projects with which Van Oord shapes the Dutch landscape. Making multidisciplinary budgets for often complex dredging, hydraulic engineering and infrastructure projects is what gets you out of bed in the morning because you know that your budget can make the difference between being awarded a project or not. You don't just perform the calculations for projects, you really understand what is going on in the field and advise the tender team, based on your specialism, on the most cost-efficient design. So you start a new tender by working through all the project documentation and a tender kick-off with the team. With all the input under your arm, you start making calculations and where necessary you bring in outside help in order to be able to deliver input to the tender team as soon as possible. The deadlines are often pressing, so moving quickly and optimum communication with the team are key in this role.

Job requirements
Winning a tender is all about the details and creating a detailed budget is in your blood. As a person, you are meticulous and analytical but above all a team player. In addition, you bring the following to the table:
• a qualification at intermediate vocational (MBO) level or above;
• at least 3 to 5 years work experience as a civil engineering cost estimator;
• Excellent command of Dutch, spoken and written

We offer

From your workstation, you look over the River Maas to De Kuip stadium and, even if you're not a Feyenoord fan, you are in the right place. A place where we appreciate your sharp eye and build on your expertise every day. Over the next few years, you will be getting your teeth into budgets for the Dutch market, but further into the future a move to our budget team for international projects is certainly not out of the question. Alongside an attractive package, you will be given plenty of opportunity (and a training budget) to develop professionally and personally, so that you can continue to grow within your role.

Would you like to get an impression of a project in the Dutch market?

The Dutch have always had a unique connection with water. Water brings economic prosperity and ecological opportunity. Land is used for living, working, travelling and running businesses. We’ll even create land ourselves if necessary. Already for 150 years, Van Oord Nederland has been operating in the area where water and land converge. We’ve constructed the second Maasvlakte, the Afsluitdijk and the harbour dyke at Den Oever, linked the A16 and A13 motorways as part of the Groene Boog project and implemented sand replenishment projects for the vulnerable Wadden Islands.
Our projects are challenging. We meet those challenges with knowledge, experience and inventiveness at all stages, from tendering to construction and delivery to our clients. We work with expert teams that include cost estimators, project controllers, purchasers, work planners and other professionals, all of whom are dedicated to creating a beautiful and safe country.

About Van Oord
Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, hydraulic engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow's world for over a hundred years. Our people are committed, enterprising professionals with a passion for water and technology.

Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?

Applying for this vacancy can exclusively be done online. As soon as we have evaluated the possibilities for you within Van Oord we will inform you right away.

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To fill this vacancy we will not be using agencies.
Matthijs Visser
Matthijs Visser

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