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Estimator Senior

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Office Rotterdam
  • Posted date:
  • Closing date:

The position
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 Senior at Van Oord Netherlands!

Your responsibilities
As a Cost Estimator Senior, along with our tender teams you will be there at the start of all the projects by  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, 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  have optimum communication with the team are key in this role.

Job requirements
Creating a detailed budgets to win tenders 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 Bachelor degree;
● at least 7 to 8 years work experience as a civil engineering cost estimator in dredging/reclamation, marine construction and/or infrastructure;
● Excellent command of the Dutch language is a mandatory requirement;

We offer
You will be in a place where your appreciate your sharp eye and build on your expertise every day. 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?

Apply online for the position of Estimator Senior by using the button below! If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me for more information or other career opportunities at Van Oord.

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Matthijs Visser
Matthijs Visser

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